Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Hairdressing Course

Course: Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Duration: 18 months (depending on individual circumstances)

Attendance: 1 day or evening per week (Wednesday 4.30-10pm) or Thursday (9.30-4pm)

Funding: Advanced Learner Loan (you may be eligible for a childcare bursary to cover your childcare costs on the day of your training) or Private Funding (no childcare funding)

  • Overview

    The Level 3 (NVQ) Diploma in Hairdressing is based on the National Occupational Standards for Hairdressing. It is a job ready qualification which requires learners to demonstrate in the workplace the skills and knowledge required in the hairdressing industry. This qualification attests to a high level of occupational competence and the job readiness of the learner.


    You will need to be working in a hair salon with own clients and must already hold an NVQ in Hairdressing Level 2 or appropriate experience.
    You will also be required to do a trades test assessment set by our lead assessor.
    Candidate is required to supply hairdressing kit and uniform (details can be obtained from GHQ Training.)


    • This course can be funded privately – payment plans available
    • Advanced Learner Loan are available to fund this qualification (subject to eligibility)


    All mandatory units must be achieved which is 21 credits. Candidates must also complete at least 25 credits from an optional unit group.

    Mandatory Units:

    • Provide hairdressing consultation services (8 credits)
    • Creatively style and dress hair (7 credits)
    • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques (14 credits)
    • Creatively colour and lighten hair (14 credits)

    Interested? Apply today via the 'Apply Now' tab at the top of this page or alternatively contact our Recruitment Team using recruitment@ghqtraining.co.uk or 01752 218086 to register your interest in this course.

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