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Hairdressing Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Wiltshire College

Course description

Almost everyone visits hair salons, barbers, or has a hairdresser who visits them at home.

As a hairdresser it is important to not only be able to use your creative skills to pamper customers, but also to keep yourself looking smart and presentable. Hairdressers are always learning, whether it's cutting techniques, new styles or on trend colours, and an apprenticeship is the perfect way to learn these skills in the industry as well as gain a recognised qualification.

Duties can include booking appointments and working on reception, ordering and arranging stock, styling hair for events, cutting new styles and colouring.

Most hairdressers work in salons, but there could be opportunities in day spas or country retreats, on cruise liners or holiday resorts. You could even land a role working in the glamorous world of TV and Film, providing services to celebrities and travelling around the world.

Course content

On an advanced apprenticeship you will learn a variety of techniques including how to promote products, providing consultations to customers, creatively cutting hair using a range of techniques, creatively styling and dressing hair, colouring hair, developing your skills through competition work, providing colour correction services and planning and carrying out promotional activities, as well as how to work safely and monitor procedures in your place of work.

Entry requirements

Minimum Level 1 or GCSE grade D in Maths and English. All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths and English.  Merit or Distinction in a related subject at Level 2.


Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. Each apprenticeship involves a structured programme of training leading to a recognised qualification, and they are available at different levels, letting you choose the speed you wish to learn at.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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