NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

Course Description


 Level 3 is ideal if you already have a Hairdressing or Barbering qualification and want to become a Senior Stylist.

 Entry Requirements 

Level1/2 in Maths, English and ICT

What is involved in studying this course

  • Client consultation,
  • Creatively cut hair using a range of techniques
  • Creatively colour hair using a range of techniques
  • Creatively style hair (up styling)
  • Colour correction services,
  • Professional Photo shoot
  • A financial aspect to your business
  • Perming services


NVQs are assessed at work or in a realistic working environment. For each unit, an assessor observes you carrying out different services and checks your understanding. This information will be recorded in your logbook, which then provides formal evidence of your learning. Work placement assessments

For these qualifications, you will practice Hairdressing , learn the knowledge required and organize your own study. You will record your achievements in a logbook packed with hints and tips from industry experts.

You might also use MHD Academy which provides you with high quality professional video-based resources, step by step PDF's, fact sheets, handouts and glossaries.


1 Year

Progression Routes

Level 4
You want a short specialist award to attain specific hairdressing and barbering skills. Becoming an assessor in the hairdressing industry.

Job Roles within the Advice & Guidance Industry

 A Hairdressing NVQ can jump-start your career in hairdressing and salon management.

To run your own salon or specialize in particular hair types or barbering treatments, you might want to think about these other qualifications too:

• Level 4 Diploma in Management Practices and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Barbering  Sector  - the skills to run your own hair salon.
• Award in Contact Dermatitis Prevention - the techniques to protect customers from infection.

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