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Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

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Course Description

Do you have a passion for styling hair and want to use your creative flair to create looks that customers will love? Want to work in a professional salon or perhaps you're interested in running your very own business?

You will spend your days perfecting your craft in our state-of-the-art training rooms, then move onto real life clients in our Riverside Salon.

With our expert tutors on hand to help you develop your technical knowledge further, you'll advance your abilities and techniques to deliver a variety of different cuts and styles.

Gain an insight into the managerial skills needed in the salon environment, including promoting your services, health and safety practices and effective consultation support for your colleagues.

This course is taught at our Rochdale campus, located in Rochdale Town Centre, Greater Manchester.


City & Guilds VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF)

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade C/4 or above to include English or Maths. You will also have had to complete either an NVQ or VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing to gain the required skills and knowledge to begin the Level 3 Diploma.


Topics on this course include:

  • Creative drying and styling
  • Fashion cutting
  • Creative cutting
  • Creative colouring
  • Colour correction
  • Men’s hairdressing
  • Barbering

Work Experience

Upon completion of training, you will have the opportunity to work with your own clientele in the Riverside Salon, offering a range of hairdressing techniques.


Upon completion of this course, you have the option to progress onto higher education, further training or find employment as a Hairdresser, Barber, Stylist or Salon Manager.

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