Level 3 Apprenticeship in Advanced and Creative Hair Professional

Course description

This is a job-ready qualification, based on National Occupational Standards (NOS), which will provide the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work competently as a hairdresser. It also provides a sound platform into further training at Level 4 Salon Management.

The Level 3 Diploma in Advanced and Creative Professional is a newly created qualification based on employer needs and has been designed by employers.

You will learn creative restyles, styling and dressing skills, colour corrective services and hair smoothing and strengthening systems. You will also be able to carry out advanced consultations with clients, demonstrate a high level of professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with your role and be able to assist and supervise others and liaise with management.

Taught by IBHA's excellent tutors, and with the support of your salon mentor in a real working environment, you will obtain a high degree of commerciality and skills which will increase your employability. Students of this course can to go on to further study in hairdressing.


Entry requirements

Applicants need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week within a hair salon and must be 16 or over. We work with a number of employers within the industry and can help you to find a placement if required. On application you will be invited for an interview.

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Course type
You will either attend on day release from your employer or our Tutor will attend your place of employment for your training and development for the duration of the 1 year apprenticeship. 

Find out more

Whether you are new to the industry or already have basic beauty knowledge, this course is ideal for anyone who wants to offer a comprehensive range of hairdressing services, working in a salon.

  • You will learn

  • Fees

  • How to apply

  • Creative restyles
  • Creative styling and dressing of the hair
  • Colour correction services
  • Smoothing and strengthening systems
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • Commercialism and professionalism working in the hairdressing related industries

All training and course materials free of charge to the learner as a government-funded scheme. Some fees may be applicable for the employer, depending on the age of the learner and size of the business. 

Awarding Body registration and Examination fees included. 

Kit required - uniform (provided by your employer). 

If you have decided you would like to apply for an apprenticeship position, and are not already employed within a salon or spa, please send us a copy of your CV. You can also check for vacancies on Indeed.co.uk or on the government's national apprenticeship website.

If you are already employed within a salon or spa, please ask your employer to contact us.  

To talk through your options, meet the tutors and have a look around the academy, please arrange an appointment with us. 

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What our graduates say

"I’ve recently finished my Level 3 Beauty Therapy apprenticeship and I couldn’t recommend IBHA enough! All the staff are lovely and they're always at the end of the phone if you need support with anything. They have so many additional courses that all the students have the opportunity to take. Jodi and Julie have been amazing and have helped me so much with my self confidence whilst performing a treatment and talking to clients." May 2018