NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing


If you already possess a Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing, this Level 3 one-year programme will help extend your skill development further. Hairdressing involves practical and interpersonal skills. Moulding and building shapes with hair can enable people to change looks according to their mood. To create these individual looks, shape, fashion and texture are all considered.

Emphasis is placed on practical skills which include cutting, drying, alternative setting, permanent waving, colouring and colour correction. Supervisory skills and goal setting are also included together with a range of optional areas of study. Work will be continually assessed throughout the course. Practical work with clients in a business like setting is carried out in the College salon where paying clients regularly attend.

What does this subject include?

This course consists of a selection of the following units:

  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Shampoo, condition, and treat the hair and scalp
  • Set and dress the hair
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Style and finish
  • Change hair colour
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation.

What is the structure of the course?

Work will be continually assessed throughout the course. The course will feature both practical and theory elements all of which have to be passed in order for you to be successful. Satisfactory completion on the course leads to the award of NVQ 3 Hairdressing. You will also complete a two week block of work based experience during the year to widen personal goals.

What are the entry requirements?

  • NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing or equivalent.
  • Good standard of education, communication and professionalism is required

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