Hairdressing and Barbering Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Hairdressing and Barbering

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Your Framework(FR03859):

• Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing (City and Guilds)

• Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths

• Level 2 Functional Skills in English

Entry Requirements: A full Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing, a grade D or level 1 Qualification in Maths and in English

Start Date: At any point Attendance: 30 hours of employment per week

 Duration: Normally up to 18 months

Framework Overview

This advanced framework in Hairdressing is for those who have completed their Level 2 and want to enhance their skills and take on a more responsible position at work. You will be employed and have, or be in the process of developing, your own client base. Training will occur both in your workplace and within the College’s realistic working environment. You will be taught at the College by enthusiastic staff, who have a wide range of experience in industry. You will develop advanced technical skills such as creatively Cutting Hair, Colouring Hair using a variety of techniques and Colour Correction and creatively styling and dressing long hair. You will also contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional events. You will be assessed practically in the workplace and in the College salons.

Next Steps

Our most recent destination data shows that 100% of our students that completed this course have remained employed in the hairdressing industry, with one student having found a career with a large cruise ship company.

Student Case Study

Charlotte Jones said: “I have completed both my Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeships in Hairdressing at Suffolk New College and in a salon. Dealing with clients everyday has given me lots of confidence. College was great, the tutors were really helpful and we had the opportunity to attend extra courses to expand our ideas. It was great to meet new people who were in the same situation as me. Having finished my apprenticeship in Level 3, I have now been offered the opportunity to work on a cruise liner and can’t wait to start my new challenge.”


Where an employer has less than 50 employees and is not liable to pay the Apprenticeship Levy, the training for Apprentices that are aged between 16 and 18 is fully funded.  For Apprentices who are aged 19 years or over at the start of their course, a one-off employer contribution fee is required.  (There is an incentive payment of £1,000 available for employers who are not apprenticeship Levy payers and who take on a 16-18 year old apprentice.  This incentive payment is payable as £500 after 3 months and £500 after 12 months).

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this training.

How Do I Apply

To complete an Apprenticeship, the Apprentice must be employed. To view and apply for the College’s live Apprenticeship vacancies, please visit the national apprenticeship website:, or alternatively if you are an employer wishing to employ an Apprentice please get in contact with us on 01473 382464 or email