Hairdressing and barbering apprenticeships

Skilled salon or barbershop are the key to creating a highly productive, creative and motivated team. Our accredited apprenticeship qualifications upskill your people, so they can enhance your salon’s performance and help you secure future business success.

And with government funding, the cost of our apprenticeship training may be nothing at all. Apprentices have an attractive subsidised minimum wage too, and there may also be local and national grants available. Our funded apprenticeship training helps you to develop your team’s skills, so they can progress within your business.

Through our Level 2 courses, our apprentices learn the full range of skills, including shampooing, cutting, styling and colouring. On our barbering courses, apprentices will also learn shaving and facial hair techniques. Our Hairdressing Level 3 course will give learners advanced technical skills, including complex colour analysis, creative finishing and styling/dressing and advanced cutting techniques.

Training can take place within your salon, barbershop, or at our academy with monthly visits to your business, or we can provide a mix of both. Our Off the Job training requirement includes standard tasks, which includes shadowing one of your team, meetings and learning new technology, such as your booking system.

Our training is always flexible and designed around the needs of your business. So, you can trust us to offer good quality accredited training at a time when it’s convenient to you with minimal disruption to your daily business activities. We also offer a recruitment agency service, at no extra cost, to help you recruit your next apprentice too.

Get in touch or call 0115 969 1650 to learn more about why our apprenticeship training will help you grow your business through team talent.


“I attended a session on cutting theory which was super helpful for me as it really allowed me to have a better understanding… I definitely feel a lot more confident with cutting as I now feel I have the theory to back up and use in my practical work.”