Hairdressing Apprenticeship – Level 2 & 3

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Hairdressing Apprenticeship – Level 2 & 3

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those who wish to train in Hairdressing whilst working within the Industry.  Applicants will train within their salons and attend Highlands one day per week.

Applicants should apply directly to Highlands College.

Candidates may apply directly to Level 3 if current skills are competent.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

•   All candidates must be interviewed by Highlands and Trackers as part of the enrolment process
•   Personal presentation to reflect industry needs.
•   There are no age restrictions on this course.
•   Full time employment within industry, a good standard of education and a proven record of involvement in industry (i.e. Saturday work or work placement) or completion of the Jersey Progression Diploma in Hairdressing.
•   For applicants who have English as a second language, Level 1 ESOL will be required.


How long is this course?

A 2 year part-time programme beginning 2017

The next course dates are:

Level 2     Wednesday 2nd August 2017 – Wednesday 25th July 2018 (47 weeks)

Level 3     Monday 11th September 2017 – Monday 30th April 2018 (28 weeks)

Please note – the apprenticeship programmes does not run in the academic year pattern therefore attendance is weekly throughout the year

Candidates who have completed Level 2 may apply directly for Level 3



What will I study on this course?

Level 2:

  • Advise & consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair & scalp
  • Develop & maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Style & finish hair
  • Set & dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Colour & lighten hair
  • Plait & twist hair
  • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques
  • Fulfil salon reception duties

Level 3

  • Provide client consultation services
  • Creatively style & dress hair
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively colour & lighten hair
  • Hair colour correction services
  • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques


What Qualification will I gain?

NVQ Level 2 & Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing 


How is the course assessed?

Client practical assessments within Highlands College in our commercial salons and within the workplace by Highlands qualified assessors and on-line exams.


What does this course lead on to?

Salon manager, senior stylist, colour specialist, Award in Education & Training and the TAQA Assessors qualification.



How much will it cost?

  •   £900.00 per year
  •   Course book:  TBC
  •   Uniform:  Smart & current professional salon dress as per salon requirements.
  •   Practical Hairdressing Kit – order forms will be included in the enrolment pack

Funding is available through Trackers – the Apprenticeship programme. More information can be found on the website, however Trackers will attend all interviews for this programme.



How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact Employability on 608752 or email