Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing
About this course

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing aims to provide you with a range of specialist practical skills and technical knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the hairdressing industry. You will need to have achieved a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing or have equivalent industry experience before enrolling on this course.


What will I learn?

This qualification covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the hairdressing industryallowing you to develop your existing skills and offer new ideas and techniques with which to inspire and encourage artistic flair.

These are the compulsory units:

  • Cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively colour and lighten hair
  • Hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Hair colour correction services


You will also carry out an additional unit.


Entry requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing . Acceptance onto this course will also be subject to an interview followed by a written and practical task. Competition work and work experience is an essential course requirement.

Study, assessment and qualifications

You will be assessed in the 'Aspire Academy of Hair and Beauty' salon’s.

To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:

One externally set, externally moderated practical assignment

One externally set, externally marked theory exam, sat under examination conditions. 

Evidence of employer engagement.

A minimum of 3-hours a week home study is required.

The final qualification gained is a Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing.


Additional costs and information

You will need a uniform and a kit for this course which you can find on our online shop. In cases of financial hardship funds may be available to help with the cost of this.

Additional expenses may be incurred through competition work and educational activities.

What could I do next?
Students can progress onto a Level 3 apprenticeship in hairdressing, progress onto a Level 4 Salon Management qualification or work in the industry, where you can keep to date by attending product demonstrations, training events and master classes.
If seeking employment, you could become:
  • A hairdressing stylist
  • A salon manager
  • A sales representative/trainer for a hair care company
  • A hairdresser on board a cruise liner or at a spa
  • A freelance stylist