Level 3 NVQ in Hairdressing Course

Level 3 NVQ in hairdressing is designed for students looking to progress further with an advanced qualification in cutting, colour, styling and management knowledge. 

The course is divided into 9 modules covering all of the necessary units to provide the student with advanced hairdressing capabilities. The tutor will guide and mentor students throughout the course and offer support and guidance that will enable their confidence to grow. 

Tutors will also assess student’s progress at regular intervals along the way by providing 1 to 1 appraisals and progress reviews. Target setting and regular monitoring ensures that the student is always on track and achieving the set learning goals by The Boathouse Academy.

New term starting: January 2021

Duration: 20 weeks

Venue: The Boathouse Academy, Chatham

When: Students will attend for one day a week. Classes run from 9.00 am to 7.30 pm. 

Course Kit

All students are required to bring their kit to every class. These kits can be ordered directly by us or may be sourced by the students themselves.

  • Pin tail Comb
  • Cutting comb
  • Cutting Scissors
  • Paddle Brush
  • Selection of round brushes
  • Curling tong
  • Hair straighteners
  • Sectioning clips
  • Apron
  • Cutting Collar
  • Hair dryer with nozzle and diffuser attachments
  • Tripod floor stand for the blocks ( to be used both in class and at home )
  • 2x Model block heads of at least 22 inch in hair length. These must be 100 % human hair and not synthetic.


  • Promote additional services or products to customers.
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risk to health and safety
  • Cutting using basic techniques
  • Change hair colour
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Set and dress hair
  • Style and finish hair
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organization

You will be formally assessed throughout your course and your knowledge will be tested throughout by exams, practical, oral questioning and assignments.


Level 3 Course Fees

Private tuition fee – £2800

We offer competitive rates that are available to be paid by installments to allow all aspiring Hair Stylists the opportunity to start a career in Hairdressing. 

Registration Fee £150.00

All students are required to pay a registration fee before the course commencement date. This fee covers the following:

  • Exam board enrolment
  • Logbooks
  • Folders
  • Uniform