Diplomas for the Hair Professionals-Hairdressing and Barbering (7002)

Last Updated: 09 Dec 2019

Product code 7002

The Level 2 Diploma in Professional Hairdressing and Level 2 Diploma in Professional Barbering have been designed by employers for learners wishing to work either as a hairdresser or barber. Both Diplomas will lead to the achievement of the Hairdressing Professional Standard, alongside the relevant functional skills and the end-point assessment (EPA) module. Learners will complete these qualifications as an employed apprentice in a real work environment. Apprentices may have previously completed a Level 1 qualification in the relevant subject area.

For more information about the Hair Professional standard, view our handy factsheet under the documents tab.

Our teaching and learning resources for Hair Professional will give you the tools you need to support apprentices through their on-programme learning, build their confidence and competence and ensure a quality learning experience in preparation for EPA.

We are on the register of end-point assessment organisations for Hair Professional. Our high-quality, rigorous end-point assessment, can be delivered at a convenient time for your apprentice. Our end-point assessment service includes a suite of guidance documents and preparation tools to get you ready for EPA.


City & Guilds has designed innovative and flexible delivery content that will equip apprentices with the competence and confidence to perform their best in assessment. Including; 

  • Mandatory qualification: On-programme for this apprenticeship is a period of learning, development and assessment structured using the mandatory qualifications – either the Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals - Hairdressing (7002-12) or the Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals - Barbering (7002-13).
  • Downloadable tutor materials: Tutor materials compliment apprenticeship delivery with engaging content including handouts, lesson plans and presentations, covering all learning outcomes. Materials are available for download from SmartScreen (order code SS700202-L2/ SS700203-L2). 
  • Digital credentials: We’re offering customers the opportunity to pilot digital credentials for our Hair Professional apprenticeship. Digital credentials provide an exciting new way to motivate and reward apprentice on-going progression, all the way up until they have passed their end-point assessment (EPA). They also allow achievements to be verifiable, shareable and trackable all in one click.
  • Textbook: Our textbook for Hair Professional guides tutors and apprentices through learning content that is mapped to the standard (ISBN: 978-1510416383).
  • Apprentice logbook: A logbook to help apprentices track progress and record evidence of their learning as they go. (order codes TL700202 for Hairdressing, or TL700203 for Barbering).

End-point assessment

EPA product code 7002-52 to order Hairdressing or 7002-53 for Barbering.

Both qualifications also include an element of End Point Assessment (EPA).
The assessment events include:

• Practical observation where the learner will demonstrate that they can complete a range of services on at least two models to industry standards and within commercial timings.
• Oral questioning where the learner’s consultation skills, communication skills, safe working practices, professionalism, values and behaviours will also be assessed.

For further guidance, please refer to our handbook and end-point assessment pack. The handbook provides more detail behind the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the standard and the range of content within the standard. The end-point assessment pack includes detailed guidance on grading criteria for the EPA and the evidence you’ll need to produce for knowledge, skills and behaviours at gateway. You’ll find this in the documents section.

EPA preparation and gateway guidance for this standard
Upon registration for EPA, you will have access to a range of support material for Hair Professional to help prepare for end-point assessment. All the materials can be accessed through SmartScreen on one user-friendly platform. 

  • EPA preparation tool: Our platform guides apprentices through online content to help them feel ready for their EPA   experience. User-friendly technology takes the apprentice through a series of questions, to suggest material personalised to their apprenticeship standard and their confidence levels. The content is curated from across the web and covers areas like revision and exam skills, multiple choice test strategies, professional discussion and interview skills. You can watch our short video to learn more.
  • Recording forms: supporting you to complete key stages of EPA readiness, we have prepared forms to give you peace of mind and confidence that everything is covered. These packs include a gateway declaration form that is needed during the booking process and assessment forms, if required, that apprentices might need during assessment 
  • LIEPA reports: Our lead independent end assessors (LIEPAs) produce an annual report with insight into the EPA results and findings across all centres. These reports can help you refine your apprenticeship delivery to improve success rates.

Click here for our EPA price list.

Apprenticeship certification
As well as receiving their Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) apprenticeship certificate, the apprentice will receive a City & Guilds statement of achievement for end-point assessment.

How to register

If you’re an existing City & Guilds centre or interested in becoming a centre, make sure you’ve read our EPA manual and guidance. This will explain the process and all our terms and conditions. Our short ‘how-to’ guides and videos are a great start to help you get to grips with what to expect and how to stay on track when booking EPA and preparing apprentices for assessment. You’ll find these resources in our EPA document library.

To use our quality-assured on-programme materials or end-point assessment service there are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need:

1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver if you don’t yet have approval for that standard.)

2. Get in touch with directsales@cityandguilds.com. Our team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.

3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of apprenticeship.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Interested in delivering this apprenticeship?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form