Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

The NVQ Diploma is mainly assessed in the workplace. You will attend Farnborough College of Technology once a week to learn the underpinning knowledge and develop your skills.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

The programme covers a range of hairdressing skills (more advanced and fashion related techniques) and salon duties and includes the following four components:

1. NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Level 3) - optional units to meet business needs

Mandatory Units:

  • Monitor procedure to safely control work operations
  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques

Optional Group 1:

  • Colour Hair using a variety of techniques
  • Provide colour correction services
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively dress long hair
  • Develop & enhance hairdressing skills

Optional Group 2 (choose 1 unit):

  • Support client service improvements
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

2. Functional Skills: English and Maths Level 2

3. Employment Rights & Responsibilities Workbook

4. Personal Thinking & Learning Skills

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What Next?

Apprenticeships are a proven way of increasing staff retention and productivity. 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce. Apprenticeships enable employers to recruit and train the employees to meet the specific needs of their business.

For more information or to recruit an Apprentice, please contact our
Employer Hotline on 01252 407299.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

This training programme is intended for staff wanting to use their creative flair and progress their hairdressing skills. Apprentices must have previously completed an NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing and be employed in a suitable local Hair Salon for more than 30 hours, working a full column of clients. You will need to have achieved English and Maths at Functional Skills Level 2 or GCSE Grade C/Grade 4. 

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