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Hairdressing (Advanced) - Level 3

Overview

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a senior hairdresser/stylist. 

Throughout this qualification, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, provide a range of cutting and colouring services as well as set, dress and finish the hair.

In parallel, you will develop your communication and customer service skills, your awareness of environmental sustainability and your commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.

Problem-solving and research skills will also be developed.

Please note - your timetable will include one late evening per week.


Start dates and fees

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20241677A1122FREEFREE* to £3345.00Apply

* 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.


What will I study?

  • Hairdressing consultation
  • Hair cutting and colouring services
  • Setting and dressing services
  • Colour correction
  • Bridal hair
  • Blow-drying and finishing services

Entry requirements

  • Grade 4 in English, grade 4 in maths,
  • Plus a relevant Level 2 Diploma.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information - admissions@wnc.ac.uk.


Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.


How long is the course?

1 year.


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a mix of externally set, internally graded practical assessments as well as externally marked exams and externally set, internally graded synoptic assessment.


What else can I do?

Study functional skills in English and maths.


What can I progress onto?


Career opportunities


How do I apply?

Apply online

Next steps

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