Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

Face to face classroom courses back up and running with covid secure procedures in place

Don't show this message again

Assessing Qualification for Hairdressers

Hairdressing academies and colleges will require prospective employees to hold a Level 3 assessing qualification. This will enable you to observe trainee hairdressers in their role and sign off practical activities and written work within their portfolios.

This course is also suitable if you would like to be responsible for mentoring trainee’s within your salon or if you are thinking about setting up a new training academy.

The full course information can be found here.


The course requires two classroom days of attendance. Here the theoretical unit is completed with your teacher and simulation assessments are carried out through watching video footage.

After the classroom days candidates perform a total of eight assessments on two different learners. These don’t have to be NVQ students and can just be staff members within a salon.

Finally one of the Train Aid team will schedule a visit to observe you carrying out an assessment on one of your learners. Once all eight assessments are complete you will receive the nationally recognised Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement qualification.

Can you not get the time off work? Don't worry we also have a distance learning course.

Order Learning Materials Looking for an in-house course for your organisation?

This course contains an e-learning element. You will be required to complete this before receiving your certificate.