The Institute regularly reviews apprenticeship standards to ensure they are high-quality, fit for purpose and deliver for employers and apprentices. We want to hear from you about how these standards are working and where we can make changes for the benefit of apprenticeships and T Levels. At the same time we are also asking for your views on the occupational map relating to the same route. This is because the maps will set out the technical education landscape now and in the future.

Review of the Hair and Beauty Route

The review of the occupational map and apprenticeship standard for the Hair and Beauty route commenced on 29 July.  

The standard in scope for the review is: 



The consultation for this route closed on 22 September. We will review the occupational map, and assess this standard against the Institute’s current approval criteria, taking into consideration feedback from the consultation.

We will announce the recommendations from the review in early 2020.


If you have any questions about this review or have any further feedback, please contact us