Hairdressing Level 3

Level: 3
Qualification: Hairdressing
Course Length: 9-12 Months

Complete your Level 3 Hairdressing NVQ through an apprenticeship at one of our Delivery Sites.


Study privately, through an Apprenticeship or through a Learner Loan to achieve your Hairdressing Level 3 qualification.

Typical duration: 9 -12 months

Cost of course if not doing an apprenticeship: £3345

Check your learner loan eligibility by visiting the Gov website here.


Our hairdressing courses are delivered in the following locations:

B Inspired  Bucks
Bespoke Hairdressing Training Academy Redcar
Dare Hair Salon Apprenticeships Ltd 1 Waltham Abbey
Dare Salon and Apprenticeships Ltd 2 Leytonstone
Exceed Training Company Bradford
Industry Hair & Beauty Academy Lowestoft
James Core Ltd Workington
Lincoln Hairdressing Academy Lincoln
Anglian Academy of Hair (AAH) Anglian Academy Ltd, Norwich, NR2 1JX
The John Oliver Academy Norwich
The School Of Hairdressing Potters Bar
Walbottle Campus Newcastle Upon Tyne
Fusion Hair Consultants Gorleston
The Academy of Hair Woking
HairStation Margate


  • Creatively style and dress hair
    • Using a variety of conventional and non-conventional styling and dressing techniques to produce innovative, fashionable, creative and personalised looks. The ability to combine and adapt a variety of styling and dressing techniques incorporating accessories and or added hair.
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
    • This standard is about the use of advanced cutting skills to create a personalised and individual restyled look to enhance personal image.
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
    • This standard is about providing a comprehensive consultation and advisory service to clients. Client consultation is critical to the success of all technical services ensuring that you fully engage with your client to meet their needs and expectations.
  • Colour correction / Cut men’s hair using a variety of techniques
    • These are optional units which are chosen collaboratively between the salon, learner and trainer. The chosen unit is dependent on availability.
  • Creatively colour hair using a combination of techniques
    • Combining, adapting and personalising a range of colouring and lightening techniques to achieve a variety of fashion effects. The use of weaving and colouring techniques based on slicing and block colouring is required, as is the ability to carry out a full head and regrowth application of lightener. The ability to restore depth and tone of colour, neutralise colour tone and to colour resistant hair is also required.

All our training is delivered through blended learning techniques. This means there will be a mixture of self-studying, theory delivered by your tutor either online or in person, as well as practical lessons in one of our training centres.


Practical sessions are delivered one day a week.

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