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What opportunities will this course give me?

On completion and achievement of the Standard, progression routes will be provided and discussed with the individual to enable them to make informed choices about continuous professional development.

What will I be learning?

Advanced and Creative Hair Professionals are creative, passionate, and driven professionals who work without supervision, managing themselves and others when required. They provide a quality service, whilst working to the highest standards and continuously developing their personal and professional skills.

An Advanced and Creative Hair Professional:

• demonstrates professionalism by maintaining confidentiality and discretion

• researches fashion forward trends, using the results to create, plan and promote a collection of hairstyle looks that reflects their own individuality

• analyses the factors that influence the design and creation of the collection of hairstyle looks, including the target audience

• designs a range of looks to create a fashion forward collection of hairstyle looks

• maintains effective and safe methods of working

• uses and adapt a range of sectioning and cutting guidelines, creative and precision
techniques and technical skills to create and enhance the collection of hairstyle looks

• carries out precision and personalised cutting tailored to individual client characteristics

• formulates imaginative creative advanced colour conversion services to change the depth and tone of the hair

• uses a range of creative finishing and dressing techniques, advanced creative colouring techniques to enhance the collection of hairstyle looks

• presents, showcases and promotes their skills though their collection of hairstyle looks via a variety of media types and platforms

• provides a smoothing strengthening service to clients

• carries out in-depth consultation and complex analysis of the hair

• uses and applies the products, tools and equipment, in accordance with legal requirements, manufacturers' instructions and salon policy

• provides advice on future services and products

• evaluates the results of the service to improve further practice

Why is this course for me?

Apprentices will develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours through on and off-the-job learning and are expected to attend Eastleigh College on a day release basis.

Apprentices will enhance their knowledge and skills in areas to include:

• Using fashion forward trends in hair, creative and precision techniques to create a collection of hairstyle looks
• Smoothing and strengthening services
• Advanced creative colour conversion

The apprenticeship standard has a minimum duration of 12 months and apprentices will achieve certification through completion of an independent End Point Assessment.

Unless exempt on entry, apprentices will be required to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English & Maths prior to undertaking end point assessment.

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

What do I need to sign up?

Entry is subject to interview and assessment. You will need to have relevant employment and have achieved a Level 2 hairdressing qualification. In addition, you need to have 4 GCSEs at grade D or higher, including English and Maths, or be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 1 in English and Maths.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Due to the current national reform of apprenticeships, the information detailed for this framework was correct at the time it was sent to print. For September 2020, all apprenticeships will be delivered as a standard and details of these will be updated on our website as soon as the information is released. Please visit for up-to-date course information or to discuss further, please contact the Apprenticeship Experts on 02380 911226.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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