Apprenticeship Standard: Advanced and Creative Hair Professional

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship Standard: Advanced and Creative Hair Professional

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: APL3HA Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Apprenticeship Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    


About the course

Advanced and Creative Hair Professionals are creative, passionate, and driven professionals who work without supervision, managing themselves and others when required. They provide a quality service, whilst working to the highest standards and continuously developing their personal and professional skills.

An Advanced and Creative Hair Professional works in the hair industry, which is one of the largest, most trusted and fashion forward professions. They take ownership of their work and client lists, accept responsibility, are proactive, flexible and adaptable, plan their work and time, they aim for excellence by taking exceptional pride in their work and industry. The work environment can be varied in size, style and ambiance, from a bespoke salon, the media industry, cruise ships, product houses and manufacturers to luxury high-end hair salon.  They are highly skilled and experienced individual professionals who deliver hair fashion forward trends, which are innovative styles inspired by current images and their own creativity, individual flair, imagination and interpretation.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Your course

What modules are covered?

What does the apprenticeship cover?

  • The apprenticeship is made up of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.
  • Knowledge is taught within college, one day every week.
  • Skills are taught within the workplace. You will need to generate a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the following skills:
    • Demonstrate professionalism by maintaining confidentiality and discretion
    • Research fashion forward trends, using the results to create, plan and promote a collection of hairstyle looks that reflects their own individuality
    • Analyse the factors that influence the design and creation of the collection of hairstyle looks, including the target audience
    • Design a range of looks to create a fashion forward collection of hairstyle looks
    • Maintain effective and safe methods of working
    • Use and adapt a range of sectioning and cutting guidelines, creative and precision techniques and technical skills to create and enhance the collection of hairstyle looks
    • Carry out precision and personalised cutting tailored to individual client characteristics
    • Formulate imaginative creative advanced colour conversion services to change the depth and tone of the hair
    • Use a range of creative finishing and dressing techniques, advanced creative colouring techniques to enhance the collection of hairstyle looks
    • Present, showcase and promote skills though a collection of hairstyle looks via a variety of media types and platforms
    • Provide a smoothing strengthening service to clients
    • Carry out in-depth consultation and complex analysis of the hair
    • Use and apply the products, tools and equipment, in accordance with legal requirements, manufacturers' instructions and salon policy
    • Provide advice on future services and products
    • Evaluate the results of the service to improve further practice
  • You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths (if required).
  • End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship. It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout your apprenticeship.

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How will I be assessed?

Diploma, followed by an End Point Assessment by an external examiner 

Your future

What Next?

Apprenticeships are a proven way of increasing staff retention and productivity. 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce. Apprenticeships enable employers to recruit and train the employees to meet the specific needs of their business.

For more information or to recruit an Apprentice, please contact our
Employer Hotline on 01252 407299.

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

This training programme is intended for staff wanting to use their creative flair and progress their hairdressing skills. Apprentices must have previously completed an NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing and be employed in a suitable local Hair Salon, working a full column of clients. You will need to have achieved English and Maths at Functional Skills Level 2 or GCSE Grade C/Grade 4. 

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