Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 3

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This programme is ideal for those that are currently in a hairdressing role and looking to further develop their practical skills and knowledge.This apprenticeship builds on skills from the Hair Professional Apprenticeship Level 2.

Course Information

With this apprenticeship, you will acquire the skills needed to become a salon manager or owner. You may have recently completed your Level 2 or been in the industry for a while, either way you will be looking to update your skills. This apprenticeship is focused around employer needs so this qualification will benefit you and the salon that you work in.


Benefits / Skills

  • Monitoring procedures to safely control work operations
  • Promoting additional services or products to customers
  • Providing hairdressing consultation services
  • Using a combination of techniques to creatively cut hair


    You and employers will be able to choose optional units to develop specialist skills applicable to your role.

  • Entry Requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

    Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Career Progression


    As a hairdresser or stylist you will carry our a range of treatments. These treatments include creatively cutting hair, colouring hair, colour correcting hair, creatively styling and dressing hair, creating a variety of permed looks and providing hair extension services.

    Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:

  • Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Level 6
  • Course Details

    Study Type

    Full time

    Course Code


    Course Facts


    Around 260,000 people work in the hairdressing, barbering and beauty industry.

    Extra Curriculum

    92.7% of apprentices who used our recruitment service would recommend it to a friend.

    Labour Market

    Black is the most common hair colour in the world. Red is the rarest at 1% of the population, with blonde being the second with 2% of the population.

    Course FAQs

    Will employers just use me for the jobs they do not want to do?

    No, you may start your apprenticeship completing basic tasks, but the whole point of your apprenticeship is to develop into a well-rounded member of staff. We will meet with your employer every eight weeks to make sure that they are supporting your development.

    Will I earn less money doing an apprenticeship rather than working full-time?

    The apprenticeship national minimum wage is currently £3.90 per hour, however, many employers offer more than this for their positions, as they want to attract high-quality candidates to their company. Every vacancy lists how much the wage is, so be sure to check these carefully to make sure that you are happy with how much the employer is offering.

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