What is the course about?
The level 3 Diploma in hairdressing is designed for hairdressers already working in the industry, or those who would like to refresh their skills after taking a break. You will improve your knowledge and practical understanding of hairdressing and build on the skills you already have. This course will also develop your communication skills and professionalism. Working on paying models you will be encouraged to develop your own creative practice.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This advanced course is for learners with Level 2 (or equivalent level of experience) in hairdressing. Acceptance onto the course is through application and interview only. Ideally you will have a placement in a salon or have work experience in the industry. You will have, or be working towards a level 2 in English.
What topics does the course cover?
Advanced cutting, styling and colouring techniques will be explored, and combined, to give you the skills to create different hairstyles for different client needs and different occasions. Practice in a salon, health and safety and customer consultation will be developed from level 2. You will work on paying models and will be encouraged to develop your own working practice and skills..
How will I be taught and assessed?
Your tutor will give seminars, practical demonstrations, as well as take you on visits. You will work on clients to improve and extend your knowledge and skills. There will be continuous assessment by observation on paying clients, formal and informal online tests, written assignments and tests, as well as building up a portfolio of your work.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
General products and equipment are supplied by the college. You will need to have or purchase your own combs, scissors, pens and folders.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
You will have the skills necessary to work as a hairdresser for women. You will have experience in different cutting, styling and colouring techniques, being able to combine techniques to create advanced styles. You will have budgeting and planning knowledge, and the skills to work in a salon or become self-employed.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
This course gives you advanced skills which will enable you to consider working in the Hairdressing industry, in a hair salon in various areas such as the high street, cruise ships or department stores. Alternatively, you will have the skills to set up as a self-employed hairdresser..