WHAT APPRENTICES NEED TO KNOW
Hairdressing Apprenticeships, Hereford, Worcester & Gloucester
Congratulations if you are an apprentice who has been employed by a local hair salon or barber shop to learn the trade. Here you will find lots of information about your apprenticeship. If you have any further questions, we'd love to hear from you. Simply complete the form at the end of this page.
What Is A Hairdressing Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a job where you learn technical skills, gain practical experience and get paid! As an employee, you'll have a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the skills and knowledge to succeed as a hair stylist or barber.
To become an apprentice, you must be aged 16 or over, not already be in full-time education, and live in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland. Although academic qualifications are needed, most salons are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic and eager to learn, have great attention to detail, good people skills and an understanding and sense of style.
As a hairdressing or barbering apprentice you’ll:
- learn and train to become a hair stylist or barber -
- get paid and receive holiday leave -
- get hands-on experience on the salon floor -
- study for at least 20% of your working hours with our training providers Riverside Training -
- complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship -
- be on a career path with lots of future potential.
Who Pays For My Apprenticeship?
Your apprenticeship is funded from contributions made by the Government and your employer. You will be paid a salary while you do your hairdressing or barbering apprenticeship which usually takes two years.
You'll just need to cover the cost of your day-to-day expenses, such as lunch and travel. After you have passed your apprenticeship, you will have the necessary skills to become a junior stylist and to start building up your own column of clients.
Which Apprenticeship Is Right For Me?
3 Counties Hair Academy in Hereford is a City & Guilds approved training centre. We offer two courses for individuals wishing to learn how to become a hair stylist or a barber: the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Hairdressing and the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Barbering.
As a hairdressing apprenticeship you will be employed by a hair salon that supports you as you learn the skills to become a competent stylist.
What Is Off The Job Training?
Off the job training is the time that apprentices spend doing learning that is not considered part of your usual workload. This might include shadowing other stylists, attending internal training sessions, carrying out research and generally increasing your knowledge and skills. 20% of your course time will be spent on off the job training and you will need to keep evidence of this work as it is important in helping you to achieve your qualification.
Where Will My Hair Career Take Me?
Once you are a qualified stylist or barber, you can shape your career in many ways. You may want to stay with the salon that supported you through your apprenticeship as you continue to learn and grow. There may also be opportunities to style hair for weddings, events, fashion & glamour photography, catwalks, TV and film. Many stylists also dream of becoming a salon manager or opening their own salon or chain or salons one day.