Introduction

The title of Hair Professional can encompass two possible streams, both with their different practices and requirements: Hairdresser and Barber. Hairdressers need to be versatile and be able to jump between male and female clientele. They’ll be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create variety of looks and colour and lighten hair. Barbers, by contrast, are more specialised and tend to service only men. Barbers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using barbering techniques, style and finish hair, cut facial hair into shape and provide shaving services for men. Both hairdressers and barbers must have an intimate knowledge of hair types – from wispy and straight to thick and very curly – and be able to instantly work with a diverse set of hair styles on demand. Perhaps most importantly, they should be able to communicate with clients to ensure they address their particular needs, demonstrate professionalism and values consistent with the profession and position and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision.

Level: 2
Duration: Typically 24 months
Funding Band: 9 (£9,000)

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Mandatory Content

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Qualifications:
TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing (RQF)
OR
TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Barbering (RQF)

Functional Skills: 
TQUK Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English (QCF)
TQUK Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics (QCF)

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End-Point Assessment

The end-point assessment will test the knowlege, skills and behaviours of the apprentice, and is divided into two streams, depending on the path chosen by the apprentice.

For the Hairdressing stream, the apprentice will go through a practical assessment of various skills they have learned by the independent assessor. The apprentice will demonstrate on at least two models. The practical assessment will be followed by an oral questioning of their performance. The assessment will cover various requirements of the standard, including the apprentice's ability to cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks, to style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks and to colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques.

For the barbering stream, the apprentice will go through a practical assessment of various skills they have learned by the independent assessor. The apprentice will demonstrate on at least two models. The practical assessment will be followed by an oral questioning of their performance. The assessment will cover various requirements of the standard, including the apprentice's ability to cut hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks, to style and finish men’s hair, to cut facial hair into shape and to provide shaving services.

More Information

If you would like to know more about the Hair Professional apprenticeship standard and how TQUK can help with the assessment of this apprenticeship, please contact the team by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. where a member of our EPA team will be on hand to discuss and answer any questions or queries.