VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

The purpose of the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing qualification is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be a hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on the Level 3 Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional hair associations (The Hair Council and National Hairdressing Federation) as being fit for purpose to prepare you for a career as a hairdresser/ stylist.    

This qualification covers specific skills necessary to become a senior stylist. The qualification builds on existing knowledge and understanding of hairdressing and develops more detailed and enhanced technical skills necessary for employment. Your skills and techniques will be assessed in a real working environment.

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare you for employment as a senior stylist you may choose to complement your skills base or become a specialist in a particular field of hairdressing by undertaking advanced specialist qualifications at Level 4:

  •  VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management

  • VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Specialist Hair and Scalp Services

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Hair Colour Correction

  • VTCT Level 4 Award in Advanced Hair Styling