Well done!

A great choice! You're on the road to becoming a fully qualified barber!

What you may not know is that you do not have to stay on at school at the end of Year 11 you have the following choices to continue your education:

1. You can complete a Traineeship or Apprenticeship with Central Training Group or another provider

2. You can complete a full-time study programme with Central Training Group or another college

3. You can stay on at school for 6th form or apply to another school for 6th form

If you choose option 1 or 2, then :


Your Options:

Option 1 : Traineeship

To prepare you fully for the apprenticeship you will start your learning journey by completing around three months on a Traineeship with one of our brilliant employers. During this time you will gain employment experience, confidence and excellent customer service skills that will give you everything you need to succeed as an apprentice.

At the end of the Traineeship the employer will interview you for your Apprenticeship.

Option 2 : Apprenticeship

You will have either completed a Traineeship or will you have been working in a salon as Saturday staff prior to starting the apprenticeship. Once you start your apprenticeship you will be employed as a full-time member of the busy salon team and be paid at least the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices which is currently £3.30 per hour. This is a great opportunity for you to earn while you learn and there is no other training route that will pay you to learn.

The Traineeship and Apprenticeship will take around 18 months when you will have the opportunity to progress to Barbering or an Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3.

Option 3 : College-based Study Programme

If you do not feel ready for employment but are still keen to start a career in hairdressing then the college-based Study Programme is an ideal option for you. On this Programme you will complete Hairdressing in our busy salon, work on clients and have the opportunity to take part in the annual photographic competition alongside the apprentices. We strongly encourage you to also gain some work experience in a salon as this will enhance your learning and give you the opportunity to progress into a job at the end of the course.

The Study Programme at Level 2 is one academic year and you will then have the opportunity to progress to an apprenticeship or a higher study programme.

Learner Support

As well as offering the very best  Hairdressing training, Central offer excellent support for all learners. If you need help with your Numeracy or Literacy or have any other support needs, we are here to help you. CLICK HERE for details.

Course Details

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Happiness is Barbering!

  • Karen: "I'm glad I chose barbering. I meet such great guys!"
  • Harry" "I've learned so much. The training is fantastic."
  • Tracey" "I love my job as a barber. Happiness really is hairdressing . . . and barbering!"

Start your career in barbering today!

You can call us right now on Freephone 0800 783 2901 or click the button to apply online.


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