Hairdressing & Beauty Traineeship

The Hair Traineeship is a short intense work preparation programme that is a fast track to apprenticeships for the work ready candidates.This traineeship will run for 8 weeks and prepare  learners for the transition into apprenticeship jobs. Learners will do a mixture of college and work placement during the 8 week period and be placed with an employer who will be considering them for an apprenticeship on completion of the placement. Attendance, punctuality and commitment to the work placement is key to securing an apprenticeship at the end of the traineeship.

Trainees will learn sector specific skills for hairdressing during vocational workshops and be coached to be work ready through developing professional and employability skills, Interview techniques, cv writing skills ,presentation skills,understanding employability rights and responsibilities and work towards FS L2 Maths and English if required. Work skills will then be put in to practice during  the min of 100 hours work placement with an employer.
No formal assessments
min of 100 hours work experience
Learners should expect to progress onto a L2 Apprenticeship in Hair
Not Applicable
Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements
Committed to a min of 100 hours work experience must not have a L3 or above qualification
L2 Hairdressing course Full Time
Free  to 16-24
online via website, in person or by phone at Oldham College via Job shop or student quarter. 

Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development