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

Overview of the Course

Hairdressers will work on creative cutting and enhance skills in all other areas of hairdressing working on optional units to individual needs and salon requirements.


Mandatory Units


  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Promote additional services or products to customers
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques


Optional Units


A minimum of 37 credits across at least five units must be achieved, but no more than one of those marked *.


  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Provide colour correction services
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively dress long hair
  • Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills
  • Create a variety of permed effects
  • Provide creative hair extension services
  • Provide specialist consultation services for hair and scalp conditions
  • Provide specialist hair and scalp treatments (note: GH24 and GH25 must be taken together)
  • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business*
  • Support customer service improvements*
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities*

What are the entry requirements?

Relevant qualifications and/or an initial assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to commencement. Level 2 in Hairdressing


L4 Hairdressing management /Apprenticeship L2 Barbering

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 the 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 the apprentice will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications achieved, the results of an assessment prior to the apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship they are completing.


Development of the job role competencies and skills can be delivered exclusively by Bury College, co-delivered with a workplace mentor who will work alongside the Learning and Skills Coach to support and log the apprentice's progress. The dedicated, qualified Learning and Skills Coach will support the teaching and learning of the apprentice in their development of L3 Hairdressing knowledge and competence in their work-based activities.

For the Level 3 Hairdressing, the Learning and Skills Coach will visit on a regular basis to support with developing the electronic portfolio, which is used as evidence for the completion of the qualifications.  Assessment of the apprentice's progress in their workplace competencies involves:


·         Observations

·         Professional discussions

·         Question and answer sessions

·         Reviews

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