Hairdressing, Beauty & Barbering Apprenticeships

Information for Employers

Cambridge Regional College offers a range of Hair, Beauty and Barbering Apprenticeships over Levels 2 & 3.

Hairdressing & Barbering

The Hair Professional Level 2 & 3 Apprenticeships are ideal if you wish to employ an apprentice and help them start their career in hairdressing or barbering. The Apprenticeship provides the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of junior hairdressers/barbers. Apprentices will learn how to carry out customer consultations; shampoo, cut and style hair.

Suitable Job Roles

You must employ your apprentice within a suitable job role such as trainee hairdresser/barber for Level 2 or senior stylist/salon manager for Level 3.

Duration & Delivery Location

The Hair Professional Level 2 & 3 Apprenticeships are delivered at both our Cambridge and Huntingdon Campuses. Each level takes approximately 18-24 months to complete.

Course Content

Apprentices work towards gaining knowledge and skills in the following topics depending on their chosen Apprenticeship:

  • Shampoo, condition and hair treatments
  • Cutting hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Dry and finish men’s hair (barbering)
  • Create basic outlines and detailing in hair (barbering)
  •  Assist with shaving services (barbering)

As well as essential knowledge and skills, the Apprenticeship will cover behaviours and additional learning if required for subjects such as Maths and English.

Beauty Therapy

The Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship is ideal if you are looking to employ an apprentice and help them start their career in the beauty therapy industry. The Apprenticeship is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for a successful career in the industry. Cambridge Regional College offers both the Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeship and covers specialist pathways in nail, makeup, massage and spa therapy. 

Suitable Job Roles

You must employ your apprentice within a suitable job role such as junior beauty therapist for Level 2 and Spa therapist for Level 3. 

Duration & Delivery

The Beauty Therapy Level 2 & 3 Apprenticeships are delivered at both our Cambridge and Huntingdon Campuses. Each level takes approximately 18-24 months to complete.

Course Content

Apprentices work towards gaining knowledge and skills in the following topics depending on their chosen Apprenticeship:

  • Carry out waxing services
  • Provide manicure and pedicure services
  • Provide facial skin care treatments
  • Health and safety
  • Promote additional services
  • Customer Service

Optional routes are available including makeup and nail for Level 2 and massage and spa for Level 3.

As well as essential knowledge and skills, the Apprenticeship will cover behaviours and additional learning if required for subjects such as Maths and English.

Employer Costs

Employer costs vary depending on company size and the age of the apprentice. Apprentice candidates do not pay apprenticeship course fees. 

Please contact us to discuss your requirements on 01223 418778, training@camre.ac.uk or by completing to below contact form.

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“The care for students at CRC is outstanding, the personal support from the team has been exceptional. I would recommend CRC and apprenticeships to other employers.”
Daniel Richards, Former Hairdressing Apprentice and new Salon Owner

Cambridge Campus Status

Cambridge Campus open and running as normal.
Updated: 10/12/17

Huntingdon Campus Status

Huntingdon Campus open and running as normal.
Updated: 10/12/17