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Hairdressing NVQ 3 Diploma at Northumberland College

Course description

This course is for anyone that works in the hairdressing industry and wants to advance their skills. This qualification is required for senior stylists or those who aspire to supervise others.

Course content

You will study health and safety, client consultation, promoting products and services to clients, creatively cutting hair, creatively colouring hair, colour correction, enhancing hairdressing skills, creatively dressing long hair, contributing to the planning and development of a promotional activity.

Entry requirements

You will need to have a level 2 qualification in hairdressing and experience of working in the industry.


Your progress will be assessed by practical observations on paying clients, covering all technical services in the colleges salon and the workplace. You will also sit end of unit online tests.

Future opportunities

After completing the course you could progress to management positions or onto a higher level of qualification such as a Foundation Degree in Hairdressing and Business management or a teaching certificate.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.