Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard (Barbering) | Walsall College

Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard (Barbering)

Barbering has a unique position within the hair and beauty sector, as it combines traditional skills such as scissors over comb and shaving with new specialist techniques such as 2D and 3D sculpting.

An apprenticeship is a great way of gaining the knowledge and developing the specialist skills you need to progress in your chosen career. This apprenticeship will suit those currently working as or wishing to work as a Junior Barber or Junior Stylist (with a high percentage of male clients). Apprentices will work towards obtaining a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering. As part of this programme, Apprentices can expect to carry out treatments including cutting hair, cutting facial hair, basic patterns, perming and neutralising and colouring men's hair.

How do you become an Apprentice?

You might already be employed but if not, to find vacancies go to:

What do Employers get out of Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships provide small businesses with access to high quality training programmes that help their businesses remain profitable. Apprenticeships offer employers the opportunity to train new or existing members of staff to understand and support the unique requirements of their business.


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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an in depth interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined. You will also be required to carry out a skills test.
To be accepted onto the programme you must have GCSE grades E or above in Maths and English. Grade C or above are desirable. If you have attained these grades it may give you an exemption from the functional skills components of the framework however if you do not have the required grades, additional support will be provided to bring you up to the required level dependant on your initial assessment results.
The suitability of your employer will also be determined before you are accepted onto the programme.
Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework.
If you do not have an offer of employment we may be able to assist you, however this cannot be guaranteed as demand for Apprenticeship places are high.

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Barbering or Hairdressing
  • Level 3 Barbering or Hairdressing Qualifications
  • Into employment as a junior barber in the barbering industry

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Basic Information

Course Code B80A25077P
Location Various Locations, not at Walsall College sites.
Level Level 2
Type Int Apprenticeship
Start Date Various

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