NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing
18 months

Working in a salon you will learn job specific skills, earn a wage and attend College once a week to gain your qualification. Working in a service industry, you will meet new people and build up regular clients providing advanced services such as colouring, cutting and styling hair.

What will I learn?

Examples of Level 3 mandatory units include: 

  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively colour and lighten hair
  • Provide client consultation services 

There are also a number of optional units such as hair colour correction services, creating a variety of permed effects and providing creative hair extension services.

How will I be taught?

You will visit College one day per week for theory and practical delivery and the rest of your hours (which generally includes a Saturday) will be spent in the workplace. You will be taught by tutors who have close links to the industry and the skills to support your training. There will be practical demonstrations, workshops and classroom activities with an opportunity to work on clients. You will explore the underpinning knowledge of how the hair grows and reacts to chemical services. Practical sessions will start in workshops where you will be taught the necessary skills for working on clients in our commercial salon.

How will I be assessed?

  • Exams
  • Online multiple choice tests
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Written assignments
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Class activities/discussions

What can I do next?

Upon completion, you will have developed the skills and knowledge to work competently in the industry. You could also progress onto a Barbering apprenticeship. 

Is there anything else I need to know?

The hairdressing industry is competitive and relies on repeat customers. To be successful you will need the following: appropriate personal presentation, good social and organisational skills, an amicable nature, good sense of humour, willingness to work flexible hours/days and good communication skills. 

You will need to wear your salon uniform when attending college.

Entry Requirements

All Apprenticeships require an initial assessment, interview and employment in the industry. You will need a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing in order to progress onto the Level 3 programme. You will need to have good people, dexterity and communication skills as well as a desire to work professionally with the general public.

If the start date for your course has already passed we may still be able to accommodate you.

Any questions? Just ask!

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