Hairdressing Level 3

We are the biggest training provider of Hair Professional apprenticeship programmes in England. Our highly popular 12 month Hairdressing apprenticeship is an ideal platform for competent and advancing Hairdressers to take the next step in their career by improving their practical skills with the latest cutting edge techniques, treatments and equipment. This apprenticeship is designed to build upon in-salon expertise giving you the skills and tools to exceed client expectations. We’ll equip you to be able to deliver an exceptional service across advanced techniques, styling expertise and product advice.


12 Months



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About the programme

This 12 month apprenticeship can be started at any time in the year.

The programme is delivered within your salon, meaning learning is applicable and relevant to your day to day tasks. The apprenticeship includes optional learning units which means you can choose what and how you learn so that the programme is specific to you and your salon. Your clients will see first-hand how you are keeping up with industry and product developments enhancing your service and showing your new skills.

Throughout the apprenticeship we’ll help you to build the kit needed for your development and progression as you move through key stages of the programme, including blockhead units, hairbrushes or clippers.

Is the apprenticeship for you?

This is ideal for anyone with a Level 2 Hair Professional qualification or if you have worked in the industry and want to develop your skills in a specialised area or to learn a particular technique.

Our apprenticeship will help you keep on point with the latest styling trends and industry development and give you the opportunity to take your existing skills and knowledge to the next level.

What you’ll learn

The apprenticeship focuses on the advanced skills you need to progress as a hairdresser, either by broadening your range of client services, increasing your wider business management skills or by developing the skills to become a specialist technician in a specific area. Optional learning units include:

  • Relaxing Services
  • Salon Reception
  • Financial effectiveness
  • Planning, implementation and evaluation of promotions
  • Perm and Neutralise Hair
  • Specialist Hair and Scalp Techniques
  • Colour Correction
  • Hair Extensions
  • Men’s Hair cuts

How you’ll learn

Over 12 months you will receive a comprehensive, salon-focussed training programme. All of the learning is delivered by our passionate team of industry experienced and expert Trainers providing you with an in-salon learning experience. We can schedule learning and activities around you and the needs of the business.

The apprenticeship includes:

  • 1-2-1 visits every 3 weeks by a dedicated hair expert Trainer
  • Partnership working to shape the programme with your employer
  • E-books and online resources including worksheets and videos to enable independent and flexible learning enhancements
  • Practical assessments and observations carried out in your salon environment or through portfolio evidence bar
  • Off the job training including work shadowing, practice on block heads and models, product and technique research activities
  • Support from English/maths specialists if required

You will record and track your progress through our OneFile app, helping you support and evidence your new skills. OneFile is a simple online service which can be accessed 24/7 anywhere and through any device.

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