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Elements Hair Salon at Andover College

Advanced and Creative Hair Professional – Level 3 Apprenticeship


Level 3

Type of study





12-18 months

Advanced and Creative Hair Professionals are creative, passionate, and driven professionals who work without supervision, managing themselves and others when required. They provide a quality service, whilst working to the highest standards and continuously developing their personal and professional skills. They are highly skilled and experienced individual professionals who deliver hair fashion forward trends, which are innovative styles inspired by current images and their own creativity, individual flair, imagination and interpretation.

Hair professional or equivalent qualification. Five GCSEs at 9–3/A*–D (Including English and Maths).


An advanced and Creative Hair professional would use fashion forward trends in hair, creative and precision techniques to create a collection of hairstyle looks. They would provide smoothing and strengthening, and advanced creative colour conversion services, whilst maintaining effective and safe methods of working when applying products, tools and equipment to client’s hair.

You will attend College on a day-release basis during term-time for the duration of your programme with us, to gain knowledge and develop some practical skills.


Apprentices must meet the knowledge, skills, and behaviours as defined within the standard. All apprentices must take an independent assessment at the end of their training to assess their ability and competence in their job role.