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Hairdressing Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Develop your professional and specialist skills in hairdressing through the study of advanced cutting and colouring techniques including creative styling and dressing, advanced perming, creative colouring and colour correction. You will gain practical experience in our on-site commercial salon and develop your hair design portfolio working on catwalks, fashion shoots and competitions.


What Does The Programme Include

You will perform a range of hairdressing services in a realistic working salon environment. You will learn through live practical demonstrations, research, inspirational and small group based activities.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Hairdressing qualification or equivalent. Mature students may offer experience in a salon as an alternative to formal qualifications.

Need to re-sit? No problem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/​C in GCSE maths or English, you’ll resit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

The majority of your assessment will be through practical observation. You will complete online tests, assignments and a portfolio of evidence to assess your knowledge and understanding of Hairdressing.

Additional Information

You will require a top up” hairdressing kit and uniform.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course, you could progress to careers as a Hair Stylist, Hair Colourist or as a Technical Representative. You could also further your studies with a HND in Salon Management at university.

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Creatively Style and Dress Hair
  • Creatively Cut Hair Using a Combination of Techniques
  • Creatively Colour and Lighten Hair
  • Providing Client Consultation Services
  • Hair Colour Correction Services
  • Develop, Enhance and Evaluate your Creative Hairdressing Skills
  • Cut Men’s Hairstyles


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