Hairdressing Advanced Level 3

Apprenticeships are very popular programmes designed by employers that provide paid work-experience, training and qualifications to people aged 16 and above.

An Apprenticeship framework comprises:

  • A work-based qualification NVQ National Vocational Qualification), assessed in the workplace, demonstrating practical skills linked to the job
  • Functional skills, which show competency in English and maths applied to the workplace
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS); they include creative thinking, independent enquiry, reflective learner, effective participator, self management and team working.

Qualification

In the workplace, candidates must complete a work-related qualification based the following units The NVQ consists of a credit value. A total of 58 credits must be achieved to complete this award.

Mandatory units- 21 credits

  • Promote additional services or products to customers
  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques

Optional units – min 37 must be achieved

  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Provide colour correction services
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively dress long hair
  • Develop and enhance creative hairdressing skills
  • Create a variety of permed effects
  • Provide creative hair extension services
  • Provide specialist consultation services for hair and scalp conditions (must be taken with UN4GH25)
  • Provide hair and scalp treatments (must be taken with UN4GH24)
  • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
  • Support customer service improvements
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must be aged 16 or over. They must be employed in a business setting for a minimum of 30 hours a week (including work and College). Ideally applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths, English, ICT or science. All applicants will be individually interviewed and assessed.


What can I do if I complete this course?

After you have successfully completed this course and gained the relevant experience you could progress into a senior role in the workplace such as a salon supervisor /manager or progress with other career aims e.g. own your own business or become a trainer or Assessor in your industry.


Duration

12-16 months.
Last modified on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 14:28

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