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Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2
Starting from August 2023

Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

  • Overview of the course

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    Our Apprenticeship programmes will give you vital hands-on experience, learning from real life situations, with the guidance of industry professionals. You’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in your chosen career.

    This Apprenticeship will enable you to gain the skills required to be a Hair Stylist and to work as an employee within a hairdressing salon.

    The course is a great way to build on your skills and gain a recognised qualification whilst also earning a salary.
  • What you'll learn

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    The Apprenticeship consists of around 30 hours in a salon and one day in College per week.

    Mandatory units include:
    • Basic Cutting
    • Colouring
    • Styling
    • Hair-Up
    • Consultation
    • Plus Two Optional Units of Your Choice

    Functional Skills (if applicable):
    • English Level 1
    • Maths Level 1

    You will be trained and assessed in theory and practical skills, with the majority of training taking place ‘on the job’.
  • Entry requirements

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    A successful interview with a salon accepting a Level 2 Apprenticeship programme.

    A good level of maths and English, assessed via a College in-house assessment (BKSB). You will be required to attend College one day per week.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You’ll be assessed throughout your learning programme by a mixture of formal tests, workplace observations, portfolio building and self-assessment.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • Wella-approved hair salons
    Strong Number 1 for Achievement Rates/strong
    We’re the number one General Further Education College in Greater Manchester for 16-18 achievement rates for higher level qualifications.
    Strong Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’/strong
    Ofsted also agrees; on our last inspection we were graded 2 for Good. Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • Future opportunities

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    On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you progress into professional job-specific qualifications or Higher Apprenticeships.

    Following further study you could work as:
    • A full-trained Hairdresser where you could earn between £14,000 and £20,000 a year, depending on experience.
    • A Salon Manager, earning between £18,000 and £30,000 a year.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel, financial support, and impartial advice and guidance. Throughout your Apprenticeship, you’ll also receive one-to-one support from your dedicated Work Based Tutor, helping you to achieve your ambitions
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a lecture theatre; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.

    You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations
  • How to apply?

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    Click the yellow ‘Apply’ button on this page.

    You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account so that you can track your application and enrol online. You’ll also be asked to book your interview for your course at the same time.

    If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email learner.hub@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Open Events

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    Open Events are the best way to discover what life as a Bolton College student is like, giving you an insight into College life.

    Open Events at our Deane Road Campus are as follows:
    • Tuesday 17th October 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 15th November 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday 14th December 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 6th February 2024, 5pm-8pm

    If you’d like to attend one of these events, register by visiting here
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Duration:

    weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    SD157-L2