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Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing


This Advanced Apprenticeship programme opens the doorway for Stylists to become Senior Stylists, Managers and Creative Artistic Directors. This Level 3 qualification inspires limitless creativity with advanced skills and techniques, enabling salon teams to meet the most complex needs of their clients.


Invaluable on-the-job training at your place of work with some college based study. This work-based route includes practising and demonstrating a range of skills specialising in the hairdressing industry and requires you to undertake a Work-Based Diploma at Level 2 or 3 alongside Maths and English.  Certain GCSE grades carry exemptions from functional skills.  The Intermediate Apprenticeship qualification is the main starting point for a rewarding and long lasting career in the hairdressing industry.   We tailor our course to the individual needs of the learner and the employer.

Course Themes:

• hairdressing consultation services
• creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
• creative colour and lighten
• colour correction services
• creatively style and dress hair
• develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills

Other options may include men’s cutting, reception (if not selected at Level 2), contribution to the financial effectiveness, provide specialist hair and scalp treatments, contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of promotional activities, creative hair extension services, creative perming and relaxing effects.

Hairdressing is a great career with excellent career prospects to include:

• Stylist, artistic director and manager
• Photographic session work
• Film and television
• Work abroad and on cruise liners

Entry Requirements

Applicants must already have a Level 2 qualification and be in full time employment.

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course students may progress on to teaching qualifications, management practice and advanced techniques or on to Level 4 Awards in Hairdressing and Barbering.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400