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Advanced & Creative Hair Professional Apprenticeship Level 3

Subject Area
Hair, Beauty & Media Make-up
Start Date
Study Mode
Typical duration 12 Months + End-Point Assessment
Level 3

Hairdressing is more than just cutting hair! If you want an exciting and varied career, hairdressing could be for you. There is a demand across the country for skilled and qualified hairdressers, and employers increasingly need committed, well trained and enthusiastic workers.

Entry requirements

To start the course you must be employed in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You must have completed a Level 2 Hairdressing Apprenticeship or have significant salon experience and have GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above are also required.

What will I study?

This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as a Hairdresser and will include:

  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively colour and lighten hair
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Hair colour correction service
  • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques

You will also put together a Collection of looks which will inform the Professional Discussion during the End-Point Assessment.

Method of delivery

Hairdressing apprentices attend College on a day-release basis and work for their employer for the rest of the time.

How will I be assessed?

Continual assessment will take place throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

The End Point Assessment (EPA) will comprise of;

  • 90-minute on-line test
  • Observation and questioning over 5 hours
  • Professional discussion based on your Collection of looks lasting 45 minutes

Additional costs

It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.

Qualifications received

Advanced and Creative Hair Professional Apprenticeship Level 3

Good course combinations

It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

Job opportunities following completion of this qualification include Junior Stylist, Stylist, Colour Technician, self-employment, starting your own business, or progression on to higher level apprenticeships

To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York College Apprenticeship Team:

Tel: 01904 770368

Molly Mai Huggins

"I’ve always wanted to do hairdressing and like that we do a variety of things each week, and particularly enjoy hair ups as this is something I’d like to do in the future.

I work at Niche Hair and Beauty. It is a lovely salon, everyone if friendly and I am doing lots of training for colouring and cutting. In the future I’d like to do hair ups for proms, weddings and special occasions."

Molly Mai
Hairdressing Apprenticeship, Employer: Niche Hair and Beauty
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