Hairdressing Apprentice Level 2

Blaze Hair

Kingswinford, DY6 8RP

Closes in 17 days (Sunday 11 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 13 June 2024


Summary

Working as a hairdresser to provide hair cutting and styling. 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 for ladies and men.

Annual wage
£9,984 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)
Hours
Tuesday to Saturday between 9.00am and 6.00pm. Hours to be confirmed.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 19 August

Duration

2 Years

Positions available

1

Work

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

  • Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing/Barbering) 
  • All apprentices will complete the core skills and knowledge (Part 1) and will choose the occupational option route for hairdressing or barbering (Part 2) Part 1 – Mandatory core skills and knowledge for hairdressing and barbering
  • Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to take the tests for this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL

Training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. You will be required to attend Dudley College premises one day per week to work towards your apprenticeship standard qualification.  An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through your course. Continual assessments, coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.

At the end of your training, you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 2 qualification.

Weekly training with the stylists, and a chance to join in any training we are offered by Schwarzkopf.

Where you’ll work

Blaze Hair

37 Lapwood Avenue

Kingswinford

DY6 8RP

Training

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

DUDLEY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

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.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths and English (grade D/3 or above)

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

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Team working
    • Friendly
    • Interest in hair
    • Smart presentable appearance
    • Punctual and reliable
    • Outgoing Confident Personality

    Other requirements

    Models will need to be provided by yourself regularly for training. Saturday is a working day. Long periods of standing.

    About this company

    The Blaze brand is passionate about hair and dedicated to customer service. As creatives, we constantly aim high and push boundaries to achieve our clients needs! We are not just a work team but consider ourselves a work family, who support each other not only professionally but also in our personal daily life too. We have had many educational opportunities throughout our journey since 2007, including sessions led by Nicky Clarke OBE and Daniel Galvin (world renowned colour specialist). Any candidate thinking about joining our team will be given full support in salon to compliment and build on what your apprenticeship course will teach you. If you are outgoing, hard working and creative then we are really excited to meet and share our knowledge with you!

    https://www.blazehairkingswinford.co.uk (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Possible opportunity to continue onto a level 3 course and become a stylist at Blaze
    • Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    DUDLEY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

    Julie Perks

    julie.perks@dudleycol.ac.uk

    01384 363314

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000257604.

    Apply now

    Closes in 17 days (Sunday 11 August at 11:59pm)

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