As an apprentice you can earn whilst you learn, doing real jobs for real employers and learning real skills. You earn on average £180 a week, which increases to national minimum wage or higher after 1 year of continuous employment. You get paid holidays, receive training, gain a nationally-recognised qualification and the best part is it is all fully funded, so no student loans necessary! Apprenticeships are highly relevant in today’s market and the fact is, students are strong on theory, but this is no substitution for on-the-job practical training. Doing an apprenticeship with us can take you all over the world – you can even train up to degree level, so apprenticeships really do take you to the top.


We work with several employers throughout Merseyside and beyond, giving you the opportunity to choose who you work for. We also work closely with other training providers, so even if the sectors we train in are not suited to you, we can help point you in the right direction to get you where you want to be.


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Getting started…..


VTCT Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing)


Based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing, this qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior hairstylist.


On completion of this qualification you will be able to:

  • Shampoo and condition hair
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques
  • Style and finish hair to create a variety of looks
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Carry out hair extension services.


You will be able to work with all hair types ranging from
straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. You will also be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with your role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.

More advanced…..


VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Advanced and Creative Hairdressing


A more advanced course based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing, this level 3 qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a hairstylist.


The units covered are as follows:

  • Provide client consultation services
  • Advanced and creative cutting services
  • Creative fashion styling and finishing services
  • Provide smoothing and strengthening services
  • Advanced and creative colour services
  • Use fashion forward trends in hair, creative and precision techniques to create a collection of hairstyle looks


Students will deliver hair fashion forward trends, which are innovative styles inspired by current images and their own creativity, individual flair, imagination and interpretation. Throughout the qualification, students will demonstrate transferable skills, duties, behaviours and communication skills, safe working practices and the professionalism and values associated with their role.


    • 90% of apprentices stay in employment after finishing their apprenticeship (includes 2% self-employed)
    • 71% of apprentices stay with the same employer
    • 82% said their apprenticeship had improved their ability to do the job and 79% said that their career prospects had improved
    • More than 742,000 people have been earning and learning on an apprenticeship in 2019.

    Source: Correct as of December 2019


    Please click on the article below, to read more on the advantages and disadvantages of both Apprenticeships and University.

    Apprenticeship v University


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