Hair Professional

Apprenticeship , Level 2
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What Our Students Say

“The studying here is really great because we get a lot of industry-standard products, like we’re doing the age of male characters so in our kits we all got three bald caps which obviously gave us one practice and two assessments, and we’re all using the Ben Nye cream paints which are really really good industry-wise, and definitely the airbrushes as well, and we all had a big workshop on the airbrushes so everybody knows how to use theirs, and we all have our own. The thing with this course as well is it gives you a lot of creative freedom, like we all get given a brief but it’s kind of ‘what do you want to do with the brief?’, and having all the products to back that up really helps us achieve that.”


Did you know!

  • The hairdressing and barbering industry generates almost £7.5 billion for the UK economy.
  • 97.7% of our apprentices found our staff enthusiastic, knowledgeable and able to answer all relevant questions.
  • 58% of all people working in hairdressing/ barbering are self-employed or business owners.

Course Information


This programme will allow students to work as a barber or hairdresser to provide hair cutting, styling and grooming services for men and women.


With this apprenticeship, you could progress down one of two distinctly different career paths – hairdressing or barbering. Hairdressers will shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create various looks, and colour and lighten hair for both males and females. Barbers will shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using barbering techniques, style and finish hair, cut facial hair into shape, and provide shaving services for men.

Benefits and skills

  • Communicating effectively
  • Working safely in the salon
  • Providing hair consultation services
  • Shampooing, conditioning and treating hair
  • Cutting hair using various hairdressing or barbering techniques
  • Styling and finishing hair
  • You will have the opportunity to further develop specialist skills depending on whether you choose the barbering or hairdressing route.

    Entry requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

    Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

    Junior Hairdresser

    As a junior hairdresser you will meet and greet clients. In addition, you will start with general cleaning, shampooing and style hair before moving on to colouring and cutting techniques.

    Apprentice barber

    As an apprentice barber you will meet and greet clients. In addition, you will develop barbering skills on clients and will provide hair and scalp treatments. You will also undertake reception duties and will tidy and clean the salon area.

    Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:

  • Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship Level 2
  • Course details

    Study Type: Part time
    Course Code: 74417-01

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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