Guidance

Hair and beauty apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the hair and beauty sector.

Types of apprenticeships

A wanting to make clients feel good about themselves, through a range of treatments and services. Working as a barber or hairdresser to provide hair cutting, styling and grooming services for men and women.

There are apprenticeship available in several sectors of in hair and beauty sector:

  • barbering and hairdressing

  • beauty therapy

  • make-up artistry

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4,5,6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.

Apply for a hair and beauty apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over

  • eligible to work in England

  • not in full-time education

Published 31 January 2018