Loading color scheme

L3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing


The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is an occupational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's lead hairdressing professional association (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a senior hairdresser/stylist. Learners should hold a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing prior to undertaking this qualification.

This qualification forms part of a suite of hairdressing qualifications. This qualification is of similar size to the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become senior hairdressers/stylists, this qualification requires learners to work in a commercial hairdressing salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times. In contrast, the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing and VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies can be achieved through gathering evidence in a college's realistic working environment without the necessity for real paying clients.

Hence, the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is for learners seeking to work in, and develop their skills in a commercial setting, and can only be delivered by colleges that have, or have access to a 'real' salon, and not a realistic working environment.

 courseicon  What Does the Course Cover? listicon  At a Glance  careericon  What could this course lead to?
      • Creatively style and dress hair
        Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
        Creatively colour and lighten hair
        Provide client consultation services
        Colour correction
        Event management

    • This is a 24 session course (weekly sessions), in which you will be working on live models. 

      The first 6 sessions will be carried out from home via zoom. This will ensure suitable distancing whilst undertaking the essential theory elements of the course

Awarding Body: VTCT
GLH: 439
Location: Essex, London
Funded Option: Advanced Learner Loan

The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training will enable you to work in a teaching role and progress on to a broader teaching qualification. This qualification is suitable for trainee teachers, those experienced in a teaching role and those working as assessors who wish to gain a teaching qualification.

personicon  Who is this course for? feeicon  How much is this course? phoneicon  Enquire

Entry onto this qualification will require you to have full competence in the vocational subject area that you will be assessing and you will need access to a cohort of learners, so that you can gather evidence of real assessments.

Please contact us for details about this course. Funding may be available for some eligible learners and we offer a range of payment options.  Call us on 0345 565 2656 or complete the form below and we will call you back. 



Thank You! Your message has been sent. Something went wrong, please try again later. Please enter a correct Captcha answer.