The advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Framework enables students to learn the full skillset resulting in a hairdresser who’s ready to work on the salon floor.
As an entry requirement, you need to have completed your Level 2 Apprenticeship in hairdressing or hold 10 year’s salon experience.
Functional Skills maths and English are required as part of an apprenticeship if the relevant GCSE’s were not achieved, which gives a great chance to upskill if you did not achieve these at school.
You will need to achieve Functional Skills Level 2 unless you have achieved grades 4-9/A-C GCSE. An initial and diagnostic assessment will gage your current level and help us know where to pitch your lessons.
I graduate next month and FEEL REALLY PREPARED, a little nervous, but excited too to start doing clients and becoming a PROFESSIONAL HAIRDRESSER.
– Evelina, Level 3
The course is broken into 4 units:
Creatively style and dress hair
Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
Creatively colour and lighten hair
Provide client consultation services of look
The following units have also been pre-selected to maximise your employability as a hairdresser, though these can be amended if you and your employer wish to change:
Hair colour correction services
Whilst studying at Gina Conway Academy, you will also learn:
Gina Conway 5-star service
Assessment: You will build up a portfolio of assessments that consist of both practical and theory exams to achieve your qualification.
Kit: You will already have your hairdressing kit from NVQ Level 2 to use (Gina Conway Hairdressing Kit List). We recommend as you progress through your course that you add some additional tools, which are personal to your needs.
Wages: As an apprentice, you earn as you learn and you will be paid for your training time. You’ll be released from work one day a week to attend your course.
An apprentice’s wage will vary depending on your employer, though this rate cannot go below the apprenticeship minimum wage. A full breakdown of this can be found at https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
The following wages apply as of April 2019:
Students 25 and over: £8.21
21 to 24 years old: £7.70
18 to 20: £6.15
Under 18: £4.35
So, are you ready for the challenge?