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About the course

The Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing is designed to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to enable you to work in the hairdressing industry. You will learn the creative art of cutting women's hair, the artistic skill of colouring, styling and dressing hair and how to provide effective consultation for clients. You will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety in the hairdressing industry. The qualification will give you the opportunity to develop your practical skills to an advanced level of ability.

Entry requirements

Women's Hairdressing Level 2

How much does it cost?

Free to those aged 16-18. There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

Textbook, USB memory stick, stationery, uniform, kit. Approx cost £150.

Awarding Body

City & Guilds

Why study?

Hairdressing is a dynamic industry with lots of different career opportunities to choose from. Successful people in the industry can take their pick from many top jobs from; preparing models, working on magazines and photo-shoots, in theatre and film, even tending to the rich and famous! The UK hairdressing industry is widely regarded as the best in the world so the opportunities are vast.

Where will this course take me?

Employment at stylist level (most salons would request a skills test as part of the interview process).

You could also progress to the Salon Management course at Levels 3 & 4 

Core modules

  • Health and Safety

  • Client Consultation

  • Style and Dress hair

  • Cut Women’s hair

  • Colour hair to create a variety of looks

  • Colour correction

  • Creative Hair design

  • Cut Men’s hair

How will I be assessed?

You will have a mixture of practical sessions in the salon and classroom-based lessons teaching underpinning knowledge. You will be expected to complete hairdressing/beauty/barbering services on paying clients in the commercial salon.

It is expected that you may need to bring in your own clients for practical assessments. Educational trips will also be available to enhance learning.

You will be assessed through:

  • Online exams
  • Practical observations
  • Assignments

Will I have to provide anything?

Textbook, USB memory stick, stationery, uniform, kit. Approx cost £150.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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