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City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

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The Level 3 hairdressing course will teach you advance elements that are required to help you become a hair stylist so that you can progress to further levels or employment within the hairdressing industry. Training takes place in our on-site salon, Salon HQ which will give your the opportunity to gain valuable work experience whilst you learn.

What will I study?

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon 
  • Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues
  • Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks
  • Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques 
  • Colour hair to create a variety of looks
  • Creative hairdressing design skills
  • Perm hair to create a variety of looks
  • Colour correction

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • 19+

What are the entry requirements?

  • Up to five GCSEs grades A*-C or an equivalent qualification at Level 2
  • Personal commitment and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Working towards or have achieved Level 2 in English and maths
  • Gained a qualification in Level 2 Hairdressing

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course to check on your progress in a variety of ways. This includes observations, oral questions and online tests.

What could I progress to?

After you have achieved the Level 3 Hairdressing qualification, you could progress to:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Foundation Degree
  • Higher Degree
  • Employment 

When does the course start?

September 2021

What is a Study Programme?

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24, declare a disability and have an EHC Plan this course will form part of your study programme.

The programme also includes:

  • English & Maths
  • Citizenship & Employability
  • Work Experience or Placement
  • Enrichment
  • 1-to-1 Personal Tutor Sessions

Find out more about Study Programme

How much will the course cost?

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 for those who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan).

For people aged 19+ the course fee is £3345*. You may be eligible for fee remission. See Money Matters for details.

You may be eligible to receive a Student Loan for this course. Find out about the 24+ Learning Loan

*Fee quoted is for September 2020.