Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Hairdressing

Start date(s):
1 Aug 2020
2 years
Level 2
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Attendance Pattern:
Awarded by:
City & Guilds
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Tuition fees paid by employer. Enquire for more information.


Course details may be subject to change

This course will allow you to gain vital hands-on experience working in a salon. You will develop the skills and knowledge required to work in this fast paced industry.

It combines study with practical learning on-the-job. You will attend college on a day-release basis while employed and working as an apprentice/junior hairdresser.

You will learn how to treat, cut, colour and style hair, to achieve customer satisfaction.


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Studying an apprenticeship means you will earn while you learn, and will gain vital hands-on experience working in a salon.

You will attend college one day per week - it is imperative you can commit to attend all sessions to complete the course.

You will be required to supply your own clients and models throughout the year.


  • Consultation
  • Shampoo and Condition treating the Hair and Scalp
  • Cutting Hair to Create Various Techniques
  • Style and Finish Hair
  • Colour and Lighten Hair Using Techniques
  • Perming Hair (optional)
  • Applying Hair Extensions (optional).

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Work Placement
Independent Learning


9am-4.30 pm
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

Practical assessments will be carried out within college, as well as in your salon placement. Your assessor will visit you regularly to ensure you are making continuous progress, and will also carryout workplace reviews, with you and your employer, to ensure you are completing all the requirements of the course.

An apprenticeship programme combines real workplace learning with classroom based theory, portfolio building and underpinning knowledge.

You will spend one day per working week at college and the remainder in the workplace, allowing you to gain practical experience whilst collecting a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate competences against a criteria of occupational standards.

Summative assessment will be ongoing throughout the completion of the stated units. Once you have completed all of the summative assessments, and your functional skills requirements, you will undertake an end point assessment. Your end point assessment will test your practical skills under the supervision of an independent external assessor.

Industry links:

You will have the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars, to further your knowledge and prepare you for the hairdressing industry. You will be encouraged to enter internal and external hair and beauty competitions, and attend seminars and workshops to enhance your skills and employability.


You will be required to work up to 40 hours per week, to develop your skills and knowledge and gain real-life experience. You will gain a superb understanding of the industry.

For further information, please speak to our Apprenticeship team: apprenticeships@newdur.ac.uk or 0191 375 4342.

You could progress to a relevant Level 3 apprenticeship programme or course at New College Durham.

Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase a uniform and kit for your course. Information on prices for these items are detailed on the forms below.

You can purchase your uniform using the following links for:

You can purchase your kit using this form.

Interview Instructions

If you are interested in studying on this course, you can get in touch on Live Chat with any questions.

You will be invited to attend an interview with a curriculum team member, further course information and expectations will be discussed to enable you to make an informed choice.

If you have not yet secured an apprenticeship placement, you will be offered a place on our full-time course, starting in September. Once your placement has been secured, you will be transferred onto the apprenticeship programme.

Entry Criteria

Ideally you should hold a grade 4 (C) in maths and English, to full fill the standard requirements. If you hold a grade 4 in one subject you will be required to study further maths and/or English and achieve a Level 2 Functional Skill.

You must be employed and have the support from your employer to attend college one day per week, and work up to 40 hours in the salon per week.