Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Ladies Advanced Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Our Hairdressing Academies in London and Ipswich offer a flexible curriculum for government-funded students, including hands-on creative workshops and demonstrations in our modern, air-conditioned environment. Whether an apprentice is new to the hairdressing world or a qualified hairdresser or barber working towards NVQ Level 3, Alan d Hairdressing Education offers all levels of training.

We have a strong reputation for work-based-learning and have been delivering Government-funded apprenticeship training for more than 25 years. Each time a Level 3 hairdressing apprentice attends the Academy, their progress is reviewed by one of our team who are happy to help with any problems that may affect their learning.

The NVQ Level 3 course is a great way to develop Advanced Apprentice skills further. Concentrating on the creative side of the industry, it covers important units such as the latest cutting and styling techniques, advanced colour theory and practical colouring (including colour correction), conditioning and strengthening treatments with 72Hair. Trend-research in preparation for creating their own collection is also part of this advanced qualification, leading to the final  End-Point-Assessment.

During their time at the Academy, hairdressing apprentices work on live models, dummy heads and take online tests towards the completion of their NVQ. During the course, Advanced hairdressing Apprentices spend 3 days each month at the Academy for the duration of the course. Flexible training days are available on request.

Advanced Hairdressing Course Dates:


January 17 / February 21 / March 28 / May 3
June 6 / July 11 / August 15 / September 19
October 24 / November 28 / December 12

The NVQ Level 3 Qualification can be taken as a hairdressing Apprentice at either of our Hairdressing Academies.

What about other hairdressing Apprenticeship Courses?

If you’re looking for a less advanced hairdressing apprenticeship qualification, take a look at our Level 2 NVQ Diploma.

Employer Information

Terms & Conditions for Enrolment for NVQ Level 3 Ladies Hairdressing

NVQ 3 is fully-funded for those under the age of 19 at the beginning of their course and the employer will receive a grant of £1000 paid in equal amounts after months 4 & 13.

For those over 19 a contribution of 5% of the Government funding available has to be paid, approximately £150, paid monthly by S/O.

The only other cost is the VTCT registration fee, currently £250.

Salon-owners – are you happy with the training your apprentice hairdresser is getting?

We appreciate that finding the perfect apprentice hairdresser is difficult enough and keeping them focused can be even harder.

Are you getting the training support that both you and your apprentice deserve?

Don’t forget, day release options are now available at all our locations. Alan d and VTCT certification is awarded on completion of the course.

If you’re considering transferring training to either our London, Ipswich or Chigwell Training Centres, get in contact today.


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