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Students will further develop the skills of the hairdressing industry and gain a Level 3 qualification. The method of learning is by a combination of both theory and practical sessions.

There will be work experience in a commercial environment. There will also be visits to trade exhibitions /seminars throughout the year.

  • What will I study?

    The units you will study are likely to include:

    Core Units:

    • Advanced Cutting
    • Creative Colouring
    • Creative Styling
    • Consultation
    • Colour Correction
    • Creative Hair design

    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal for you if you have Level 2 hairdressing and wish to gain a Level 3 qualification.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Through end of year practical synoptic assessment and written exam

  • Your Study Programme

    If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme this could be a vocational or technical qualification. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can.

    Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career.

    If you have chosen to study for a T Level qualification, this will involve college-based theory and practice lessons along with relevant work placement to enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers are looking for.

    Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

    All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses).

  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • How to consult clients and be aware of all treatments available

    • Diverse cutting techniques and current styling trends
    • Health & safety requirements.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • Style, cut and colour hair
    • Communicate with clients and colleagues

    • Solve problems quickly and efficiently, ensuring the root cause is resolved.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Safe working practices to ensure the safety of self and others
    • Flexibility to changing working environment and demands
    • Creativity and curiosity, individual flair and imagination.
  • General info

    You will need to purchase a salon uniform and hairdressing kit as identified in your welcome pack. Approximate price: £400.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    Employment can be gained in salons and cruise ships, with manufacturers, through self employment or as salon managers/owners.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    It will be a requirement to have an appropriate Level 2 hairdressing qualification, with a minimum of 90% attendance at Level 2 and a good record of behaviour and engagement with the course, to progress on to this Level 3 qualification.

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.