City & Guilds Diploma in Hairdressing (Adults) Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
04 September 2023


34 weeks

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing and/or relevant industry experience.

In a nutshell

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

This course will develop your hairdressing skills and help you develop more creative techniques. To do this, you will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities, including hairdressing competitions, presentations, workshops and exhibitions.

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
  • Employability Skills

What is expected of me?

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing and/or relevant industry experience.

You will need to be active and friendly and you will need to have high quality personal presentation skills, as well as the ability to motivate yourself. You will be expected to undertake work placements during the academic year.

It will all be provided on campus and there will be one night a week where you will be in college until late. Attendance and punctuality in each session is one of the main requirements of the course.

What comes next?

Employment in a salon, cruise liners, working 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 (Adults) Level 3?

Crosskeys Campus
(Enhanced Part Time)
Start Date: 04 September 2023

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