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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of David Morris David Morris Conservative, Morecambe and Lunesdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the number of people (a) qualified and (b) qualified at level 3 as hairdressers and barbers.

Photo of Nicholas Boles Nicholas Boles The Minister for Universities and Science, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education)

Information on the total number of people in the population with a Hairdressing or Barbering qualification is not held centrally. The Department only holds data on government-funded learners.

Table 1 shows the number of non-apprenticeship learners who achieved a Hairdressing or Barbering qualification in the 2013/14 academic year, and at what level.

Table 2 shows the number of learners who achieved an apprenticeship in Hairdressing or Barbering in the 2013/14 academic year, and at what level.

Table 1. Adult (19+) FE & Skills (excluding Apprenticeships) Achievements by Level; Hairdressing and Barbering (2013/14 Full Year)


All FE and Skills (excluding apprenticeships)


of which:

Below Level 2


Level 2


Level 3


Level 4+



1) This table includes Workplace Learning, Community Learning and Education and Training provision (including the Offender Learning and Skills Service) taken at General Further Education Colleges (including Tertiary), Sixth Form Colleges, Special Colleges, Specialist Colleges and External Institutions.

Table 2. All Age Learner Achievements in the Hairdressing and Barbering Apprenticeship Frameworks, by Level (2013/14 Full Year)

Intermediate (Level 2)

Advanced (Level 3)

Higher (Level 4+)

Total Achievements












1) Figures represent the number of learners who have achieved an apprenticeship framework, as opposed to the number of framework achievements, in the 2013/14 academic year. Total achievements will therefore differ from those published for frameworks. Framework achievements are published here

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