Women's Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


College 16-18,Adult

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Hair & Media Make-up

Course Overview

By training in our professional salon and working on real clients, you will gain a range of hairdressing skills and techniques to support you in your career. Specialising in styling and dressing hair, consultation, colour and cutting techniques to an advanced level, you will be ready to work in the industry with confidence.

You will also be monitoring health and safety in the salon and learning how to promote products to help support business practices, which will make you more employable. Additionally, you will learn about creativity and colour correction in this all-round hairdressing qualification.

This programme has specifically been designed around what the industry requires you to need. We have done this by speaking to several employers and getting their opinion on the course and units we offer.

Our Hair Experts work with your very closely to support you every step of the way and also ensure that by the end of the year you are in a career that suits your dream!

Your future is our top priority. Preparing for industry is your top priority. We can work together to ensure your dream is fulfilled!

4 GCSEs at Grade 4 including English and maths.

Successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing.

Successful interview with a Hairdressing Expert.

For this course you must have access to a weekly work placement, whether this is voluntary or a part time job.

The skills you will learn are to qualify you as a hairdresser at Level 3 in the hairdressing industry. It will provide opportunities for you to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a hairdresser.

Whether you choose to go self-employed; mobile or even work abroad. The skills you will learn on this course are essential to any career in the Hair industry you choose.

On this programme you will work alongside extremely professional Hair experts who have trained with Sassoon; Wella; Matrix and gained Master Colour Expert status.

You will enter into various competitions; take part in photoshoots; attend several seminars and trips to Manchester and even London. This year is your time to shine!

Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks
Colour hair to create a variety of looks
Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues
Monitor and maintain Health and Safety practice in the salon
Promote products and services to clients in the salon
Bridal Hair Styling
Hair Colour Correction (Level 4 Unit)

Level 3 Barbering
Level 4 Salon Management
Hairdressing Salons
Freelance Stylist

Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.
Career opportunities as a junior hairdresser/stylist exist in a variety of contexts, including:
Commercial hair salons
Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
Product manufacturing and training
Cruise liners
Salon Management
Teaching in Hairdressing Education
Careers with WELLA

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:
Observed work
Witness statements
Audio-visual media
Evidence of prior learning or attainment
Written questions
Oral questions
Case studies

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

There is a Kit and Uniform that must be purchased within the first 6 weeks of your course. Please discuss this with a Hair and Beauty Expert on your interview.

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