Essential information:


Hairdressing Level 3 Apprenticeship



Weekly hours:

Minimum 30 hours per week



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What does this course involve?

This is an 18 month course, with a 2 day per week day release to College. You will cover all aspects of hairdressing, shampooing, and blow-drying, setting, dressing, colouring, and cutting and reception duties. You will also select a variety of optional units to focus on areas of interest. You will have reviews every 10-12 weeks with an assessor to monitor progress. As part of the programme you will also study functional skills in Maths and English (you will be exempted if have you already have achieved a grade A-C in the past 5 years). You will also cover Employer Rights and Responsibilities’.


What qualifications do I need?

To undertake an apprenticeship you must first be employed. For more information on finding apprenticeship vacancies please visit or contact our Centre for Apprenticeships and Workplace Learning on 01843 605009 (or email You will be required to have an interview and undertake an initial assessment. Ideally you will already have grades A-C in Maths and English.


Assessment will be both on and off the job and will be through a variety of observations, oral questioning, online exams, assignments and coursework.

Fees & Costs

This course will be fully funded for 16-18yrs old. If you are
19 – 23yrs old a £750 employer contribution is required. If you are 24+ you may be eligible for a 24+ Adult Learner Loan, for more information please visit


On completion of this qualification you can choose to undertake future study via a higher education course. Alternatively you may wish to seek employment as an assessor, lecturer, salon manager or open your own salon.

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