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Diploma in Women's Hairdressing - Level 3

Overview

During this course you will develop a range of advanced and creative skills including creative colouring, cutting and perming.

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Entry requirements

  • GCSE English Language with at least 4 points (grade C) or equivalent.
  • Plus a Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing and attendance at summer school.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20171 yr(s)1676A1122FREEFREE* to £2583.00Apply online
Sep 20181 yr(s)1676A1122FREEFREE* to £2583.00Apply online

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

How long is the course?

36 weeks.

Location

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by an ongoing theory and practical assessment that will be carried out on paying clients within the commercial salon. Collating and presenting an evidence portfolio, you will also be assessed through exams set by the awarding body. All practical assessments are graded pass, merit and distinction.

What does the course lead to?

Career options following the completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing include:

  • Senior stylist
  • Colour technician
  • Self-employed stylist
  • Salon manager
  • Stylist on board a cruise ship

What will I study?

  • Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks
  • Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
  • Colour hair to create a variety of looks
  • Creative hairdressing design skills
  • Perm hair to create a variety of looks
  • Hair colour correction
  • Salon reception duties 

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What else can I do?

Study functional skills in English and maths.

What can I go on to study?

How do I apply?

Apply online

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

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