Hair by David from Tonic, Earlsdon, Coventry.

NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

The course runs for half a day each week for up to 18 months. You must be employed, working in a salon.

The course involves successful completion of the following specialist units:

  • Health and safety
  • Promote products and services
  • Consultation
  • Creative cutting
  • Colouring hair
  • Colour correction
  • Dressing long hair
  • Style and dress creative looks
  • Develop and enhance your creative skills
  • Promote financial effectiveness in the salon

To be accepted onto this course, you normally are required to have:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing
  • A strong commitment to working in the industry

You will have to provide stationary, equipment, a level 3 textbook, a full tool kit and uniform. Specialist equipment will be provided by The Academy.

You will be assessed throughout the course by building a portfolio of evidence. To gain the full NVQ all units need to be completed. You will be responsible for bringing in clients for practical assessment.
Assessors can come and assess practical skills in a salon situation. You may be required to take functional skills in Maths and English at level 2.
Learners can use the NVQ to progress to a NVQ Level 4 or HND courses including university or seek employment in the industry. If you would like more information please contact us on 077432 432362 or email