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Hairdressing - Apprenticeship NI (Level 3)

This course develops your hairdressing industry experience skills which can lead to further study.
Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
Level 3

Course Overview

At NVQ Level 3 you will develop artistic flair and gain insight into supervisory roles within salons.

The Hairdressing Level 3 NVQ will consist of 6 units – 4 core units plus 2 optional units.  
Subjects studied will include:

• Creatively style and dress hair  

• Creatively colour and lighten hair

• Provide client consultation services 

 • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques

 • Contribute to the planning implementation and evaluation of promotional activities  

 • Hair colour correction services

As well as gaining a recognised qualification you will be employed in a hairdressing salon and take part in specialised training. 

Assessments will be carried out on paying clients.  


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Hairdressing - Apprenticeship NI (Level 3)





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Ideal If:

You are employed in a salon and want to pursue your career in hairdressing as a stylist / senior stylist, hair company technician or start your own business.

You'll Learn:

How to creatively cut hair, colour and lighten hair, hair colour correction services and provide client consultation services.

You'll Love:

Developing and enhancing your creative hairdressing skills in your salon and the College’s hair salons.

You'll Progress:

Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress onto further study at Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Techniques and Management Practice in Hairdressing which could lead to jobs such as teaching or management positions in the hairdressing industry.

You could take up a position as a trainee stylist/stylist in a salon or work abroad or on a cruise liner. 


You'll Need:

to be employed in a salon, an NVQ Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing and Essential Skills Level 1 in numeracy, literacy and ICT.

You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and IT if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English, Maths or IT. You will also have the opportunity to complete an appropriate qualification.

You are required to pay for your own uniforms and kits.   

You will be required to complete an interview and skills test

Completion of the VTCT COVID Infection Prevention qualifications is mandatory in the first month of your course.


Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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