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NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing

This is a more advanced hairdressing course, where you will be expected to be a proficient hairdresser.

Entry requirements for the NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing will be an NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing diploma/qualification. You will usually complete this course in order to run your own salon or simply to advance your skills.


Recommended book:

S/NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing with Barbering Units: Candidate Handbook: For the 2003 Standards (S/NVQ Hairdressing for Levels 1 2 and 3)

The S/NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing with Barbering Units is an excellent book in detailing what is required for an NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing. It details the work environment and the key skills required to obtain your level 3, along with how assessment is carried out. The book is extremely easy to follow and provides lots of graphics. The authors have also written other hair and salon guides, equally as brilliant.

 



NVQ Level 3 HairdressingMost NVQ providers will expect you to complete the following units of the course:

 

– Maintaining health and safety within the workplace – especially being aware of liquids and cables on the floor as well as toxic chemicals that can be used in a salon.

– Cutting hair creatively using a variety of techniques

– Dying hair using various techniques

– Providing consultation services

 

Example optional units the NVQ provider will require you to complete are shown below:

 

– Style hair creatively

– Ability to use hair extensions

– Hair and scalp treatments

– Perm all types of hair

 

What does the course involve?

Detailed records of your tasks is essential with witness testimonies confirming you performed these tasks. You may be given assignments and asked to sit written tests. Keeping a portfolio is essential, which documents all evidence and tasks related to your course (guidance on keeping a portfolio). You can also submit evidence of work/tasks carried out prior to your course.

The course will usually last a year, but can take up to 2 years.

 

After an NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing?

You can become a consultant, work as a senior hairdresser within a salon or even become an NVQ Assessor.

 

More about hairdressing training



NVQ course in Hairdressing – Level 1, 2 and 3


NVQ courses in Hairdressing

If you are working in the hair or barber industry, an NVQ course in Hairdressing will help enable you to pursue work in the fashion industry and hair salons.

NVQ Level 1 Hairdressing
Entry level

NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing
Those wishing to become certified
Hairdressers

NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing
Those wishing to become specialists,
maybe starting up their own salon

 

Typical mandatory Level 1 units:

– Be aware of health and safety within the workplace

– Ability to shampoo/condition hair

– Maintaining work areas

– Maintaining salon treatment work areas

 

Typical Level 1 optional units:

– Blow drying hair

– Assisting with hair dye

– Basic techniques of plaiting hair

– Removing hair extensions

– Reception duties

More details about the NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing

 

Typical mandatory Level 2 units:

– Be aware of health and safety within the workplace

– Ability to shampoo/condition hair and treat the scalp.

– Cutting hair using basic techniques

– Dry and finish all types of hair

– Style hair

– Ability to dye hair

– Consulting with customers

 

Typical Level 2 optional units:

– Reception duties

– Promoting additional services

– Perming hair

– Ability to use hair extensions

More details about the NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing

 

Typical mandatory Level 3 units:

– Maintaining health and safety within the workplace

– Be able to consult

– Cutting hair creatively

– Dying hair using various techniques

 

Typical optional Level 3 units:

– Style hair creatively

– Ability to use hair extensions

– Hair and scalp treatments

– Perm all types of hair

More details about the NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing
Further information on hairdressing training



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