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Hair Professional

Working as a barber or hairdresser to provide hair cutting, styling and grooming services for men and women.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • hair industry practices and principles
  • hair cutting and styling techniques for all hair types
  • using specialist hair grooming materials and tools
  • communication skills - including meeting and greeting, and building rapport
  • specialist barbering or hairdressing skills
  • health and safety requirements and legislation

None specified. Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible for state registration with the Hair Council.


End Point Assessment

View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
City and Guilds 0844 543 0000
VTCT 023 8068 4500