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Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship at Leicester College

Course description

The Hairdressing NVQ Diploma level 3 is designed for those who work in or wish to pursue a career in hairdressing. The course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that prove occupational competence as a senior stylist. The hairdressing qualification covers a range of skills and knowledge such as creative cutting, styling, performing a range of chemical services, providing specialist hair and scalp treatments as well as consulting with clients. An apprenticeship is a job with training. You will be employed at least 30 hours a week, with 80% of your working hours in your day-to-day role, and the remaining 20% of your time engaged in training or study.

Course content

The Hairdressing advanced apprenticeship program will require you to develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a professional environment and achieve a series of standards to prove your competence and skill: The hairdressing apprenticeship includes four mandatory units; creatively style and dress hair, creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques, creatively colour and lighten hair and provide client consultation. There are also several optional units to choose from including; hair colour correction services, provide creative hair extension services, contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business, create a variety of permed effects, fulfil salon duties, cut men’s hair using basic techniques, provide a variety of relaxing services, develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills, provide specialist hair and scalp treatments, contribute to the implementation of promotional activities. You will also need to complete an Employee Right and Responsibility qualification whilst on the apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in maths or functional skills maths level 2


On-programmeOn-programme is the learning phase for apprentices to pick up the skills, knowledge and behaviours set in each standard. Apprentices need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship. You can track and monitor the 20% through our e-portfolio.On program assessment includes:- Regular assessment (involving employer and training provider).- Development of a portfolio demonstrating learning and development activities with their application in the workplace.- Completion of level 3 NVQ Diploma for Hairdressing.- You will also need to complete an Employee Right and Responsibility qualification whilst on the apprenticeship.

Financial information

Material fee £0. N/A

Future opportunities

You may progress to employment as a Senior Stylist. Alternatively, you can commence on to the Barbering qualification to have more skills under your belt. Alternatively, there a number of management courses you can apply for an Associate Project Manager or ILM. If you are unsure, then please give our staff at Leicester College a call on 0116 2242240.

Further information

You can express your interest for this apprenticeship by completing a Leicester College application form or alternatively you can apply for one of our live apprenticeship vacancies via the College website. Our apprenticeships can also be found on the government’s apprenticeship site, As with any other job application, if you are shortlisted then you will be invited for an interview at the employer’s premises. You can apply for as many apprenticeship vacancies as you want. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 September 2018
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