Level 2 Hairdressing Professional Apprenticeship

by | Nov 25, 2020

Have your say on Level 2 Hairdressing Professional Apprenticeship.

Do you have an apprentice on one of the new Level 2 Hairdressing Professional apprenticeships, or are you thinking of taking on an apprentice? If so, you now have the chance to influence how this apprenticeship will change and develop in the future.


The (Trailblazer) apprenticeships (England only) were originally developed by hair and beauty employees to ensure apprentices gain the level of knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to work well in a hair salon, barbershop or beauty salon.


Following the Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education (IfATE)  route review in mid-2019, the review of the Hair Professional standard was temporally placed on hold due to the Coronavirus. The Hair Professional Apprenticeship Steering Group (HPASG) and Expert working groups have been working over the last few weeks, reviewing the apprenticeship, which is now ready for wider consultation.


“It’s more important now more than ever in these challenging times that we have an Apprenticeship Standard, End Point Assessment and appropriate funding band that supports apprentices and meets the needs of our industry.” – Wendy Cummins the trailblazer chair


“the new Hairdressing Professional apprenticeship at level 2 will continue to raise the bar, provide apprentices with the right knowledge, skills and behaviours to competently work within the hairdressing industry and will set a great foundation for continual professional development and progression”. – Caroline Larissey Director of Quality & Standards at the NHBF


How to Take Part


The consultation document can be downloaded HERE. It is vital that the consultation document is read before completing the survey, which can be found HERE.


The survey closes on the 26th November 2020


About the Level 2 Hair Professional Standard


The Level 2 Hair Professional Standard and End Point Assessment Plan  was originally developed in 2016 via The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Around 10,000 people started hairdressing and barbering apprenticeship in 2018/19.  Find out more about apprenticeships in England by visiting the NHBF education hub/apprenticeships.


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