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Qualification type: Advanced Apprenticeship
Level: Level 3
Awarding body C&G
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date Various start date
Duration 1 year
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Apprenticeship

Course overview

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing.

This programme of study will provide you with a range of advanced, creative hairdressing skills and knowledge to develop your skills whilst working in the hairdressing industry. You will be employed in a hairdressing salon as an Apprentice and the qualification will allow you to work as a Senior Stylist.

Entry requirements

For this Apprenticeship you will need 5 GCSEs with grades A*-C in maths and English or an appropriate Level 2 qualification in hairdressing. Mature students will be assessed on individual merit.
You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant environment for the duration of the Apprenticeship.

You will be required to attend an interview at the college and we will request a school or college report.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning


  • Client consultation
  • Creative cutting
  • Creative colour
  • Colour correction
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Develop and enhance creative skill (photo shoot , catwalk)
  • Salon reception duties
  • Employer rights and responsibilities
What next

Career paths include working as a hair stylist, in a spa, on a cruise liner or in theatre/TV.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.

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