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Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

Eastleigh College
Course summary
36 hours

Course description

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing:

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing builds upon the skills and knowledge that is acquired at Level 2 and develops advanced creative skills as well as business skills. The Apprenticeship is the main progression route for those who have completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing, but may also be suitable for those who have relevant qualifications and/or experience at Level 2 but do not
have a Level 3 hairdressing qualification.

The Apprenticeship includes the following mandatory core units: Creatively Cut Hair Using a Combination of Techniques, Creatively Colour and Lighten Hair, Provide Client Consultation Services

The list of optional units includes: Fulfil Salon Reception Duties, Provide a Variety of Relaxing Services, Hair Colour Correction Services, Provide Creative Hair Extension Services, Create a Variety of Permed Effects, Develop, Enhance and Evaluate Your Creative Hairdressing Skills, Provide Specialist Hair and Scalp Treatments, Contribute to the Planning, Implementation and Evaluation Of Promotional Activities, Contribute to the Financial Effectiveness of the Business, Cut Men's Hairstyles.

You will achieve a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing. Unless exempt on entry, you will also achieve Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths.


You will be assessed on a continuous basis through a combination of knowledge and practical assessment activities, including assessment of activities in the workplace. Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Officer.

Career Opportunities:

Advanced apprentices may progress onto employment as a hairdresser or stylist, or other job roles in the hairdressing related industries. There is also the opportunity to progress onto higher education, such as a Foundation degree in Hairdressing and Salon Management or other programmes. There is also a good range of Continuous Professional Development courses related to working in the hair and beauty sector.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Entry is subject to interview and assessment. You will need to have relevant employment. In addition, you need to have 4 GCSEs at grade D / 3 or higher, including English and Maths or have achieved a Level 1 hairdressing qualification or have relevant experience and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 1 in English and Maths.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3

About provider

Eastleigh College

Eastleigh College Apprenticeships

Eastleigh College is a General FE College based in Eastleigh, Hampshire specialising in Apprenticeships for 10 years. We have recently launched 'The Apprenticeship Experts' team based at the College in response to our growing success in this area. We offer...

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Contact info

Eastleigh College

Eastleigh College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh
SO50 5FS Hampshire


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