Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

This course requires competence in a broad range of varied work activities. It will help to identify individual flair and creativity while also providing the necessary skills needed at Level 3.

Reference: 61021229
Duration: 1 or 2 years
Course Dates: This course can be started throughout the year
Type: Part Time
Tutors: Emma Wright

Course Content

Course aims:

  • This course will extend your skills and allow you to develop specialised techniques. 
  • You will be prepared for more senior supervisory roles and it could also provide a route into teaching hairdressing if you have enough salon experience.
  • You will develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills, learning to style and dress hair to achieve a variety of creative looks, provide colour correction services and cut hair to create a variety of styles.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities.

Method of Study

You will spend time in Carlisle College's own commercial salon, which is open to the public.

This will encourage you to deal with clients confidently, tactfully and sympathetically. A work placement in a local salon is an integral part of the course. In order to successfully complete your practical skill assessments, students are requested to provide suitable clients for treatments.Clients will be charged according to the salon price list available from the Hair & Beauty Reception. Enrichment activities are an integral part of the course. You will undertake work placement to help consolidate learning.

Method of Assessment
  • Practical assessments
  • On line eportfolio
  • Assignments
  • Written papers
  • Oral questioning
Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have a minimum of 2 years salon experience working in the industry as a senior stylist, manager/manageress, salon trainer or salon owner. 

A good standard of technical ability is required with good communication skills, standard of education, professional personal presentation. Students should have a Level 2 NVQ or VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing.

What Can I Do Next?

The Level 3 Diploma is a recognised qualification into the PTTLS Course (Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector course) with possible progression onto the DTTLS (Diploma in Teaching in the Life Long Learning sector).

You can also progress into operator roles within the industry, such as senior stylist, private educator and assessor, training academy employee, manager or salon owner.

Students will be expected to purchase hairdressing kit and uniform, which must be worn to every session. Price on application.

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