Apprentice, Level 2 Diploma for Hair/Barber Professionals

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Qualification type: Intermediate Apprenticeship
Level: Level 2
Awarding body C&G
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date Sept/Jan/March starts
Duration 2 years
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Apprenticeship

Course overview

A choice of two pathways:

- Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing pathway
- Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering pathway

This Apprenticeship will provide you with a range of hairdressing skills and knowledge to develop your skills whilst working in the hairdressing or barbering industry as an apprentice. You will be employed in a hairdressing salon/ barbers as an Apprentice and the qualification will allow you to work as a Junior Stylist or Barber.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D-E or grade 3-2  including maths and English, although a grade C or grade 4 in either English or maths is desirable, or a Level 1 Hairdressing qualification. Mature students will be assessed on individual merit. You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant environment for the duration of the Apprenticeship.

You will be required to attend an interview at the college for all courses and Apprenticeships and we will request a school or college report.

Studying and learning
  • Client consultation
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques to achieve a variety of looks
  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to achieve a variety of looks
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
  • Perming hair
How will I be assessed

You will have a final end point assessment where you will need to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required.

What next


  • Hair Stylist
  • Barber
  • Working in a spa
  • Working on a cruise liner
  • TV/film/theatre work
Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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