Foundation Program

Program Overview

  • 44-week program
  • This program includes classroom and hands-on training in our fully equipped commercial training salon
  • A three-week practicum where you will be monitored by practicum sponsors in a working salon. (You will be assisted in obtaining sponsors)

When you successfully complete the 44-week Foundation program you will receive:

  • Level 1 Technical Training credit from the Industry Training Authority for the Hairstylist Apprenticeship program
  • 1290 Work-based training hours
  • Certificate of Completion from the Industry Training Authority
  • College of the Rockies Certificate

Level 2:
To receive Level 2 credit and to qualify to write the Certificate of Qualification exam for Red Seal designation, an individual requires an employer sponsor and 150 hours of Level 2 technical training plus a total of 3600 work based training hours.

Admission Requirements

You must meet one of the following requirements to be accepted into the Hairstylist Foundation program:

  • Minimum Grade 10 or equivalent
  • Completion of a College of the Rockies assessment to an acceptable level

Non-academic requirements:

  • Applicants must be non-allergic to the solutions used in this occupation. This occupation is physically demanding and reasonable physical condition is necessary. Strong people skills are required.

Recommended prerequisites:

The following education is highly recommended for student success within the program:

  • English 10, Math 10 and Science 10
  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent

This program is open to Youth Train in Trades (YTT) high school students
Contact the counseling office at your high school for more information

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