Apprenticeship standard: beauty professional

Describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the hair and beauty sector.


Apprenticeship standard for a beauty professional

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This document is relevant to:

  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

The approved standard outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need to be able to do by the time they have completed their apprenticeship.

This standard is not yet ready to use.

An apprenticeship standard is only available for delivery when both the standard and assessment plan is approved and a funding band (core government contribution) has been assigned to the standard.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks over the course of this parliament.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the beauty professional standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email one of the trailblazer contacts:,,,

The standard for a beauty professional was developed by:

  • Urban Retreat
  • KGA
  • Armonia
  • Saks
  • UR Beautiful
  • The Stress exchange
  • Hidden Beauty
  • Phaze 1
  • Beauty time
  • Clarins

Other beauty employers:

  • Richard Ward Hair and Metro Spa
  • Envy Hair and Beauty
  • B Hair
  • Face facts Beauty
  • Beauty of Bedford
  • Saks Beauty - Scarborough, Warrington, Stockton on tees, Northallerton and Kings hill
  • Boutique Organcia
  • Decleor UK
  • Miss High Brow
  • Blogs Salon
  • Behind the scene
  • London ladies
  • artistic nails