Why Choose Us?

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About Hairdressing Apprenticeships

With Andrew Collinge you can go as far as your talent will take you. Our top quality training will give you valuable National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs).
You will start your hairdressing career on an Apprenticeship in Hairdressing to achieve NVQ at Level 2, which will normally take between 21 to 24 months to complete.
During your Apprenticeship, you will cover every aspect of hairdressing. This includes the following:

  • Cutting and styling
  • Fashion colouring
  • Perming techniques
  • Customer care
  • Reception
  • Retailing.

The Apprenticeship programme also includes Functional Skills which includes Maths and English, however certain GCSE grades carry exemptions from Functional Skills.
After completing the NVQ at Level 2, you may have the opportunity to move onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing. This gives you a higher level of hairdressing skills and the opportunity to obtain an NVQ Level 3 qualification.  This advanced qualification will give you the opportunity to learn more about creative hairdressing as well as the chance to become involved in hair shows and photoshoots.

What will I do as an Apprentice?

As an Apprentice, you will be working in one of a number of selected hairdressing salons throughout Merseyside including Wirral, Lancashire, Cheshire and Manchester. This will give you an invaluable experience in dealing with clients and working as part of a team. Your salon will help with your training on a daily basis and offer styling sessions for you to practice your skills.

How do I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you’ll be given day release to attend tutor sessions in our superbly equipped training centres in Liverpool or Birkenhead where our experienced tutors will give you theory and practice in every aspect of hairdressing. Our Training Salons run on a commercial basis in busy shopping areas, so you will have every opportunity to work on real clients early on in your training.

What else does the training offer?

Joining Andrew Collinge Training will give you the opportunity to participate in specialised courses such as dressing long hair, barbering, colouring and retail. You’ll gain further hairdressing experience entering our Intersalon Competitions, whilst you’ll also have the option to observe demonstrations by the Andrew Collinge Artistic Team.

Ofted Rewards Andrew Collinge Training Grade 1 for Hairdressing

Andrew Collinge is at the forefront of hairdressing training with its own purpose built training salons in both Birkenhead and Liverpool. Following an Ofsted inspection, Andrew Collinge Training was awarded a Grade 1 for hairdressing. The awarded Grade 1 acknowledges hairdressing training as ‘outstanding’ and the lead Inspector responsible for awarding the hairdressing grade commented Andrew Collinge Training is in the elite. It is a first for an inspector to find no areas for improvement with regards to achieving a Grade 1 in hairdressing.”

The Inspector for Leadership & Management commented In my 10 years of inspecting, Andrew Collinge Training is the best provision I’ve ever seen.”

Andrew Collinge was also recognised as one of ‘The Top 100 Employers‘ in the UK in 2013 in the prestigious National Apprenticeship Awards which recognises excellence in business and apprenticeships. You can read the full report here. 

Andrew Collinge leads an award winning chain of salons across the North West, with hairdressing training at the heart of the business.
Twice winner (1993 & 1997) of the British Hairdresser of the Year award and a recognised ‘Master Craftsman’ by the Hairdressing Council, Andrew continues to drive the family business from strength to strength and continues to work at the forefront and represent the British Hairdressing Industry.