Essential information:


Hairdressing Level 3 Apprenticeship



Weekly hours:

30 hours per week



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What does this course involve?

Why is this qualification the most suitable?

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.

What does this qualification cover?

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: provide hair extension services; create a variety of permed effects; hair colour correction services. 


What qualifications do I need?

This is a work based model, students will need to be working in a salon, help with finding this can be arranged.


Assessment will be both on and off the job and will be through a variety of observations, oral questioning, online exams, assignments and coursework.

Fees & Costs

This course will be fully funded for 16-18yrs old. If you are
19 – 23yrs old a £750 employer contribution is required. If you are 19+ you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan, for more information please visit


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 

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