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This Modern Apprenticeship helps you train employees as new starts to hairdressing and barbering, but also provides a way for already in the role to upgrade their skills. After completion, employees can pursue a career in traditional hairdressing or barbering, or in a more specialized position such as a session hairdresser/barber for film or TV.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification in either:

  • Hairdressing at SCQF Level 5
  • Barbering at SCQF Level 5
Entry requirements

Candidates don’t need previous experience to apply for this qualification.

Progression and development

Successful apprentices will have the skills and knowledge to carry out roles such as:

  • Junior hairdresser/barber
  • Junior receptionist
  • Junior African Caribbean hairdresser/barber

Apprentices could also advance their skills and knowledge by studying towards the SCQF level 6 apprenticeship.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for a qualification in either:

  • Hairdressing at SCQF Level 6
  • Barbering at SCQF Level 6
Entry requirements

Candidates should have already completed SCQF level 5 or have equivalent qualifications or experience.

Progression and development

Successful apprentices will have the skills and knowledge to carry out roles such as:

  • Salon technician
  • Senior African Caribbean hairdresser/barber
  • TV and film hairdresser/barber
  • Senior salon hairdresser/barber
  • Senior receptionist

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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