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Hairdressing - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)


Apprenticeship outline

Hair stylists can work anywhere across the world - you could be self-employed, a mobile stylist or even style the stars! You’ll earn a wage while developing advanced skills to become a proficient stylist.

You’ll be based in the workplace and come into College one day a week, to work towards completing your qualification and learn skills based on the renowned National Occupational Standards for Hairdressing.

The units you study will depend on your chosen route and could include:

  • Providing a hairdressing consultation service
  • Creatively cutting hair using a combination of techniques
  • Promoting services or products to customers
  • Monitoring procedures to safely control work operations

You will also study optional units related to the course.

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to

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Call the Business Engagement Team on 0115 945 7260

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Study location Wheeler Gate 14-16 Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2NB

Day Release

Start date

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.


Hairdressing - Hairdressing - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)


12 months

Level Level 3
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
  • You will also need GCSEs at grades A* to C/9 to 4 or equivalent in English Language and Maths. Some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role.

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply. You will need to undertake an initial assessment to determine the right level of course for you.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.


There is continuous assessment of each unit. You will present evidence of competence via practical assessments and production of a personal portfolio of evidence.

  • Employment as a senior stylist in a salon or self-employment
  • Additional part-time hairdressing courses to enhance your skills
Additional information

You will need to buy a kit and uniform to wear whenever you are at College. Kit and uniform costs are to be confirmed and will be discussed at interview.

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