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Diploma in Hairdressing NVQ Level 3


The NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing also allows you to work in industry which is ever changing and will help you to maintain or develop your skills to a high standard.


The underpinning knowledge and functional Skills are delivered along with the NVQ practical delivery in the college commercial salon. The commercial salon is used to assess practical competence.

Courses are available on both a full time, part time or apprenticeship based options. The best option for you will be identified and discussed within your interview.

There is also an opportunity to link in previous qualifications recognised with prior learning achievements.

Course content section

Continuing into this exciting and creative world, this course is designed to give you the skill and knowledge of a professional stylist. The course is broken down into mandatory units which will make up the core aspects of your qualification. The following units will be covered:

Entry Requirements

You will hold a qualification in Level 2 Hairdressing.

We welcome applications from adults as well as young people.


Learners will be assessed against the awarding body criteria; this will include a variety of assessment methods such as online tests and oral questioning which will demonstrate your underpinning knowledge. Practical assessments will be performed on clients within commercial salon; this will require you to meet minimum standards and commercial acceptable timings set by the awarding body. Homework such as written assignments and research activities will also be set to enhance your development and learning.

Future Opportunities.

Upon successful completion you will be encouraged to progress onto a higher level qualification such as HNC in hair and beauty studies.

Further Information

Recognising your success within Picassos we hold a Student of the Year Awards ceremony where we celebrate each and every one of our learners’ achievements and outstanding performances. This is a wonderful celebration to be shared with your family and friends.

Picassos offers many learner enrichments opportunities within the Hair, Beauty, Nails and Barbering industry. Some of these opportunities include the Picassos annual fashion show which enables unit observations, developing your creative flair and building your portfolio of skills for future employment. Picassos also participate in Match Fit competitions leading on to World Skills Competition.  Ensuring Picassos is at the cutting edge meeting industry demands we have built strong employment links with various leading companies such as Steiner, Dermalogica, Wella, Silky, Shared Beauty Secrets and Airbase to name but a few. Regular demonstrations, recruiting days and additional training are provided in-house for you by these amazing companies.

Recognising the importance of supporting charities Picassos is delighted to run a wide variety of fundraising events throughout the year. In the past these charities have included Children in Need, Bliss for Babies, Wakefield Hospice to name but a few.

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