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Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies

You'll be building on the skills you gained at level 2 on this course, including cutting, colouring, styling and how to promote products in the salon.

This course is essential for those who would like a career in salon management. You'll be learning your skills in our industry standard commercial salon, The Lounge.

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 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. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

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, students 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

Students will also have the opportunity to develop their 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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