Hairdressing is a trendy, and fashion orientated business for which you will have to be creative, energetic, and competitive.
There is no set of rules or any entry criteria for the Hairdressing Apprenticeship in terms of academic qualifications. We are looking for Apprentices who are enthusiastic and self-motivated to be a hairdresser, combined with the ability to take an active part in studying the hairdressing qualification, as well as they must be prepared to work hard both in the salon and in the Hairdressing Academy.
You would also need to:
• Be well presented in all aspects; clothing, hair and personal hygiene
• Be practical and well organized
• Have a good communication skills with excellent social skills
• Have a good sense of humour and a pleasant nature
• Be willing to work in flexible hours/days as per the employment
• Have a high aptitude level and co-ordination
• Be committed to the programme as we expect high level of
attendance, and dedication
Before being offered a place at the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy, all prospective Apprentices will be required to attend an interview to confirm a course offer and start date.
• A 12-15 months Apprenticeship programme after which you will be
• We can help you in job assessment in a hairdressing salon as we are
in contact with over 325 hairdressing salons across London, Essex,
Hertfordshire and Middlesex
• We have created a contemporary, integrated training and
• Small intimate classes with maximum 15 students in a class which
leads to better learning outcomes
• In the LHAA, the training sessions will be held at one of our training
Academies each of which are furnished a replicate an high quality
commercial hairdressing salon. Our exceptionally skilled team will
equip you with the best technical skills.
• We will provide you the best quality learning and study materials
which will support your training and development much of which
can be accessed on line via our e-learning portal
• We will also train you in additional skills to support your job-role
which will lead you one step ahead from others, such as
customer services, effective communication skills, and
• We will also allocate you a personal mentor who will support
you through the programme both at the Academy and at work
• We are enrolling Apprentices for this programme throughout the
• You will not be required to continue to study towards a GCSE in
English and maths if you failed to get a C grade GCSE when at
The programme is based on 4 key elements:
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Intermediate Apprenticeship)
or Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Advanced Apprenticeship)
• English and maths in a Hairdressing context
• Employee understanding of company and legislative policy
• Team work and creativity
During the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, the LHAA Apprentice will be trained in the following fields:
• Ensure responsibility and accountability for actions to minimize
the risks to health and safety
• Give customers a good impression of your organisation
• Relationship building with client
• Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
• Hair colouring
• Style and finish hair
• Set and dress hair
• Cut hair using basic techniques
• Performing reception duties
• Develop and maintain your effectiveness on work
During the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing, the LHAA Apprentice will be trained in the following fields:
• Monitor procedures to control work operations
• Promote additional services to customers
• Provide hairdressing consultation services
• Cut hair with a combination of techniques
• Hair colouring hair using different styles
• Provide colour correction services
• Dress hair with creative styles
• Dress long hair creatively
Moreover, the Apprentices will be able to develop the skills like, self-management, relationship-building with clients, managing the workplace, and techniques which will support their self-directed learning.
During your Apprenticeship, you will work in a hairdressing salon located anywhere in London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex. The transport links in these areas are most convenient which will enable you to attend the Academy once a week.
National Minimum Wage rates
The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice - you must be at least school leaving age to get it.
Year21 & over8 to 20Under 18Apprentice*2015 (current rate)£6.70£5.30£3.87£3.302014 £6.50£5.13£3.79£2.732013£6.31£5.03£3.72£2.682012£6.19£4.98£3.68£2.652011£6.08£4.98£3.68£2.602010£5.93£4.92£3.64£2.50
*This rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.
The rates are usually updated every October, so the current rates apply from October 2015.
From April 2016, the national living wage will be £7.20 an hour for workers aged 25 and older. The minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under.