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Prospective Learners

Karen Feeney receiving her TAQA award from Course Mentor Liz Taylor

There are various ways to become a hairdresser - go to college full-time, go to college on day release or train with us as an Apprentice and earn as you learn. However, don't get confused between a VRQ and an NVQ, click here for more details.

Intermediate Level Apprenticeships: These are designed for school and college leavers and offer a sound basis on which to build a career. They offer a chance to gain a Diploma in Hairdressing and Functional Skills in English and maths.

Advanced Level Apprenticeships: These provide a route for young people aspiring to be supervisors, junior managers, technicians and stylists. All advanced apprentices work towards a Level 3 qualification including Key or Functional Skills. Some occupations require advanced apprentices to study for a Technical Certificate, but this is not a requirement for hairdressing.

Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (TAQA): This level 3 course is for people who are, or will be, assessing learners for vocational qualifications. Achieving this qualification is an opportunity to stretch your skills, improve your career prospects and put something back into the industry.

For more information please click here.