Hairdressing Apprentice - L2 Diploma for Hairdressing Professionals

RH Hair Farnham

Farnham, GU9 7RX

Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 9 May 2024


As an Apprentice you will need to be able to work as part of a team, provide hairdressing services to valued clientele, at the same time as achieving your Apprenticeship, Level 2 Diploma for Hairdressing Professionals to include Functional Skills if required.

Annual wage
£13,312 to £23,795.20 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Hairdressing professional (level 2)
Tuesday to Saturday (working hours to be confirmed). Between 30 and 40 hours maximum, including 8 hours minimum training.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 August


2 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Apprentices will work towards the Level 2 Diploma for Hairdressing Professionals. The Diploma consists of 5 mandatory units and 1 optional unit.  Whilst achieving the qualification you will learn how to cut, colour, blow dry hair and how to deal with clients.

The Functional Skills that are required is English and maths at Level 1.  If these have not been achieved at school, then you will be required to complete and online test for maths and English.

The following will also be embedded into the qualification:

  • Professionalism and values
  • Behaviour and communication
  • Safe working practices

At the end of your Apprenticeship, you will be formally assessed by way of an End-point Assessment (EPA) consisting of the following methods. 

  • Knowledge test
  • Practical assessment
  • Professional discussion (underpinned by a portfolio of evidence)

All training will take place in the salon, with no requirement to attend day release. You will be allocated a highly skilled Trainer/Assessor who will visit you, in the salon, at least once per month. The salon, in partnership with your Trainer/Assessor will help you to acquire the skills and qualifications needed for a successful career and working life.

Where you’ll work

5 Cambridge Place

East Street




An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Hairdressing professional (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Adhere to legal and organisational requirements for the safe use of products, tools, materials and equipment.
  • Apply safe, hygienic, and effective methods of working and infection control, while completing hairdressing services.
  • Use communication and etiquette that meets industry requirements, suits and is appropriate to the organisation.
  • Maintain the client’s confidentiality and comfort (modesty, privacy) at the start and during the service.
  • Advise clients (new and regular) pre, during and after service on the maintenance of the look, complementary services and retail products available in the salon.
  • Promote yourself, your organisation, products and services via a variety of social channels.
  • Carry out wider salon duties to support the salon business (e.g. services, bookings, payments, retail, upselling and sales).
  • Use a range of products, tools, equipment used in Hairdressing services in accordance with legal organisational requirements.
  • Complete and maintain client records in accordance with legal and organisational requirements.
  • Work as part of a team to support the salon businesses.
  • Use working methods that promote environmental and sustainable working practices.
  • Carry out a consultation, examine and analyse the hair, skin and scalp and complete relevant industry tests (e.g. hair classification type and characteristics tests).
  • Identify (question/observation) any contraindications or limiting factors that are likely to affect or influence the service.
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp.
  • Dry and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a range of looks, that meets the intended shape, direction, balance and volume agreed with the client.
  • Use current setting and dressing techniques to create a range of looks that meets the intended shape, direction, balance, and volume agreed with the client.
  • Cut hair using a range of technical skills and cutting techniques to create a range of looks, considering weight distribution, cutting angles, balance and degree of graduation, and the natural growth patterns of the hair, length of the hair ( club cutting, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, texturising, freehand, thinning, layering and razor cutting).
  • Restyle hair to create a personalised short or medium (above the shoulder) length hair cut, changing the shape, length and style hair using a range of cutting techniques.
  • Complete a range of hair colouring and lightening services to change the depth and tone using current colouring techniques (e.g. freehand techniques, woven highlights or lowlights, root re-touch, half head and full head application, temporary, semi-permanent, demi- permanent, quasi-permanent, permanent colour and lighteners).
  • Evaluate the results of the service.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English & maths (grade 2 - 9 (E - A*))

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Passionate about hairdressing
    • Ability to learn and grow
    • Respectful to Educators
    • Attentive to task set
    • Attentive to education given
    • Ability to work as a team

    Other requirements

    The vacancy is for between 30 and 40 hours per week. We operate a continuous ongoing recruitment process, therefore, interviews and start dates may vary to that advertised. Applications will be assessed and interviewed as soon as they are received, which may result in the vacancy closing before the advertised date, please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

    About this company

    RH Hair Farnham is an award winning ladies and gents salon located in Farnham. We are passionate about hair and making sure our clients leave our salon with the style they want - not the style they're given. We work to create the perfect style that will be sure to suit the clients face shape, lifestyle and most importantly – their hair type. As an environmentally sensitive hair salon, we work hard to eliminate unnecessary waste materials and pollution and reduce our carbon footprint by using disposable products wherever we can. Our vision is to raise and improve standards by enabling us to become more ethical and create sustainable environments. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    To obtain the Level 2 Diploma for Hairdressing Professionals, qualify as a hairdresser and build a successful column of clients. Progression on to Level 3 or Barbering will be possible upon successful Level 2 completion.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Sam Stirling

    023 92591 666

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000248067.

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    Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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