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VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Sector: Hairdressing and Barbering Category: Barbering
VTCT Product Code:AH30150 GLH: 439 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/7389/8/ Units: 8 – 14 Registration End Date:

31st Dec 2023

Level: 3 Minimum Credits:58

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is an occupational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s lead hairdressing professional association (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a senior hairdresser/stylist. Learners should hold a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing prior to undertaking this qualification.

Why is this qualification most suitable?

This qualification forms part of a suite of hairdressing qualifications. This qualification is of similar size to the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become senior hairdressers/stylists, this qualification requires learners to work in a
commercial hairdressing salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times. In contrast, the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing and VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies can be achieved through gathering evidence in a
college’s realistic working environment without the necessity for real paying clients.

Hence, the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is for learners seeking to work in, anddevelop their skills in a commercial setting, and can only be delivered by colleges that have, or have access to a ‘real’ salon, and not a realistic working environment

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, builds on existing knowledge and understanding of hairdressing and will develop an enhanced repertoire of technicalskills to prepare learners for employment as a senior hairdresser/stylist. Learners will work in, and
have their hairdressing skills assessed in a ‘real’ commercial salon.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as an advanced hairdresser/stylist including: health and safety; client consultation; advanced cutting and; selling products and services to clients These units are all mandatory units is presented in the learner Record of Assessment book (RoA) (specification). This qualification’s structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a senior hairdresser/stylist.

What could this qualification lead to?

Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council.

Career opportunities as a junior men’s hairdresser exist in a variety of contexts, including:

– Commercial salons
– Specialist African type hair salons
– Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
– Product manufacturing and training
– Television, film, theatre and media
– Armed services
– HM prison service
– Cruise liners