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Hairdressing Level 3

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: Level 2 Hairdressing qualification, plus a paper assessment, Trade test, good attendance and positive reference are required.

What will I learn?

Over the duration of the course you will learn more advanced cutting and styling techniques to produce magnificent end results. Our industry professional tutors will teach you in our fully-equipped, commercial salon, giving you a mix of theory and practical sessions. Along with advanced hairdressing techniques you will also develop your interpersonal skills and, at times, be responsible for running reception, being the salon manager and improving customer experience.

You will cover a range of topics including:

  • Advanced cutting and colouring
  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Promote additional services or products to customers
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Provide colour correction services
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively dress long hair
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

This course is perfect if you have completed the Level 2 Hairdressing course and you are looking to learn more about the technical side of the industry.

Your practical skills will be assessed through observation and feedback while you work on paying clients in the salon. Theory knowledge will be assessed through a variety of assessments such as written assignments, presentations and exams. You will also build a portfolio of your work, which will be assessed, and that you can use to support your search for employment.

What could I progress on to?

After completing the course you may progress onto other commercial qualifications such as Beauty or Barbering to enhance your employability skills and extend the range of services you can offer.

You may wish to start your career in the industry and work as a salon employed stylist, a self-employed stylist, work towards becoming a salon owner, a sales rep, work as an events stylist, go into teaching or further study at university.

You will be required to wear a uniform and purchase your own kit for the year which will cost approximately £140. You will also have the opportunity to visit professional shows, training days and conferences which may incur additional costs.

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 3742
    Course name Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Full Cost Fees £3,010.00
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)

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