Hair and Beauty

Diploma in Hairdressing, Level 3

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

However, if you’re an adult aged over 19, why not consider one of our part-time courses?

Course overview

Whether you are looking to become are a senior stylist or hair technician, or dream of owning your own salon, our Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing builds on the knowledge and skills you have gained from the Level 2 course to give you a deeper insight into the industry.

Our course will help you develop your own individual style and give you the opportunity to experiment with cuts, colours and techniques. You can let your creativity run wild! Our on-site salons, Fountains and Fusion, are open to the public and will also enable you to gain real world work experience by working on paying clients.

As well as styling and dressing hair, you will learn how to promote products, undertake colour correction, and provide a client consultation service. You will also learn how to improve customer service and contribute to the financial effectiveness of a business. We even offer you the chance to take a business start-up course! Perfect if you are thinking of setting up your own salon or becoming a mobile stylist.

Compulsory work experience hours within the course provides opportunities to gain valuable experience working in a business outside of the College environment. You will have the opportunity to visit exhibitions, including Salon International, and participate in shows and events at the College.

Please note that for all hair and beauty courses it is a mandatory requirement to wear uniform.

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds. However, if you’re an adult, why not consider our part-time option.

Entry requirements

Relevant level 2 qualification plus GCSE English and maths grade 4 (C) or equivalent. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Health and Safety in the Salon Setting
- Blow-drying and Finishing Services
- Hair Colouring Services and Colour Correction
- Hair Cutting Services
- Hairdressing Consultation
- Planning and Implementing Promotions
- Creatively to Blow-dry, Colouring and Cutting

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed an ongoing basis at the end of each unit. You will create a portfolio of your work, answer written questions and complete assignments.

What can I do next

With a Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing, you can become a specialist hairstylist or consultant. Hairdressing is an exciting business and there will be many options open to you in the fashion, beauty, film and theatre industries. With hard work and dedication, who knows, you might even become the next celebrity stylist.

You will also be open to a range of careers including (but not limited to):
- Junior/ Senior Hair Stylist
- Hairdresser
- Salon Manager
- Cruise Line Stylist
- Bridal Hair Stylist
- Colour Specialist
- Freelance/Self employed