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Advanced and Creative Hair and Barbering Professional Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Develop your professional and specialist skills in hairdressing or barbering to become a Lead or Senior Stylist, through the study of creativity and development of advanced hairdressing or barbering skills. As a Lead or Senior Stylist, you will be repsonsible for customer satisfaction and maintaining a clientele for the business.


What Does The Programme Include

You will be employed as an apprentice for at least 30 hours a week. You will have a workplace mentor or supervisor who will be responcible for your training and welfare at work. You will attend college for workshop sessions as required. An assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess your progress against standards and set SMART objectives.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers set their own entry requirements, however, you will typically require 5 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above including English and maths.

Potential Future Career

As a fully competent Lead or Senior Stylist in a Hairdresser’s or Baber Shop, you can further your progression by undertaking additional qualifications or open your own salon. 

Course Content

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Researches fashion forward trends.
  • Create a collection of hairstyle looks.
  • Present a collection of hair looks.
  • Sectioning and cutting guidelines.
  • Precision and personalised cutting techniques.
  • Creative colour conversion.
  • Advanced colour conversion (correction).
  • Client Consultation


  • Facilities safe working practices: ensures safety of self and others, challenges safety issues.
  • Problem solving: works to identify and ensure root causes are resolved, demostrating a tenacious approach.
  • Flexible and adaptable: flexbility to changing working environment and demands.
  • Demonstrates and encourages curiosity to foster new ways of thinking and working.
  • Creativity: demostrates individual flair and imagination using fashion forward trends in hair and approaches to their work.
  • Professional Development: promote own professional development, embraces continual development and improvement.


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