VTCT-accredited hairdressing & barbering NVQ courses in Leeds
AH30150 - Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF) from VTCT is an advanced qualification based on National Occupational Standards (NOS), which will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as an advanced hairdresser. Throughout this qualification you will monitor procedures to safely control work operations, provide hairdressing consultation services, creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques and promote additional services or products to clients.

If you already hold hairdressing/barbering qualifications or you have experience of working in the industry, 
through Recognition of Prior Learning you may not have to complete the full course, 
which will reduce the course length and fees.

Course Details

Course Name
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF)
VTCT Course Code
Qualification number
Minimum Credits
Course Duration
From your first day you have 12 months to complete your course, the number of full days you may take to complete depends from one person to the next, however as a guide this course is usually completed in approximately 60 days (you can learn & train up to 5 days a week).  For more information on duration limits, see our information page.
This course is for people aged 16+;
You will need to have qualified at Level 2 of this qualification to proceed to Level 3 (evidence required);
As with all our courses, a basic literacy & numeracy test may be required.
This is an approved qualification for working as an advanced hairdresser.  It also provides a sound platform for further learning or training, including the following VTCT qualifications:
•  Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF)

Course Structure

Mandatory units: you will need to complete all of the following 4 units

Unit #
Unit Title
Promote additional services or products to customers 
Monitor procedures to safely control work operations  
Provide hairdressing consultation services
Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques 

Optional units (group 1): you will also need to complete at least 4 units from this group, achieving at least 32 credits

Unit #
Unit Title
Colour hair using a variety of techniques
UN3GH18 Provide colour correction services
UN3GH19 Creatively style and dress hair
UN3GH20 Creatively dress long hair
UN3GH21 Develop and enhance creative hairdressing skills
UN3GH22 Create a variety of permed effects
UN3GH23 Provide creative hair extension services
UN4GH24 Provide specialist consultation services for hair and scalp conditions
Provide hair and scalp treatments 

Optional units (group 2): if you select only 4 units from group 1 you will need to complete one of the following

Unit #
Unit Title
Support customer service improvements
Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

The course duration for the above course is approximately 60 days (see below).
Remember: you can attend up to 5 days a week (Tuesday to Saturday, including Thursday evenings).

Course Fees

The fee for this course is £3000 (you can spread the cost) 
this includes:
- VTCT lifetime registration fees
- VTCT certification fees
- up to 4 training heads
- all training materials & IT resources (ipads etc)
- access to printing & scanning equipment
- access to free refreshments whilst training

 1 year's membership to the Hairdressing Council as a State Registered Hairdresser, following completion of your course
 1 WAHL Academy seminar, 'Solid Foundations'

You will need to purchase your own training kit (list will be provided at Induction, most items not required at the outset, and can be purchased as course progresses)

You can pay your course fee in full (and receive free WAHL seminar), or pay an initial deposit* of just £300 and then £40 each time you attend (until the balance is paid) - see our Information page for more details.

Course Duration

The duration of this hairdressing course is equivalent to approximately 70 full-day lessons, the amount of time it will take you to complete your course depends on the frequency of your attendance and the pace at which you learn.

Remember, you can attend up to 5 days a week (Tuesday to Saturday, including Thursday evenings). This flexibility allows you to achieve your qualification like a fast track course but with no additional fees.

  • Not sure if this hairdressing course is for you? We offer Taster Days - sample our courses for 1 day with no obligation.
  • See our Information page for details about course types, accreditation and more.
  • We highly recommend visiting our Academy for a tour of the facilities and an informal chat - call us first to arrange an appointment.
  • If you would like an intensive fast track accredited hairdressing course we offer a One-to-One option.
Next steps:

If you have any questions...
visit our FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
ask us - we'd love to hear from you
If you would like to see more for yourself...
arrange to visit our Academy and see the facilities
arrange a Taster Day to sample the training
If you're ready to start a course...
contact us to arrange a convenient start date


Why Train with LAFHAB?
  • No academic timetable - start when it's convenient for you
  • Flexible learning - study and learn at your own pace, attend when it's convenient for you
  • Convenient training - we're open for training Thursday evenings and saturdays
  • Easy Payments - spread the cost of your hairdressing course with our payment plans
Prices apply from 04/04//2016 
* deposit non-refundable

Leeds Academy For Hairdressing And Barbering (LAFHAB) offers only accredited NVQ hairdressing and barbering courses