An apprenticeship is the best way to become a qualified barber. You learn in a real barbershop, with real paying customers. Plus, you earn as you learn so you’ll avoid racking up a huge student loan. To complete an apprenticeship you’ll be trained by a qualified barber at work and you’ll also get to attend training at a training provider.
$30 per week of training
Of course you can start your apprenticeship with HITO from the beginning, or you can sign up with HITO to complete your qualification after you’ve completed a full-time course. You’ll learn all the skills you need to work as a barber, including all the customer service skills necessary to be commercially successful. When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll be fully qualified as a barber and you’ll have the Commercial Barbering Level 4 qualification.
To start your journey, you’ll need to find an apprenticeship. Start by taking a look at the ‘Jobs’ page on our website, or take your CV into local barbershops. If you’ve already found an apprenticeship or are already in a job, congratulations! Download a training agreement and get your employer to sign you up.
“Look for an opportunity and take it – life’s too short to wait for opportunities to come to you. But you also have to remember that you won’t be a the ‘top man’ straight away. You have to work hard and work up from the bottom. You have to be willing to listen to the seniors, and be confident enough to take some cheek too.”.
During your apprenticeship you’ll learn these skills and achieve unit standards and credits along the way. Most apprentices will complete the Level 4 qualification, but if you completed a full-time course before 1 Jan 2016, talk to us about which qualification would be best for you. Call 044991180