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Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2 and Level 3

The Level 2 and 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing covers all of the core knowledge and skills needed to become a competent Hairdresser, as well as giving you as an apprentice the opportunity to develop different skills by choosing from a selection of optional units. This qualification is designed for apprentices aged 16 years or over who are starting out in the Hairdressing industry.

Who is the course for?

  • 16 + working in the industry

What will I study?

  • Health and safety
  • Give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Change hair colour
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques

Optional Units

  • Plait and twist hair, develop and maintain your effectiveness at work, promote additional products or services to clients.

What will I need for the course?

  • You will need to be employed in a hairdressing salon and attend the centre one day per week.

How will I be assessed?

  • In salon observations,
  • Assignments,
  • Online and paper based tests.

How long is the course?

  • Level 2 is 18 -24 months,
  • Level 3 is one additional year.

What do I gain if successful?

  • Level 2 NVQ in Hairdressing
  • The opportunity to progress on to a Level 3

How much does it cost?

  • For all candidates aged 16-18 the course is fully funded by the Government. It is available to anybody working in the industry.
  • Outside of the 16-18 age group costs will be dependent on individual candidate and employer details.

How do I find out more?

  • Just contact our friendly team. Phone: 0845 430 9009 e-mail: We are here to help you. For more course information please visit the national careers service website at: National Careers Service National Careers Service!


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