Hairdressing

C&G Level 3 Diploma

Course Entry Requirements

Four GCSE grades at 9 – 3 (A*- D) or equivalent including English Language.  You must also have passed the respective Hairdressing Diploma course at Level 2.

If you are interested in joining the College we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.

All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication; however, the College may need to make some changes in light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College’s control.

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What will I study?

You will build upon your existing experience and learn the more advanced theoretical and practical aspects of hairdressing. During the course you will be taught both the theory and practice of working in the exciting hair industry.

Topics will include styling and dressing hair, colouring hair to create a variety of looks and hair correction.

Teaching will take place in both the classroom and in the College’s impressive and fully equipped training salon, where you will develop your understanding of the practices and procedures needed for a career in hairdressing. The course is broken down into a number of units, covering a wide range of salon procedures and practices.

The units that you must study are:

  • Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
  • Consultation Support for Colleagues on Hair Services
  • Style and Dress Hair Using a variety of Techniques
  • Colour Hair to Create a Variety of Looks
  • Hair Colour Correction

You must also study a range of optional units that could include:

  • Cut Women’s Hair to Create a Variety of Looks
  • Bridal Hair

What skills do I need?

  • Communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Dedication
  • Patience
  • A positive attitude and behaviour
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance
  • Maturity
  • Teamwork skills

Examining Board

City and Guilds.


Why should I study this course?

Hairdressing is an exciting industry based on cutting, colouring, styling and maintaining hair to improve how clients look and feel. This is a one year course where you will have the opportunity to become ready for work as a hairdresser with a high level of occupational competency.

This course develops your existing skills in hairdressing (from Level 2).

How is the course assessed?

The assessment for this qualification will require you to perform practical tasks and also show your knowledge and understanding in assignments and on-line tests.

What will this course prepare me for?

Further education, employment and/or career progression in the hairdressing industry.

Private Study

As an approximate guideline, you should be practicing your hairdressing skills and developing your knowledge for around 9 hours per week. Ideally you will find regular work experience within the hair industry.

What materials will I need to purchase?

You must provide your own black tunic, black trousers and black, flat, enclosed, thick soled shoes. You will be expected to bring your own stationery (i.e. paper, pens etc).

Other essential products and equipment required for you to successfully complete your course will be provided for you. Many of our students find it beneficial to buy a college hairdressing kit and a text book in order to develop their skills and knowledge at home.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught the theory and practical aspects of hairdressing in both the classroom and our modern, well-equipped training salon. Your enthusiastic teachers will help you to develop the essential skills and personal qualities needed for a successful performance in your working life.

City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing is for you if:

You wish to develop your existing skills in hairdressing and enjoy learning in both practical and classroom environments.  This course is also for you if you are willing to give and receive hairdressing services and enjoy working with others.

You should be positive and motivated and understand the importance of adhering to the dress code and attending regularly and on time – all skills necessary for working in the field of hairdressing. You should also able to provide models for your hairdressing services.