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Hairdressing Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 2 & 3 at Dudley College

Course description

You will study the following units:

Level 2

Mandatory units:

  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
  • Advise and consult with clients.


Cut mens' hair using basic techniques
  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Colour and lighten mens' hair.

Level 3

Mandatory units:

  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively cut hair using a variation of techniques
  • Creatively colour and lighten hair.


Hair colour correction services
  • Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities.

Plus additional units for functional skills and Employers' Rights and Responsibilities (ERR). You will be based in a hairdressing salon where you will receive real-work experience and training. The hairdressing programme incorporates both college and work-based assessment.

Entry requirements

You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement and worked in the salon environment for at least one month.

Apprenticeship Level 2:

GCSEs at grades A – D to include English, excellent communication skills and a successful interview

Advanced Level 3:

A minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths.


Practical observations and online tests to cover knowledge units. Continual assessment and external tests in functional skills (unless exemptions apply). Exemptions from functional skills include GCSE at grade A –E (if achieved since 2102) in English language, maths or information technology and an interview.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

Examples of financial help are:

Bursary fund

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.


We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2016.

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

Future opportunities

Ladies Hairdressing NVQ Level 3 / Level 4

Salon Management.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dudley College directly.

Last updated date: 26 November 2015
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