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Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 3
Various start dates from May 2023

  • Overview of the course

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    Our Apprenticeship programme will give you vital experience, learning from real life situations with the guidance of industry professionals. Through this course you will gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in your chosen career.
    This Apprenticeship will enable you to gain the knowledge required to further your skills as a qualified hairdresser and to work as an employee within a hairdressing salon, this course is a great way to further your skills and gain a recognised level 3 qualification whilst also earning a salary.

    This a qualification designed for learners who are at least 18 years old and who wish to further their skills and knowledge needed to continue work as a Hairdresser. Learners wishing to complete these qualifications will be doing so as an employed apprentice in a real work environment, the qualification is 12 months.
  • Vacancies

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    We have no live vacancies at the moment
    You can also find your own employer. If you already have an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice, then click the yellow 'Express an Interest' button and we will ask for the employer details as part of the request
  • What you'll learn

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    The Apprenticeship consists of around 30 hours in a salon and one day in College per week.

    Mandatory units include:
    • Colour correction
    • Advance cutting/Restyling
    • Styling - Conventional and non conventional
    • Consultation

    You must create a full collection.

    You will be trained and assessed in theory and practical skills, with the majority of training taking place ‘on the job’.

    A full level 2 hairdressing qualification (preferably a standard).
    • A successful interview with a salon accepting a Level 3 Apprenticeship programme.
    • Minimum of level 4 GCSE's or equivalent in maths and English, assessed via a College in-house assessment (BKSB).

    You will also be required to attend College one day per week.
  • Entry requirements

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    Apprentices without Level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to the end point assessment
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be assessed throughout your learning programme by:
    • A mixture of formal tests
    • Workplace observations
    • Portfolio building
    • Self-assessment.

    All Learners will complete an Individual Learning Plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can Apply for this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Please be aware that when a member of staff calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Future opportunities

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    On successful completion of this Apprenticeship following the qualification, you could work as:

    • A fully-trained Hairdresser where you could earn between £20,000 -£25,000 a year (depending on experience).
    • A Salon Manager, earning between £25,000- £30,000 a year.
    • A Self-employed hairdresser, that can potentially earn up to £45,000 a year.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel, financial support, and impartial advice and guidance. Throughout your Apprenticeship, you’ll also receive one-to-one support from your dedicated Work Based Tutor, helping you to achieve your ambitions
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a lecture theatre; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.

    You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.

  • How to apply?

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    Click the yellow ‘Apply’ button on this page to express your interest.

    You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account, so that you can track your application. If we dont think you're ready for an Apprenticeship yet, we'll recommend a relevant Study Programme that could eventually lead to the Apprenticeship you're interested in.

    If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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    09:00 - 16:30
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  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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