Apprenticeship Standard 157 - Level 2 Hair Professional

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Retail and Commercial Enterprise
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We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 59539
Qualification Type Not Set
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


The Hair Professionals Standard– Hairdressing is a newly created qualification based on employer needs and has been designed by employers for learners wishing to gain an apprenticeship within the Hair Professional arena.

The Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals will lead to the achievement of the Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard alongside the relevant functional skills.

This a qualification designed for learners who are 16+ years and who wish to develop the skills and knowledge needed to begin to work as a Hairdresser. They may have previously completed a Level 1 qualification in the relevant subject area.

Learners wishing to complete these qualifications will be doing so as an employed, apprentice in a real work environment.


You will complete 5 mandatory units -

201 Consultation

202 Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

203 Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks

204 Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to achieve a variety of looks

205 Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques

Plus 1 Optional unit -

206 Perming hair

You will then enter End point assessment.

How will it be delivered?

The on-programme stage of the qualification is assessed by centre assessors and is pass/fail only. You will also complete a Portfolio and Online test OR short answer question test

The end-point assessment stage of the qualification is assessed by a City & Guilds Independent End Point Assessor and is graded pass/distinction. The grade achieved for the end-point assessment will be the grade for the overall qualification.

Entry requirements

Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment. They must also sit the level 2 test for both English and Maths.

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