Apprenticeship in Barbering
Awarded by: City and Guilds
Qualification: NVQ Level 2
Start Day/Time: Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.
Introduction: Apprenticeships are a popular choice for people aged 16 or above, looking for on the job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. Most of your training will be directly linked to the career you have chosen, gaining practical experience in the workplace.
An Apprenticeship in barbering will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of a variety of routine barbering related activities. You will be working in a salon environment where your duties could encompass many areas of barbering such as, communicating with colleagues and clients, dealing with customer enquiries and carrying out numerous practical barbering tasks. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer.
Where possible staff from the College Apprenticeship Team will help you find an employer and place of work (although students who are already employed are welcome to apply if sponsored by their employer). Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent on work places being available.
Entry Requirements: At Nescot we require you to have at least 2 GCSE’s A – D, however individual cases will be considered without these. You will need to demonstrate an interest in hairdressing and have acceptable literacy and numeracy skills. All applicants for apprenticeship training will be required to attend an interview and undertake initial assessments.
Cost: Apprenticeships are fully funded for those aged 16 – 18 years. There is an employer contribution for those aged 19+
To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:
- Diploma in Barbering NVQ Level 2
- Key Skills in Application of Number Level 1
- Key Skills in Communication Level 1
The NVQ qualification is work- related and will relate specifically to your job role.
Mandatory units include:
- G20-Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety.
- G7-Advise and consult with clients
- GH8-Shampoo condition and treat the hair and scalp
- GB3-Cut hair using barbering techniques
- GB4-Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
- GB5-Dry and finish men’s hair
- GB2-Change men’s hair colour
- G18-Promote additional services or products to clients
- G4-Fulfil salon duties
- G8-Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
Course Assessment: You will be continually assessed throughout your training. The assessments will take place in the work place; you will also take some external tests/examinations for key skills (if required). Your progress will be reviewed regularly and achievable targets set, to ensure you complete your apprenticeship on time.
Course Progression: On successful completion of this Apprenticeship you could progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing or Barbering (NVQ 3).
Additional Information: Expect to earn a minimum of £2.60 an hour. Whilst your technical skills and knowledge will develop over the course of your Apprenticeship you will also need to demonstrate to potential employers that you possess the relevant skills and personal qualities and are willing to work and learn.
Employers will look for:
- Good communication skills
- Reliable, flexible and good timekeeping
- Ability to work in a team as well as on your own initiative
- Enthusiastic and willing to learn
The Next Step:
www.nescot.ac.uk or contact the Apprenticeship Team on 020 8394 3162 to obtain an application form.
Fill in an application form and return it to the Apprenticeship Team, Nescot College, Reigate Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 3DS. Remember: some courses are very popular and fill up fast.
We will write to you with an interview date and time. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions about your course and discuss your plans for the future. You will also undertake Basic Skills assessments in literacy and Numeracy and in some cases a trade related paper.
4 On Course:
After your interview we will write to you. If your application is successful, we will offer you a provisional place. If we are unable to offer you a place, we can advise you on an alternative course of action
You will be invited to come into College for a day in the summer for an induction and to enrol.
6 Start: Your course begins!