Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF) is a technical level qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK\'s lead hairdressing professional association (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a senior hairdresser/stylist. Learners should hold a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing prior to undertaking this qualification. This qualification qualifies learners to become senior hairdressers/stylists, this qualification requires learners to work in a commercial hairdressing salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

  • What will be studied

    This course covers all aspects of working in a unisex hairdressing salon including: • Creative cutting • Hair colour and colour correction service • Styling and dressing hair for a variety of looks • Advice, consultation and health and safety • Applying and removing hair extensions • Organise a hair show or photo shoot

  • What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 Hairdressing or equivalent. Mature learners are welcome with a good standard of education

  • Where does this course lead to?

    If you successfully complete this course you may wish to progress to; - Commercial salons - Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings - Product manufacturing and training - Television, film, theatre and media - Armed services - HM prison service - Cruise liners - Hospitals/care homes Whilst this qualification\'s primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a senior hairdresser/stylist, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking advanced specialist qualifications at Level 4, including: - VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management (QCF) - A1 Assessor award - Teacher Training Certificate

  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

  • How will this course be delivered?

    The course is delivered through practical, theory and tutorial sessions You will receive practical demonstrations and theory input to develop your knowledge and understanding and prepare you for assessment and examination

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will have continuous practical assessments, assignments and online examinations. Work experience is included as well as Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and / or English as required

  • How to get a place?

    You can apply by completing an application form available online or from college. You will be asked to attend for an interview and provide a written task along with a reference

  • Other Information:

    College uniform and kit required

  • Exam Board:
    VTCT
  • WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Commercial salons - Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings - Product manufacturing and training - Television, film, theatre and media - Armed services - HM prison service - Cruise liners - Hospitals/care homes VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management (QCF) - A1 Assessor award - Teacher Training Certificate

Deliveries

Start Date : September 2017 End Date : June 2018 Fee : N/A
Day : Monday Time : 15 – 18 hours per week Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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Case Studies
Tara Fidoe and Aimee Burford (Hairdressing)
Tara Fidoe and Aimee Burford, former Hairdressing learners from Kidderminster College, have both gained employment at Dan-Jay’s Salon in Kidderminster. Tara is working a successful column and Aimee is also working to build a robust clientele. Dan said, "These girls continue their passion for the industry,read more
Charlotte Swash (Hairdressing)
Charlotte Swash, came third in the national final of a prestigious awards ceremony where she faced stiff competition from 24 other stylists. Charlotte Swash, 22, a Level 3 Hairdressing student, took first place in the West Midlands heat of the Association of Hairdressers and Therapistsread more

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