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If you are looking for a change of career or you are looking to re-train to return to work then train at The White House to become a qualified hairdresser or barber on one of our part-time courses.


Course Overview

Immediate start for this course!
Our courses start throughout the year so why wait! The White House is a dynamic and innovative vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing and barbering training.

The The White House offers high quality training in hairdressing and barbering. Each of our Academies is equipped with a state of the art training salon and we offer training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience. Our technical training team are all professional teaching staff from within the industry to ensure that the training reflects current trends and meets the needs of hairdressing salons and barber shops.

Course Details

Course Overview: To achieve a Hair Professional Apprenticeship, learners must successfully complete the following:

  • The Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing) is a work based qualification that is designed to ensure the Apprentice is job ready

  • Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths

  • Apprentices on the Diploma for Hair Professionals will need to pass maths and English functional skills at level 1 but learners must also take the level 2 functional skills tests (even if they don’t pass them). 

  • Apprentices on the Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship will need to pass the level 2 functional skills tests 

  • Learners who have achieved maths and English GCSE at grade A*-C (and GCSE Grade 4 and above) are exempted from functional skills.

You will also need to:

  • Be well presented in all aspects including: clothing, hair and personal hygiene

  • Be practical and well organised

  • Be a good communicator with excellent social skills

  • Have a good sense of humour and amicable nature whether dealing face to face with clients or speaking on the telephone

  • Be willing to work flexible hours/days as agreed in the Apprenticeship employment contract

  • Have a high degree of dexterity and coordination

  • Be committed to the programme as we demand high standards of attendance, time-keeping and dedication

The Programme

The Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing) programme is a mandatory part of the Apprenticeship standards for Hair Professionals and requires the following 6 units to be completed plus Apprentices must pass the final end-point assessment:

Mandatory Units

  • Consultation

  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques 

  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks

  • Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks

Option Unit

  • Hair Extension Services

Apprentices will also learn and develop the following skills, knowledge and behaviours which are embedded within the hairdressing units:

  • Professionalism and Values

  • Behaviours and communication

  • Safe working practices


​The End-Point Assessment

The final unit includes a synoptic practical assessment carried out by an independent examiner where the apprentice will demonstrate he/she can complete a range of services on a number of models to industry standards and within commercial timings. The end-point assessment will be graded a Pass or Distinction. 

For further information about our course please contact us on 01623 628420 or email

Immediate start for this course!
Our courses start throughout the year so why wait!

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