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Full Time

Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing VRQ

Women's Hairdressing

2 years

Central Campus


Course summary

This Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing VRQ is an assessment-based qualification for school leavers or adults who wish to pursue a career as an advanced hair stylist. Once qualified you will be able to start work as a fully qualified hair stylist.

Course requirements

You must hold a Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing.

Units covered include:

  • Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Hairdressing Consultation
  • Style and Dress Hair using a variety of techniques
  • Haircutting Services
  • Bridal Hair
  • Colour Correction Services
  • Hair Colouring Services
  • Promote and Sell Products and Services to Clients

There are lots of opportunities to participate in trips to venues including Harry Potter World, Drayton Manor, Blackpool Hair and Beauty competitions, Britain’s Best and Hair and Beauty UK.

Practical elements of the course will be assessed in our state-of-the-art salons on the fifth floor of the college.

Practically you will be assessed based on individual performance throughout the course to a level of competency which consists of formative and summative assessments.

Theory knowledge is assessed via multiple choice online exams and/or assignments and work packs.

All exams are marked externally by the awarding body, and your final grade will be a Pass.

On successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing VRQ, you can progress to Level 4 Salon Management at university, or a Level 4 TAQA Assessors Award. You could also progress to a Level 2 Nails or Level 2 Beauty qualification, or upskill by studying one of our specialised short courses.

Possible career opportunities include advanced hairstylist in hairdressing salons, self-employed mobile hairdressing business, working on cruise liners or in the film and media industry, hair and beauty sales rep, or working for training providers.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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