Advanced Hairdressing Framework Apprenticeships

Course overview

One of the best ways of up-skilling to become a specialist in your chosen profession is to complete an Advanced Apprenticeship. To do this you would need to already have achieved your Intermediate Hairdressing Apprenticeship or have an alternative appropriate Level 2 qualification and experience in hairdressing. As an Advanced Apprentice, you are employed in one of the many hairdressing salons that JET work with throughout Essex &  the surrounding counties –developing higher level skills and abilities, which will benefit your commercial clients, your employer and your own competencies. You will develop these skills depending on your salon’s preferred training options, either at one of JET’s purpose built academies in Basildon, Chelmsford, or Leigh-on-Sea, or at your own workplace salon.

You should expect your Advanced Apprenticeship to last 18-24 months. After an interview and initial assessment to determine your individual requirements, a learning plan will be created to meet your individual training needs. This will be agreed by you and your employer and a full induction to the Advanced Apprenticeship programme will be given by one of our Training Co-ordinators.


The Advanced Apprenticeship programme develops the skills required to be a successful stylist.

You will develop skills in the following areas:

  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively colour and lighten hair
  • Provide client consultation services
  • Fulfil salon reception duties*
  • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques*
  • Develop and enhance creative hairdressing skills*
  • Create a variety of permed looks*
  • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business*
  • Hair colour correction services*
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities*
  • Health & Safety across all units and current legislation

*Shows optional units- To be agreed with learner, salon and Jet to best fit needs and qualification criteria.

The programme is a great opportunity to showcase and develop your creative skills and progress platform in this exciting and creative career choice.

Training & Assessment

As an Advanced Apprentice in Hairdressing, you have the opportunity to be assessed both in your place of work and at our academies. JET Hairdressing Academy has state-of-the-art facilities offering advanced apprentices the opportunity to develop their skills through working on members of the public as well as through demonstrations, practical workshops, theory sessions & tutorials.

You will be supported and encouraged throughout your Advanced Apprenticeship and will receive quality teaching from highly trained, enthusiastic and qualified staff. Assessment will be continuous through oral, written and practical work to monitor your progress. Certification will be accredited on completion of your e-portfolio of evidence and achievement of Functional Skills.

Guidance and Support

JET Hairdressing Academy are recognised for providing outstanding support to their learners and if during your initial assessment we feel that you would benefit from additional help, we will develop a support package to suit your individual needs.



As an Advanced apprentice, you will be employed at a salon, working at least 30 hours per week (at least 16hrs for exceptional circumstances), earning the current apprenticeship wage depending on your age and time on the Advance Apprenticeship programme. You may progress to the current National Minimum wage for your age group. As an employed Advanced Apprentice, you will already have a contract of employment and your employer will designate a salon supervisor to mentor and guide you through the Advanced Apprenticeship Programme whilst you are in the salon.


On successful completion of your Advanced Hairdressing Apprenticeship framework, you will have achieved the following:

  • City & Guilds Hairdressing NVQ/Diploma Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2 (depending on your GCSE results you may need to complete exams in English & Maths)

As well as receiving certificates for the above you will receive a Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship Framework completion certificate. You will also have a better understanding of Employment Rights and Responsibilities and will have further developed your personal learning and thinking skills.

BEST OF ALL- you will be a competent and confident hairdresser; able to offer the full range of hairdressing services to your clients. You will have a record of continued employment in the hairdressing industry, and your skills will be highly sought after by salon employers across the UK and aboard.


When you have completed your Level 3 Advance Apprenticeship you may wish to progress onto:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management Practice & Advance Techniques in the Hair & Beauty Sector – suitable for aspiring salon managers or business owners.
  • Permanent employment as a Senior stylist or Hairdresser
  • Full time higher education


Advanced Apprenticeship Programmes are fully funded up to the age of 19 (subject to eligibility). If you are over 19, your salon will pay 10% towards your funding.


We offer a roll on – roll system which means that applications are accepted throughout the year. Please contact our recruitment team at Head office on 01268 286403 or email our Recruitment Team: