Women’s Hairdressing (Level 3)

Women’s Hairdressing (Level 3)

Subject Area: Hairdressing & Barbering


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 152704
  • Entry Requirements

    Level 2 Hairdressing qualification at Merit level including English and/or maths at grade 4 (C)or above (or equivalent).

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    This study programme will enable you to develop skills in hairdressing alongside English, maths, and work experience in local hairdressing salons. You will additionally have weekly sessions to improve your employability skills and personal development while at college.

    This study programme will extend your hairdressing skills, including establishing a client base and allow you to develop specialised techniques. You will develop and enhance your hairdressing by learning how to carry out hairdressing consultations, cut hair using a combination of techniques, creatively colour and lighten hair, creatively style and dress hair, and colour correction services. Optional units are available in cutting men’s hair using basic techniques, creative hair extension services, smoothing and straightening systems, hair-relaxing services, creating a variety of perming effects, specialist hair and scalp treatments, and creative hair design skills.

    Your lessons will be taught in a number of different ways including: demonstrations, theoretical delivery, and completing a range of assessments on clients and models. You will build your confidence and skills in a constantly growing hair industry. To gain this qualification, students will successfully achieve one externally-set synoptic examination, and one externally-set synoptic practical examination and optional unit assessment.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    This study programme gives you the opportunity to train as a stylist in our modern commercial salons at ‘The Zone’. You will improve your current skills and developing advanced hairdressing services in a dynamic and innovative way, by working on paying customers.

    Core Skills Covered: Creativity | Financial | Estimating | Interpersonal Skills | Customer Service | Attention to Detail

    Next Steps

    You can progress into a range of hairdressing roles within the industry, such as a stylist. Further opportunities could occur as a private educator and assessor, training academy employee, manager, or salon owner.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    Approximately £175 for uniform/kit and £40 for trips/materials.

    Jess - Level 3 Hairdressing

    Jess said: “I have enjoyed my level 3 Hairdressing course. I have learnt many new things and so much more in-depth of things we have already learned in the previous years. This course is also very helpful with information about opening up your own business or freelance, for example Health and Safety, Insurance, Marketing and many more. I am now working in a hairdressing salon.