City & Guilds Diploma in Hairdressing Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
04 September 2023


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

For entry to this course, you'll need Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing. Learners without GCSE Maths and English will continue to work towards these qualifications.

In a nutshell

This course focuses on the development of the underlying principles and advanced practical skills required in the hairdressing industry.

This course is for you if... have completed the level 2 qualification have a passion for hair and beauty are hardworking and friendly

What will I be doing?

Employability skills developed on the course will provide you with the skills to become an entrepreneur.

You’ll cover units such as

  • Client consultation
  • Colour correction and advanced colour techniques
  • Advanced and creative cutting
  • Planning and delivering promotional activities
  • Creatively dressing long hair for a range of occasions
  • Bridal hair
  • Gents cutting
  • Health and safety
  • Employability Skills

This course will build on your intermediate hairdressing skills and help you develop more creative techniques. To do this, you'll have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities such as:

  • Hairdressing competitions - Inspiring Skills Wales and UK/World Skills
  • Industry interviews
  • Mentoring junior trainees
  • Running hairdressing columns and contributing to department income generation
  • Building a personal client base
  • Guest speakers from industry

You’ll be assessed via practical assessments, assignments, projects and multiple-choice online tests covering the underpinning knowledge. Upon completion, you’ll achieve:

  • Hairdressing Level 3
  • Appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set and meet the needs of industry
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English
  • Employability Skills

What is expected of me?

For entry to this course, you'll need Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing. Learners without GCSE Maths and English will continue to work towards these qualifications.

What comes next?

Employment in a salon, cruise liners, as technical representatives or in the media. There are also progression opportunities into higher education and foundation degree programmes.

Additional information

Dress code and appearance is a very important aspect to this course and we require you to adhere to the following:

  • Tunic with black trousers and black sensible shoes must be worn in the salons
  • Hair must be neatly tied back from the face and make up worn for a professional image
  • No visible piercings
  • Only a wedding ring can be worn in the salon.

You’ll be expected to purchase a top up hairdressing kit as a condition of your place on the course. The cost of this is approximately £87 - £127.

To reflect industry expectations, you will be required to wear a Coleg Gwent salon uniform. The college will fund the cost of one full uniform per year. Additional sets can be purchased for around £45 (TBC); college staff will be able to direct you to the approved supplier if / when needed.

All costs are subject to change.

Where can I study City & Guilds Diploma in Hairdressing Level 3?

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 04 September 2023

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team