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Hairdressing Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at New College Durham

Course description

Hairdressing Apprenticeships allow students to work within a real working environment, enhancing their hairdressing skills, earning a wage and gaining a qualification at the same time. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industy, so they offer a structured programme that takes Apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well.

Most of an Apprentice's trainingtakes place within the salon placement, however they do attend college each week to allow them to develop practical and theoretical skills required to carry out a hairdressing service. The course is designed for experienced hairdressing stylists wishing to develop their skills in specialist areas.

Course content

The course may include the following units:

  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively colour and lighten hair
  • Hair colour correction services
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of promotional activities

There is the option to study this course part-time. Ongoing assessments that takes place in the salon and in college.

You will study the following:

National Vocational Qualification (NVQ): Diploma in Hairdressing Level 3
Functional Skills: English Level 2, Mathematics Level 2

Entry requirements

Apprenticeships in Hairdressing or Full time level 2 qualification, or extensive industrial experience.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Barbering or progress into a career as a hair stylist.

Related careers
Hairdressing or beauty salon manager/proprietor Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.
Hairdresser or barber Hairdressers and barbers shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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