NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

Qualification: NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing
Prerequisites: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
Locations: Kent
Price: £3500
Deposit Option: 10% (0% finance plan available, see FAQ)
Duration: Under 30 weeks
Class Size: 6-8
Kit: Included in price
Description: This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior hairdresser/stylist.

Working within our commercially equipped hair salon, each student will learn the skills required to gain competence at this level. You will learn the following aspects of creative and advanced hairdressing techniques:

The mandatory units within this qualification include:

  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • There are a number of optional units which can be added to fulfil qualification requirements**

Optional units - Group 1:

  • 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 treatment

How will I be assessed?

  • Assessment is concentrated on practical competence. You must be able to demonstrate consistent performance of a commercially acceptable standard of work, combined with written and oral competence in the subject studied.
  • Continual assessment throughout the course Written assignments and tests
  • Practical assessments are undertaken on paying clients and must be completed in a commercially acceptable timescale
  • Portfolios of collated study evidence


Where does the training take place?

The training for the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing and all other beauty courses are taken at our Beauty Schools based in either: 

Chatham, Kent

Will I be required to do any home study?

Yes. As you learn your new skills, you will be required to complete practice clients and written assignments at home in preparation for your live assessments.

How many students are there in a class?

We believe in keeping the class sizes small, so students have more one 2 one time with our tutors. Our normal class size is 6-8.

Will I need to bring a model?

When learning your new skills, you will be working on a Sally Head which is provided in your kit. As you progress through your qualification, you will be required to provide your own models who meet the requirements of your final assessments.

Will I need to bring anything?

You will receive a kit on your Induction day which you will need to bring in with you each day. Some students find it beneficial to bring a pen and paper to make notes.

What will I achieve from the course?

You will have a practical knowledge and qualification to perform an array of hairdressing services.

Is the Course accredited?

All our courses are approved and accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists (Diploma) and VTCT (NVQ/VRQ).

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