Course Title Hairdressing Level 3 Apprenticeship
Level: 3
Code M11-A

Overview of the Course

If you have a creative flair for hair design, an apprenticeship in hairdressing provides the ideal route to a rewarding career. This programme could open lots of opportunities to work in salons home or abroad, become self-employed or work in entertainment, hospitals and armed forces or as a freelance visiting people’s homes. This qualification teaches essential skills required for you to provide a continued high level of hair styling to suit all salon requirements including cutting, styling and colouring techniques. Professionalism is also an integral part of this qualification to ensure you deliver a high quality customer experience. The course covers a range of areas including - Mandatory units: Provide hairdressing consultations and Creatively style and dress hair. Additional units: Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques, Creatively colour and lighten hair, Provide colour correction services, Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities. This course will involve 20% of your time to be dedicated to off the job training.

What are the entry requirements?

Hairdressing Level 2 qualification.


Higher qualification.

Course Duration

12 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of your apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level you will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications you have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to your apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship you are completing. If you have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths you must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and achieve Level 1 English and maths for Level 2 Apprenticeship.


As well as the college attendance which is one evening a week, your assessor will visit you on a regular basis and support you with developing your electronic portfolio which is used as evidence for your end point assessment. At these meetings observations, question and answer sessions and reviews will take place.

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