What opportunities will this course give me?

The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF) provides learners with the necessary understanding and skills to work as an advanced hairdresser. Progression opportunities include specialist VTCT vocationally related qualifications at Levels 3 and 4.

What will I be learning?

Evidence will be gained through practical assessment in the salon. Advanced practical skills include colour work. Photographic evidence of your work will be taken throughout the year. Theoretical knowledge & completion of assignments and exams will be developed during weekly theory classes. NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing is gained through continuous practical evidence gained in the salons, assignments, projects, a portfolio of evidence and written tests set by the awarding body. You will be taught both practical and theory in:
- Health & safety
- Retail promotion
- Advanced cutting
- Styling
- Dressing long hair
- Colour techniques Students will gain confidence and experience in the required skills by a mixture of theory and practical input, demonstrations and client work. Home study and practice is essential.

Why is this course for me?

Through both practical and theory in:
- Health & safety
- Retail promotion
- Advanced cutting
- Styling
- Dressing long hair
- Colour techniques

What do I need to sign up?

If English is your second language you must hold an ESOL level 1 qualification. You are required to hold a Level 2 hairdressing qualification or equivalent. Time management will need to be considered as in addition to college hours home study will be required. You will be expected to supply models for practical assessments, for which a service charge will apply.
All part time learners will be required to complete an English diagnostic assessment to aid in the theory element of the course. The link will be sent out to you through our admissions department and can be completed at home.
An information evening will be set up before the start date of the course in order for you to meet with your tutors and gain as much information prior to the commencement date of the course as possible. You will be informed of the dates by our admissions department.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Students who have completed the NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing qualification and are looking to complete a further year of study in advanced practical work, management skills and show work.
The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF) is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards for Hairdressing and Barbering. This qualification will supplement the knowledge, understanding and skills learned at Level 2 and is focussed on producing highly proficient, occupationally competent professional hairdressers. This qualification is most suited for learners wishing to advance in their profession or to become salon manager and/or owners.

Certificate of evidence for previous NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing qualification or equivalent. A4 file, notepaper, pens/pencils and an A4 ring binder for theory notes.

Mandatory kit = price to be confirmed
Uniform if required = approx 85.00

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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25/9/2020 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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09:00 – 16:30



Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
HPT31 Eastleigh College 25/9/2020 Fri 09:00 – 16:30 34 Apply now

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