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Advanced and Creative Hair Professional

Here you will find all the relevant documentation that is specific to this standard.


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Advanced and Creative Hairdressing qualification has been developed through the hairdressing sector ‘Trailblazers’ apprenticeship employer group.

The qualification provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work creatively as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser. This qualification is aimed at those learners who hold a recognised Level 2 or equivalent hairdressing qualification.

The qualification is an optional supporting qualification for the Advanced and Creative Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard. The completion of this qualification will support the learner’s journey in preparation for the End-point Assessment.


Advanced and Creative Hair Professionals are creative, passionate, and driven professionals who work without supervision, managing themselves and others when required. Learners will provide a quality service, whilst working to the highest standards and continuously developing their personal and professional skills. Learners take ownership of their work and client lists, accept responsibility, are proactive, flexible and adaptable, plan their work and time; they aim for excellence by taking exceptional pride in their work and industry. Learners will deliver hair fashion-forward trends, which are innovative styles inspired by current images and their own creativity, individual flair, imagination and interpretation.