NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing Course in Bolton

For those who currently have experience in the hairdressing industry, or have graduated from their NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing and are looking to upgrade their skills, our NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing qualification could be the answer.

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  • Course overview

    Our fast-track NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing Diploma prepares you for the realities of being a senior stylist, in a third of the time. Designed for learners who are looking to expand on their current hairdressing knowledge, introducing them to a variety of new technical skills. You must be over the age of 16 to enrol.

    Your professional tutors will regularly assess your progress on the course, providing a personal appraisal at the end of every stage or module. This is to make sure you are progressing on the course and achieving the learning goals required by the centre.

    Due to the fast-track nature of the course, you must complete it in its entirety with no breaks or holidays other than over the Christmas period when the Bolton-based centre closes. This is to ensure you achieve your potential as soon as possible.

    Important information

    Must have completed NVQ level 3 Hairdressing
    Fast track 20-week course
    Uniform provided
    No kit but can be provided for an additional cost
    Lifetime access to our learning portal
    Must be over the age of 16
    Compulsory 100% attendance
    Book both NVQ hair courses at checkout and pay £6,798 (saving £500)
    On-site accommodation available
    Hotel accommodation available (low rates)


    Cost of £3,299
    Deposit of £499 is required for one course. Book two courses and pay a deposit of £999
    Finance options available


    Enrol now for an immediate start
    Monday & Tuesday 9am – 5pm (2 days per week)

    Our modules

    • Creatively style and dress hair
    • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
    • Creatively colour and lighten hair
    • Provide client consultation services
    • Hair colour correction services
    • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business

    Our unique extras:

    • One practical days training off site at the Wella Academy*
    • Social media marketing (Instagram, tiktok, facebook)
    • Photography & Video editing
    • Cut mens hairstyles
    • Speedy balayage techniques
    • Creative toning

    *For more information about the Wella Academy and the extra discounted learning available to you once you have enrolled with us, click here.

    Our kit

    A kit is not provided for this course but if you need one please let us know and we can provide one at an additional charge. We can tailor a kit to suit your needs.

    Your future turnover

    We estimate that your potential turnover as a full time working level 3 are…

    ** Some regions will charge more or less, this is RJL’s guide to pricing


    What’s next?

    Once you have completed your course, you will gain a full NVQ Level 3 diploma in Hairdressing. Should you wish to take your education even further, you would then be able to apply for an Assessors A1 (Level 4) or a certificate in Higher Education (Teaching).

    Book both our NVQ Hairdressing courses at the same time when you check out to make a saving of £500.

    This will require a deposit of £499. If you need help funding your course, click here

    Month 1

    You will learn about handling in-depth consultations, asking questions and sharing knowledge with your clients to get them the best result. You will develop understanding about why certain hairstyles may or may not suit a client, taking face shapes, hair growth patterns, eye and skin colours into consideration. You will also learn a variety of colouring and lightening techniques, from foiling techniques to using quasi, demi, and semi-permanent colours while toning hair, and much more. In the NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing Fast Track course, you will practise styling and dressing hair to salon timescales, as well as recapping NVQ level 2 hair cutting techniques.

    When it comes to your theory, you will gain an understanding of the relevant policies and procedures when carrying out consultations, as well as learning about health and safety policies, the science of colouring, and understanding the tools, equipment, products, and techniques used for colouring and lightening services.

    Month 2

    Next, you will learn more complex styling techniques like pin curls, plaits, and finger waves, and practise creating occasion looks on your client’s hair. You will learn a combination of cutting techniques using scissors, razors, clippers and more on both doll heads and clients. You will gain skills in using block colouring, slicing, weaving, and back combing. When it comes to theory, you will learn concepts such as understanding the factors that influence creative hair styling, including, equipment, and products used to style, cut, and dress hair.

    Selecting hair dye

    Month 3

    In month 3 you will learn men’s haircuts and styling techniques, using Wella products alongside clippers, scissors, and tapes. You will learn how to undercut, asymmetric cut, and texturise medium and short hair. We will also introduce you to the quickest colouring techniques, such as balayage, root fade, ombré, and baby lights, as well as the best ways to maximise your turnover. You will also join us on an organised trip to the Wella Academy. Your theory lessons will involve business management advice, such as identifying profits against stock, discovering the best ways to promote your business, understanding a variety of different booking systems, and comparing the benefits of employed and self-employed work.

    Demonstrating hair techniques

    Month 4

    You will recap on all the techniques learned so far, as well as focusing on perfecting skills on clients. When it comes to colour correction, you will also identify incorrect colours and how to rectify and neutralise tones. You will gain knowledge of performing chemical and non-chemical straightening services. Your theory modules will consist of understanding undertones when lightening the hair, colour choices, unwanted tones, different number systems and more.

    Month 5

    In your final month you will implement all the practical skills you have learnt whilst also aiming to work to salon timings and guidelines. You will be in a realistic working environment, completing assessments and working on advanced techniques.


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    "Ruby and her team are just brilliant! The courses and tutors are 5*, friendly atmosphere, 100% knowledgeable in their field and training to the highest standard. Whether starting your career from scratch or wanting to build on your skills I would definitely recommend RJL Education."

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    our luxury accommodation

    On the first floor of our education centre, we are proud to offer a luxury range of one, two, and three bedroom apartments to our learners. Combining high spec and beautifully designed apartments with a very convenient location, our secure apartments offer our learners the chance to live on-site as they complete their courses. Find out more about our accommodation options now.


    NVQ LEVEL 3 Hairdressing

    Qualification Level:
    • Level 3
    • No kit, but can be provided at additional cost
    Course Length:
    • 5 Months (22 weeks)
    Course Days Of The Week:
    • Monday & Tuesday 9am - 5pm
    Enrolling For:
    • January 2023
    • 100% attendance compulsory
    Vctc Registration Fee:
    • £100
    Multi Buy Saving:
    • Save £500 when you book both Level 2 & 3 courses at checkout - requires a £999 deposit