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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Intermediate apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing. Intermediate apprentices may also progress onto further education and/or Continual Professional Development courses related to working in the hair and beauty sector.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is subject to interview and assessment. You will need to have relevant employment. In addition, you need to have 4 GCSEs at grade D / 3 or higher, including English and Maths or have achieved a Level 1 hairdressing qualification or have relevant experience* and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 1 in English and Maths.

*please call Eastleigh College Training Agency on 023 8091 1226 to discuss

What does this programme involve?

The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing provides the fundamental skills and knowledge required for a successful and rewarding career as a hairdresser.

The apprenticeship the following mandatory core units: Set and Dress Hair, Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques, Colour and Lighten Hair, Advise and Consult With Clients, Shampoo, Condition and Treat The Hair and Scalp, Develop and Maintain Your Effectiveness at Work.

The list of optional units includes: Remove Hair Extensions, Relax Hair, Perm and Neutralise Hair, Plait And Twist Hair, Temporarily Attach Hair to Enhance a Style, Fulfil Salon Reception Duties, Cut Men's Hairstyles.

You will achieve a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing. Unless exempt on entry, you will also achieve Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This apprenticeship is offered through:

- day release attendance at either Eastleigh College (HAAPA)
- day release attendance at Above Bar Training in Southampton city centre (HAAPB)
- work-based learning (HWB21)

If you select day release you will attend college one day per week during term time and spend the rest of your time earning and learning in the workplace.

If you select work-based learning you will be visited in the workplace by a college assessor who will also work with you to develop your job knowledge.

You will be assessed on a continuous basis through a combination of knowledge and practical assessment activities, including assessment of activities in the workplace.

Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Achievement Officer.

What else do I need to know?

This apprenticeship has a minimum duration of 12 months but will typically take between 12 and 15 months to complete.

The Apprenticeship is suitable for those who are seeking to start a career in hairdressing and for those who have some relevant experience but do not have a hairdressing qualification.

Apprenticeships are open to candidates of all ages above 16 years.

The Government are currently in the process of changing the information that you learn on this course, therefore it is likely that some of the unit information shown above will change before the course starts. All applicants will be sent the new course information as soon as it is released.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
HAAPA Eastleigh College Mon 09:00 – 17:00 36 Please Enquire Apply now
HAAPA Eastleigh College 10/9/2018 Mon 09:00 – 16:00 36 Please Enquire Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

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Maddii, Hair & Media Make-up

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