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Hairdressing Apprenticeship (Advanced and Creative) – Level 3

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  • Course aim

    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. They take ownership of their work and client lists, accept responsibility, are proactive, flexible and adaptable, plan their work and time, they aim for excellence by taking exceptional pride in their work and industry.

    The work environment can be varied in size, style and ambiance, from a bespoke salon, the media industry, cruise ships, product houses and manufacturers to luxury high-end hair salon.

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

    You would already have a Hair Professional Level 2 qualification.

  • Course content

    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
  • Course assessment

    Apprentices are required to attend college once a week, the rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer. Our hairdressing assessor will visit and observe the apprentice in practice

    The End-Point Assessment (EPA) will consist of 3 components:

    • A multiple-choice knowledge test
    • Observations and questioning (one precision cut and finish from personal collection of hair style looks, and one advanced creative colour conversion on previously coloured hair)
    • A professional discussion using the candidate’s collection of hairstyle looks
    • 1 Year
    • Level 3 Advanced & Creative Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard
    • You will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
    • You need to have an employer to support your Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
    • Must achieve Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English (if required)
  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that quits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above, you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%)

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff, you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeship costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy. For more guidance on this please refer to our website.

  • Benefits to apprentices

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    This apprenticeship provides the perfect foundation for several career avenues within the hairdressing industry, including

    Creative hair stylists, Advanced senior stylists, Senior hair professional, Specialist technicians , or even running your very own salon

  • Course aim

    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. They take ownership of their work and client lists, accept responsibility, are proactive, flexible and adaptable, plan their work and time, they aim for excellence by taking exceptional pride in their work and industry.

    The work environment can be varied in size, style and ambiance, from a bespoke salon, the media industry, cruise ships, product houses and manufacturers to luxury high-end hair salon.

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

    You would already have a Hair Professional Level 2 qualification.

  • Course content

    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
  • Course assessment

    Apprentices are required to attend college once a week, the rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer. Our hairdressing assessor will visit and observe the apprentice in practice

    The End-Point Assessment (EPA) will consist of 3 components:

    • A multiple-choice knowledge test
    • Observations and questioning (one precision cut and finish from personal collection of hair style looks, and one advanced creative colour conversion on previously coloured hair)
    • A professional discussion using the candidate’s collection of hairstyle looks
    • 1 Year
    • Level 3 Advanced & Creative Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard
    • You will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
    • You need to have an employer to support your Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
    • Must achieve Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English (if required)
  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that quits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above, you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%)

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff, you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeship costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy. For more guidance on this please refer to our website.

  • Benefits to apprentices

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    This apprenticeship provides the perfect foundation for several career avenues within the hairdressing industry, including

    Creative hair stylists, Advanced senior stylists, Senior hair professional, Specialist technicians , or even running your very own salon

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