Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing


In Leeds

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£ 2,540 VAT inc.


  • Type

    NVQ Level 2

  • Location


  • Duration

    72 Days

  • Start date

    Different dates available

To provide the requisite knowledge and to achieve a standard that would enable the Learner to confidently offer advanced hairdressing services.
Suitable for: This is an approved qualification for working as an advanced hairdresser, also ideal for those looking to own their own salon.



Start date

Leeds (West Yorkshire)
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76 Kirkgate, LS2 7DJ
Timetable: Flexible days

Start date

Different dates availableNow taking bookings

About this course

This qualification forms part of a suite of hairdressing qualifications, the objective of this qualification is to teach and train students to be able to work in a commercial hairdressing salon offering advanced services. Throughout this course, assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is a technical level qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist. Fully recognised by employers in the UK and overseas, this qualification is based on Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and recognised by the UK's lead hairdressing professional association (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a senior hairdresser/stylist. Learners should hold a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing prior to undertaking this qualification.

Aside from holding Level 2 hairdressing qualification, we do not require Clients to hold a minimum number of GCSEs or equivalent, however as with all our courses, a basic literacy & numeracy test may be required, an English assessment may be required for international students in order to ascertain suitability.

Flexible attendance and the absence of a 'box ticking' programme, instead one where we train all our students until they are confident and competent enough to comfortably work in the industry at an advanced level.

Our Training Co-Ordinator Elaine (07517286305) will be in touch via email or phone, she will be happy to discuss your requirements, go through options, explain the payment options and answer any questions you may have. She can also arrange an informal tour & chat, or a Taster Day

We only offer VTCT-accredited NVQs, these are recognised not only in the UK but across Europe and the rest of the world. Different countries have different requirements, therefore those looking to be accredited to work overseas must contact an industry body of their chosen country to check the legal requirements with their country of choice themselves before commencing a course with us.

Unlike colleges and further education centres etc, we don’t work to the academic year. As part of our ‘Flexible Learning’ we have regular start dates throughout the year, so you can start pretty much whenever you want.

We don’t have fixed learning schedules, we offer Students the option of specifying the days they want to train, around their availability. This means they can train & learn for 1,2,3, 4 or 5 days a week (Tues-Sat, including late Thursdays).

Unlike colleges etc we don’t dictate your attendance. Our NVQ courses specify the average number of days to attend throughout the course. Because students can learn 1,2,3, 4 or 5 days a week, the course duration is determined by the chosen learning schedule. As an example, the Level 2 Hairdressing course takes approximately 60 full-day lessons, at 2 days a week this could be completed within 30 weeks, 4 days a week could be 15 weeks.

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  • Hairdressing
  • Hair care
  • Haircuts
  • Stylist
  • Hair treatment
  • Ladies cuts
  • Hair colouring
  • Hair styling
  • Hair perming
  • Hair

Teachers and trainers (1)

Katie McM

Katie McM

Senior Assessor

Course programme

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing from VTCT is a job-ready qualification, based upon National Occupational Standards, which will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to competently work as an advanced hairdresser. Throughout this qualification you will monitor procedures to safely control work operations, provide hairdressing consultation services, creatively cut hair using advanced techniques and promote additional services or products to clients.

Mandatory units:

• Promote additional services or products to customers
• Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
• Provide hairdressing consultation services
• Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques

Optional units:

• Colour hair using a variety of techniques
• Provide colour correction services
• Creatively style and dress hair
• Creatively dress long hair
• Develop and enhance creative hairdressing skills
• Create a variety of permed effects
• Provide creative hair extension services
• Provide specialist consultation services for hair and scalp conditions
• Provide hair and scalp treatments
• Support customer service improvements
• Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
• Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

Additional information

Payment options: You can spread the cost of your course over up to 12 monthly instalments (no fees interest or charges apply).

Flexible attendance: Fit training in with your commitments, attend when it is convenient for you.

Taster Day: You can sample a day's training without commitment for just £20

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

£ 2,540 VAT inc.