Adult Education and Apprenticeships

What is a hairdressing apprenticeship level 2?

The work-based training programme takes up to 2 years to complete, you will achieve a Level 2 Hair Professional Diploma, you will attend training at an academy and work in the salon each week. The course covers shampooing, conditioning and treating the hair/scalp, consultation and advising clients, styling and finishing, cutting, colouring and health and safety.  

You will also cover subjects such as  personal learning and development, employment rights, equality and diversity, safeguarding and Prevent Duty and functional skills.

Why would you choose The Chichester Hair Academy?

  • Outstanding teaching and learning in every aspect of hairdressing and customer service.
  • Assessments take place in the working salon.
  • Earn while you learn.
  • Over 20 years experience in teaching, training and education.
  • The course content and delivery will be a combination of demonstrations, practical sessions and class discussions, along with specific workshops, all within a commercial salon.

If you would like your future career to be in hairdressing, but would like to have a taster of salon life before you choose, then we offer 14-16 year olds to come in to our Creative Club, to give an insight into the world of hairdressing and everything it has to offer!

For more information on how a Chichester Hair Academy apprenticeship works or to apply for a placement contact Jo Barker on

If you are a salon offering an apprenticeship scheme we can help you!

How will it benefit my business?

1 in 5 employers are hiring more apprentices to help them through the economic climate, and 81% of consumers favour using a company which take on apprentices.

By having an apprentice in your organisation it will:

  • Improve productivity
  • Make your business more competitive
  • Reduce recruitment costs
  • Motivate staff and reduce staff turnover

Costing and Funding

You can hire an apprentice from as little as £3.50 per hour, your apprentice needs to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. The government provides a substantial amount of funding toward apprenticeships which means apart from wages there is minimal cost to the employer. The level of funding available and employer contribution amount depends on the age of the apprentice.

Why choose The Chichester Hair Academy?

We will organise all the start up paperwork and registration of your apprentice. With our years of experience we have a structured induction and training programme to make the apprenticeship process as seamless as possible for you. Our dedicated academy team will take your apprentice through every step of their education and stay in constant communication with you throughout. Let us take the hassle out of it!

For more information on how to enrol, what the associated costs are and how much funding is available contact Jo Barker on

Why would you choose Adult Education at The Chichester Hair Academy?

Have you ever felt stuck in a rut with your career? It’s never too late to change! You can begin a new skill at any point in your life and a career in hairdressing is a perfect solution to earning money to suit your lifestyle.

Or, if you have studied hairdressing in the past and need a refresher course, or have come back into the industry after a break, we have the perfect bespoke training for you.

A tailor-made course, covering every aspect of hairdressing from cutting, colouring, barbering, hair up and much more, from basic level to advanced, you will achieve a Chichester Hair Academy  Diploma on completion.