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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 competitons.


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 and small group-based activities.

Entry Require­ments

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

Stu­dents at this lev­el will also be expect­ed to obtain a rel­e­vant indus­try place­ment 2 days a week, to sup­port their progress on the course.

mature learn­ers may offer CUR­RENT expe­ri­ence in a salon as an alter­na­tive to for­mal quals

Wor­ried about your grades?

What­ev­er your results, we want to assure you that exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances will be con­sid­ered should you not have the grades indi­cat­ed above. 

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

  • Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard
  • Incor­po­rat­ing Eng­lish and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able remote­ly through­out this unprece­dent­ed peri­od. They can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

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. Details will pro­vid­ed to you pri­or to enrolment.

Poten­tial Future Career

Stu­dents on this course excel in com­pe­ti­tions, source excel­lent and reward­ing place­ments, and as a result have great rep­u­ta­tions for suc­cess and pro­gres­sion in to the industry.

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, you could progress to careers such 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
  • Cre­ative Hair­dress­ing Skills
  • Cut Mens Hair
  • Con­tribut­ing to the plannning, imple­men­ta­tion and eval­u­a­tion of pro­mo­tion­al activities
  • Ful­fill­ing salon recep­tion duties


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