Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

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12th August 2021
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NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing

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Course Overview

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Our courses start throughout the year so why wait!

Progress your career in the hairdressing industry with our 6-month adult learning programme

The Learning Curve Group Hair & Beauty Academy is a dynamic and innovative vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing and barbering training at one of our state of the art hairdressing academies in Borehamwood, Camden, Chiswick, Loughton and Croydon. 

With our Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing, you will achieve your qualification attending our academy 2 days a week for six months. 

Each of our Academies is equipped with a state of the art training hairdressing and barbering salon and we offer training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience. Our technical training team are all professional teaching staff from within the industry to ensure that the training reflects current trends and meets the needs of hairdressing salons and barber shops.

This course qualifies for the Advanced Learner Loan.

The team at LCG Hair & Beauty Academy are all really friendly and the training salon is just brilliant – modern and trendy. The entire academy from the training rooms to the salon make you feel comfortable and designed to help me concentrate properly. I always wanted to be a hairdresser and the team found me a salon placement which is brilliant, I am so pleased to be at the LCH Hair & Beauty Academy!

Nicole, Chiswick

Course Details

This is a 6 month programme at one of our 6 academies, where you will come in 2 days a week, either in the day, evenings or weekend.

This qualification will provide you with all the exciting practical skills and knowledge you require to further your career in a salon or as a self-employed hairdresser to progress to the role of a senior stylist. It will build on your existing knowledge and understanding and begin to teach you more detailed technical skills.

You will cover the latest creative styling, cutting and colouring techniques that will allow you to add your personal flair to your work and express yourself as stylist. You will also learn Avant Garde styling, advanced colour correction and styling men's hair.

On completion of your level 3 you will be qualified to become a state registered hairdresser with The Hairdressing Council, and will be able to work in a role as a senior stylist. You may choose to progress on to the NVQ Level 3 Barbering programme where you will have the opportunity to learn advance Barbering techniques, onto a beauty programme or you may wish to pursue a career in teaching and enrol on to the Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.


  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively colour and lighten hair
  • Provide client consultation services
  • Provide colour correction services
  • Cut men's hairstyles

Month One:

You will be inducted to your programme and start to learn creative cutting techniques, including restyling and precision cutting. Your practical zoom sessions will commence.

Month Two:

You will start to learn the fundamentals of advance creative colouring techniques and using a range of colour products to increase your knowledge further.

Month Three:

You will learn complex colour services to include colour change and corrective colour services. You will be introduced to cutting men’s hair using a range of techniques and will also begin working on real clients (lockdown dependent!)

Month Four:

You will continue to develop your advance cutting and styling skills and creative colour techniques. All your skills will be combined, as you practise to perfect each skill and work through theory elements to increase awareness and confidence.

Month Five and Six:

You will now have the opportunity to express your creative skills!
You will learn how to create a themed Avant Garde look incorporating all your skills that you have developed throughout your programme.
During your last 2 months you will gain the assessments you need to complete your qualification. These assessments will be carried out on clients in our state-of-the-art academy salons.
At the end of month 6 you would have achieved all aspects of your level 3 learning journey.

The Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing will be internally and externally assessed using a variety of assessment methods including developing a portfolio of evidence and multiple choice questions.

Courses start throughout the year.


Two days a week for 6 months. Please note times and days may vary in each Academy for this programme so please ensure you check the exact timing for your academy of choice.


The course fee for the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing is £2,787.50 + VAT. Total £3,345.00 All students are required to purchase a uniform and kit costing between £104.00 and £180.00


You may choose to fund your qualification using the Advanced Learner Loan.


During your 6 month programme you will also achieve a Level 1 Certificate in Enterprise skills and Employability. This will teach you key skills that will come in useful when you search for a job, or set up your own business after the course.

You will have the opportunity to develop your maths and English skills. You will be provided with a specialist teacher to teach you the skills required and you will have the opportunity to achieve your Functional Skills qualification.

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