Cambridge Regional College Launches New Barbering Professional Apprenticeship

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Cambridge Regional College (CRC) has launched a new Barbering Professional Apprenticeship offering; no longer part of the Hairdressing Apprenticeship, it is now recognised as a standalone programme in which apprentices can learn about barbering from the basic skills upwards or, for those already working in the industry, to improve their skillset.

The apprenticeship’s launch event was held at the CRC Huntingdon campus’ Vitality Salon. Guests included local employers, City and Guilds representatives and the CRC team who will deliver the Barbering Standard. The Huntingdon Campus has provided Barbering courses for adult learners for many years and the Barbering Level 2 Certificate will start September 2023.

Lucy Kaye, Work-Based Learning Manager, comments: “It is great to see this new Barbering Standard offered nationally and we are very proud to be among the first to offer it within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area. We have a history of delivering high quality barbering training, working with industry experts like the Great British Barbering Association. So, we are thrilled to add the apprenticeship as a training option for barbers across our region.”

Diane Mitchell, Lead Independent Assessor from the City & Guilds, and key speaker at the event, says: “It is a pleasure to support Cambridge Regional College in promoting the new Barbering Professional Apprenticeship standard to their local employers. The new standard reflects the needs of today’s barbershops, including apprentices’ ability to demonstrate a range of barbering skills tailored to client requirements, all while they provide an outstanding service.”

Find out more about the Barbering Professional Apprenticeship here.

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