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About Hairdressing Apprenticeships

With Andrew Collinge you can go as far as your talent will take you. Our top quality hairdressing apprenticeships will give you valuable Diplomas in Hairdressing (formerly NVQ2 and NVQ3).
You will start your hairdressing career on an Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals, which will normally take between 21 to 24 months to complete.
During your hairdressing apprenticeship, you will cover every aspect of hairdressing. This includes the following:

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

Our hairdressing diplomas also include Functional Skills which includes Maths and English, however certain GCSE grades carry exemptions from Functional Skills.


After completing the Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals, 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 Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma 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 a hairdressing Apprentice?

Whilst training as a hairdressing 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 hairdressing 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 hairdressing 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.

Ofsted Rewards Andrew Collinge Training

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 of Good.

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.

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.