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
05 September 2022


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing.

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?

To enter the course, you’ll need the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing.

You’ll need to be self-motivated, hardworking, have a friendly personality and a high level of personal presentation. There will be an expectation that you attend work placement during the academic year.

All delivery takes place on campus and there will be one evening a week when you will be in college until late. Attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a major requirement of this course.

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 uniform and a top up hairdressing kit as a condition of your place on the course. The cost of this is approximately £130 - £150.

A Salon Fee of £90 for the year covers all assessments on family and friends.

All costs are subject to change.

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2022

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

Contact our Student Recruitment team

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

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