This course is designed for age 16 - 19. This qualification will allow you to develop your knowledge in the techniques and theory of hairdressing.

Entry requirements:

  • 3 GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above including English and Maths

  • Informal interview & assessment

This course consists of the following modules:


  • Ensure responsibility for Actions to Reduce Risks to Health and Safety

  • Give Customers a Positive Impression of Yourself and Your Organisation

  • Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp

  • Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques

  • Change Hair Colour

  • Style and Finish Hair, and Set & Dress Hair

    There are a number of optional units which can be added to fulfil qualification requirements

  • Fulfil Salon Reception Duties

  • Plait and Twist Hair

  • Attach Hair to Enhance a Style

  • Perm and Neutralise Hair

  • Promote Additional Products and Services to Customers

You will be assessed via:

  • Oral questions

  • Exam

  • Practical assessments

  • Test papers

This course will lead to the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing, Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering, Level 2 Award in Health and Safety for Hair and Beauty, Level 2 Award in Wig Services, Level 3 Certificate in Hair Extensions Services, Level 3 Certificate in Creative Hair Design, Level 3 Award in Bridal Hairstyling, Level 2 Award in Preventing Contact Dermatitis and Level 3 Certificate in Perming Hair.

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