Our pre-apprenticeship programmes are aimed towards 14 - 19 year olds and are ideal if you feel you're not quite ready for the commitment that an apprenticeship demands. We will build your skills to help you become more employable!

The pre-apprenticeship studies are a great way to build your industry knowledge, self-confidence and help instil a sense of direction over what you want your career in be within the hair industry. As part of the course(s) you will be expected to find a salon placement for work experience.

Study Programme: An Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector



  • Prepare for Hair Services & Maintain Work Areas

  • Contribute to the Development of Effective Working Relationships

  • Blow Dry Hair

  • Shampoo & Condition Hair


  • Assist with Relaxing Services

  • Assist with Salon Reception Duties

  • Assist with Hair Colouring & Lightening Services

  • Plait & Twist Hair Using Basic Techniques

  • Assist with Perming Hair Services

  • Remove Hair Extensions

  • Assist with Shaving Services


  • Undertake Work Experience Placement

  • Health & Safety in the Workplace

  • Develop Customer Service

  • Plan for Progression