Apprenticeships

NVQ3 Diploma in Hairdressing

Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is a technical level qualification that provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser able to work on hair combining a variety of different technical skills. This qualification is ideal for those who hold a hairdressing or barbering qualification and work in a salon.

Is it for me?

To enrol on the Level 3 Apprenticeship, you must have successfully completed the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship or a Vocational qualification and work for a recognised salon. Apprenticeships offer a structured programme of training within a full time job. They are a great way to start a career in hairdressing, learning all the vital skills employers look for when recruiting staff. They also allow you to earn a wage whilst developing industry skills.

What will I learn?
This qualification covers specific skills necessary to become a senior stylist. The qualification builds on existing knowledge and understanding of hairdressing and develops more detailed and enhanced technical skills necessary for employment. Your skills and techniques will be assessed in a real working environment.

There are four mandatory units in this qualification for you to study including:
Creatively style and dress hair
Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
Creatively colour and lighten hair
Provide client consultation services

You will then be able to select a minimum of two optional units from a range of 10 units which includes: create a variety of permed effects; hair colour correction services.

How will I learn?
The majority of your training will be within your salon, however for 1 day per week, you will attend the Academy for continued practical training and theory. You will also work towards Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English if you do not have grade C or above GCSE in both.

When you complete this qualification you will be are eligible to become a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.
Career opportunities as an all hair types hairdresser exist in a variety of contexts, including –
Commercial salons
Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
Product manufacturing and training
Armed services
HM Prison service
Cruise liners
Hospitals/care homes

To register your interest for this course please fill in the form below.

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