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Hair and Barbering

Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing


Course Overview

This apprenticeship is designed to aid apprentices in becoming outstanding stylists by attending an individualised learning programme, incorporating remote learning and bespoke training programmes. This course is based on 18 month duration. Evidence from previous work (if applicable) may contribute to the qualification.

This apprenticeship is delivered through day-release and workplace experience and will provide you with the essential skills you need to become a practising hairdresser. You will develop your creative skills in cutting, colouring, colour correction, consulting and perming to become an outstanding stylist in salon.

Course Content

The programme covers a range of hairdressing duties and includes the following components:

1. Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

The mandatory units are:

  •  CH8 - Creatively Style and Dress Hair
  •  CH9 -Creatively Cut hair using a combination of techniques
  •  CH10 - Creatively Colour and Lighten hair
  •  CHB14 - Provide Client Consultation services
  • Optional Unit
  •  CH13 - Creatively provide a variety of permed effects
  • Other optional units may be chosen on an individual basis:

2. Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 2)

3. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

4. Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Use of a computer from home or the workplace is essential.

Entry Requirement

  • A relevant Level 2 qualification.
  • You will need to be employed, or find employment, within the hair and barbering sector.


Certification is achieved through continuous assessment of practical, oral, written assessment and online tests throughout the course. A portfolio of evidence will also be produced during the course. Candidates will need to provide own models for practice and assessment.

Where does this course lead to

You will be ready to progress into employment as an experienced hairdressing/stylist.

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Course Outline

Course Code: NP02
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 2 Years
Start Date: TBC.
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