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Hairdressing Level 3

Programme Description



An ideal opportunity to develop your creativity and challenge your skills. This is a highly practical course with the emphasis on developing skills through continuous training and assessment.  Students attend timetabled salon and classroom sessions on the following topics: 

  • Health & Safety 
  • Consultation support 
  • Style and Dress Hair 
  • Cut Women’s Hair 
  • Colour Hair to Create a Variety of Looks 
  • Promote Products and Services 
  • Bridal Hair 
  • Hair Colour Correction 

Programme Features



Our hair and beauty salons are specifically designed for training purposes and have all the latest equipment and resources. Candidates will need to be highly motivated and be willing to work as part of a team. As a department we are keen to encourage students to reach their full potential by participating in both in- house and national competitions.  We also run enrichment days to include affinage colouring, ear piercing, gel nail polish and hair extensions and theatrical make-up. You will also have the opportunity to attend trade shows, seminars, workshops as well as organised sector related trips.


Progression & Employment



You will cover the skills needed for a particular specialism or technique. These include things like cutting hair, styling and dressing hair, colouring and colour correction

  • Salons
  • Theatre & Film
  • Self Employed
  • Hotels and Spas 
  • Cruise ships
  • Assessing 

Programme Content



You learn with your assessor through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments. You'll have access to a realistic hairdressing environment where you'll practice and demonstrate your skills.

The course units are listed in the programme description. Each unit contains an element of both theory and practical work. There will also be integrated numeracy and literacy work within the units as learners will be expected to carry out an essential skill in both these topics.


Programme Assessment



Practical work will be assessed using observation methods and product evidence. The theory work will be assessed with an online multiple choice exam. 


Programme Entry Requirements



5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, which includes either English Language or Welsh (1st Language) and Maths, or L2 Diploma. Learners with prior relevant industry experience will also be considered

All learners will follow a Skills Pathway in which they will develop their literacy and numeracy skills for employment. Students who do not yet have the necessary GCSE grades at C or above will have additional teaching and support to study for either GCSE or Essential Skills Qualifications depending on prior GCSE grades.


Additional Costs



A specialist Level 3 Hairdressing kit in the region of £140.

Uniform in the region of £80.

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45.00 pr