Course Title Hair Professional Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
Level: 2
Code M11

Overview of the Course

Hairdressers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create a variety of looks and colour and lighten hair. Hairdressers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.


Key Units/Learning Aims

Mandatory Units


  • Consultation
  • Shampoo, Condition & Treat the Hair & Scalp
  • Cut Hair Using a Range of Techniques
  • Style & Finish Hair
  • Colour & Lighten Hair



Optional Units


  • Perming Hair
  • Hair Relaxing Treatments & Techniques
  • Hair Extension Services

What are the entry requirements?

Relevant qualifications and/or an initial assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to commencement


Apprenticeship L3 Hairdressing/Apprenticeship L2 Barbering

Course Duration

24 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of the apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional Skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level the apprentice will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications achieved, the results of an assessment prior to the apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship they are completing.


Delivery and Assessment

Development of the job role competencies and skills and behaviours can be delivered exclusively by Bury College, co-delivered with a workplace mentor who will work alongside the Learning and Skills Coach to support and log the apprentice's progress. The dedicated, qualified Learning and Skills Coach will support the teaching and learning of the apprentice in their development of L2 Hairdressing knowledge and competence in their work-based activities.











For the Level 2 Hairdressing, the Learning and Skills Coach will visit on a regular basis to support with developing the electronic portfolio, which is used as evidence for the completion of the qualifications and the end point assessment.  Assessment of the apprentice's progress in their workplace competencies involves:


·         Observations

·         Professional discussions

·         Question and answer sessions

·         Reviews



End Point Assessment

Apprentices will access an End Point Assessment after successful completion of all the listed qualifications and when the Learning and Skills Coach and Employer agree and sign to say that the learner is competent in the vocational area. The end point assessment (EPA) is a formal summative assessment that concludes the apprenticeship programme and is assessed in a number of ways to provide a clear indication of the apprentice’s knowledge and skills. The EPA will take place in college and apprentices must prepare for up to 6 hours (excluding breaks) to demonstrate consultation, colouring, cutting and styling skills using 2/3 clients. The methods of EPA will be:


·         Practical tasks

·         Oral questioning


The apprentice is responsible for providing suitable models for the EPA and employers/trainers will support with this. The models can be familiar to the apprentice however cannot be peers. The dress code must be adhered to or the final mark may be affected.

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