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Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship - City & Guilds Level 3 at Redcar & Cleveland College

Course description

As a hairdressing apprentice at Level 3, you will run your own column of clients as a stylist.

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing provides training, assessment and knowledge for employees with previous work experience in the hairdressing industry. The programme provides a focus for employees who will be responsible for advanced fashion hair cutting, drying and styling, improving client services, fashion colouring, perming, relaxing techniques and creative hairstyle techniques. You will be provided with some training at your work place, attend college one day per week and receive frequent visits from your tutor.

Course content

Induction programme

Employment Responsibilities and Rights (ERR) Workbook

  • This covers the rights and responsibilities of workers (including equal opportunities legislation).
  • The organisation, disciplines and representatives structures of the industries concerned.

The following units from Diploma Level 3 Hairdressing must be completed:

  • Promote additional services or products to customers.
  • Provide a variety of relaxing services.
  • Creatively style and dress African type hair.
  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations.
  • Provide consultation services for African type hair.
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques.
  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques.

In addition to these, a selection of the following units may be taken on agreement with your employer:

  • Perm African type hair.
  • Style African type hair using thermal styling techniques.
  • Extend hair using a variety of techniques.
  • Provide colour correction services.
  • Creatively style and dress hair.
  • Create a variety of permed effects.
  • Provide creative hair extension services.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities.
  • Support customer service improvements.

Entry requirements

To qualify for an apprenticeship you must secure employment in the area of hairdressing.

A recognised qualification such as Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 or equivalent and employment in the hairdressing industry is essential. Also a good standard of literacy and numeracy is required. This will be assessed to support your application and to establish any support needs you may have.


You will collect evidence from work and produce a portfolio to prove you have the skills.

Financial information

Salon Wear to be advised at enrolment.

Future opportunities

Most of our apprentices continue to be employed at the end of the apprenticeship. There are good opportunities for selfemployment. After you have completed the apprenticeship and gained more experience you may wish to become a qualified assessor and move into teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Redcar & Cleveland College directly.

Last updated date: 04 August 2016

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