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Level 3 in Hairdressing

This course has been designed for experienced learners or those with a Level 2 Hairdressing qualification for a career within an exciting customer focused Hairdressing profession.

This course includes all aspects of advanced practical hairdressing services. The theoretical underpinning knowledge will equip you for employment in all areas of the profession. The course is also aimed at stylists, technicians & salon managers.

What Will I Learn?

The qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as an advanced hairdresser/stylist including: health and safety; client consultation; advanced cutting; styling; colouring techniques and selling products and services to clients

These units are all mandatory. Learners will further develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: hair colour correction and bridal hairstyling You will study: the creative art of cutting women’s hair, the artistic skill of colouring, imaginative dexterity of styling and dressing hair, and how to provide effective consultation support for colleagues. To develop your skills further you will also be given the opportunity to study bridal hairstyling and also the technical colour correction unit.

Entry Requirements

You will require a Level 2 Hairdressing Diploma or equivalent as well as a reference from an employer and/or previous tutor. You may also be asked to complete a practical skills task.

We are looking for learners with a passion for the Hairdressing industry. You will be invited to participate in pre-course guidance activities which will include a course presentation. Relevant uniform and equipment is needed for this course; a full list will be provided. You may be invited to demonstrate your practical skills and flair to ensure progression from L2 to L3 is the correct path for you and your career aspirations.


You will be assessed via a range of methods which include continual assessment, through observation of your practical work, the completion of an on-line portfolio, theoretical evidence and assignment work. There are external on-line examinations and Essential Skills portfolios.

Career Progression

On successful completion of this programme you could seek employment as a stylist, educator for manufacturers, demonstrator, exhibitions and TV work, specialist hair colourists or technicians.

Further Notes

Purchase of Equipment and Kit is required for this course (Compulsory Cost - Uniform - £22). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.

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Course Details
Level:Level 3
Mode:Full Time
Start Date:02/09/2024
Course Code:7BF301AA
FT Registration Fee: £15

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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