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Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies

This course is essential for those who would like a successful career in salon management, enabling you to build upon the skills and knowledge you have previously gained at level 2.

You will explore salon management, advance your cutting, colouring and styling skills and learn how to provide a first-class salon experience.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Blow-drying and finishing services
  • Hair colouring services
  • Hair cutting services
  • Hairdressing consultation
  • Setting and dressing services
  • Colour correction services

How is it assessed?

An assessment will take place at the end of the course which will combine what you have learned from different parts of the course. Practice assessments will take place throughout the year.

You are also required to build a portfolio of evidence to support what has been carried out over the period of your course.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have successfully completed your level 2 qualification in hairdressing, as well as having a GCSE at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) or above in English and maths.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. As part of your study programme, you will work towards achieving your qualifications in English and maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Students who complete this course are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.

As a senior hairdresser/stylist, you could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

  • Commercial hair salons
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
  • Product manufacturing and training
  • Television, film, theatre and media
  • Cruise liners
  • Hospitals/care homes
  • Armed services
  • HM Prison Service

You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills further by undertaking specialist qualifications at level 4, in one or more of the following areas:

  • Salon management
  • Hair colour correction
  • Specialist hair and scalp services
  • Advanced hair styling

Additional Information

As part of this programme you are required to wear a uniform (tunic), which will be worn with black trousers or a skirt and a full black shoe. There is also a kit required to complete your assessments which can be purchased from a recommended supplier. You may be eligible for a bursary to cover these costs.

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