Level 2 beauty apprenticeships ready for delivery

As part of the government’s apprenticeship reforms, the level 2 Trailblazer beauty make-up consultant and nail services technician apprenticeship standards and assessment plans at level 2 have finally been approved and are ready for delivery. 

Small employers with less than 50 employees who take on 16-18-year olds or those aged 19-24, who have been in care, or who have a local authority care plan, will not have to pay towards the cost of apprenticeship training and assessments. 

An incentive payment of £1000 will  be available to them and to their training provider to support the additional costs of training these groups.  Employers taking on older apprentices are expected to contribute 10% of the cost of the apprenticeship. However, from April 2019 this will be reduced to 5% of the cost.

“A big thank you for the work that you and the other members of the Beauty trailblazer group have completed to get to this point. I recognise the significant commitment and expertise required to develop an apprenticeship standard that meets the needs of employers, provides meaningful training and careers for apprentices and satisfies the apprenticeship requirements,” said  Sir Gerry Berragan, chief executive officer at the Institute for Apprenticeships, in a letter to the chair.

“I would like to thank you for your perseverance and commitment in splitting the beauty professional standard into these three separate standards.

This news comes after the Level 2 Beauty Therapist Apprenticeship was approved by the Governenment, in October. 

For the latest updates on the future of beauty education, and how colleges and employers can work more closely together, don't miss the Education Forum at Professional Beauty London 2019 on February 24-25. Lecturers can hear from top employers about skills they want to see in young therapists emerging into the industry, and much more. Full information and booking details are available online here.