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Hairdressing - level 3 NVQ Diploma at Buxton & Leek College

Course description

  • You can choose to take this course as a full time college course or as an Advanced Apprenticeship, where you study while working in a salon
  • You'll develop the creative side of your hairdressing skills
  • You'll study salon management
  • You'll learn through a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions
  • You'll be taught by friendly and enthusiastic staff, who have a wide range of experience in this industry.
Tell me about the course in general

You'll study units including:

  • Ensure Your Own Actions Reduce the Risk of Health and Safety
  • Promote Additional Services or Products to Clients
  • Provide Hairdressing Consultation Services
  • Creatively Cut Hair Using a Combination of Techniques
  • Colour Hair Using a Variety of Techniques
  • Creatively Style and Dress Hair
  • Creatively Dress Long Hair
  • Develop and Enhance Your Creative Hairdressing Skills
  • Provide Colour Correction Services.

Entry requirements

  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or equivalent qualification
  • relevant Functional Skills qualifications.

If you want to take this course as an Advanced Apprenticeship, you'll also need a job in a hair salon.

You will be interviewed, so we can check you've got the right skills for the course.


You'll be continually assessed using a variety of methods, including practical observations, question and answer sessions and assignments.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 February 2016
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