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Women’s Hairdressing Diploma level 3 – C7412

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Course Overview

Our part time evening Hairdressing Diploma level 3 course aims to provide you with a range of specialist practical skills and technical knowledge which will equip you to gain employment or further training within the hairdressing industry. This course has been built to develop your skills further after completing the level 2 course.

If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a full time study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

This course covers the following units:
1.Hairdressing consultation services
2.Cutting hair using advanced techniques
3.Creatively colour and lighten hair
4Creatively style and dress the hair
5.Hair colour correction services
6.Creative hair design skills/ Competition work
7.Employer involvement skills (for 16-19 year old’s)
These units will be demonstrated to you during the evening, and allow you to practice skills in preparation for assessments.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. A full level two qualification in hairdressing is essential to gain access on to the course.
Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

How you will be assessed

You will complete regular assessments on each unit delivered and give you the opportunity to showcase the selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories, and knowledge required to pass the course. There are Formative (practice assessments) and Summative (final assessments), which you be work towards completing.
All of the practical skills assessed are graded pass, merit and distinction.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £3345.00

Additional Costs

Uniform costs: £20.00
Kit costs: £TBC
Costs are subject to change

A bursary fund is also available, details are on the college website.

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer that you have the skills and knowledge of health and safety, customer service and that you have the necessary advanced cutting, styling, colouring and colour correction skills necessary to be employed as a senior stylist.
This qualification could lead to a job as a hairdresser working in a hair salon, spa, cruise ship or hotel salon. You could progress onto a level 4 qualification in advanced techniques or salon management.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @ 16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.

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