Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing
About this course
During the course you will learn a variety of techniques in all aspects of hairdressing. This will include creative styling, dressing long hair, creative cutting and colouring techniques. Work experience is an essential part of your course, which can be in a salon of your choice.
As part of your course you will be participate in our annual hairdressing competition, giving you the opportunity to showcase your artistic ability.
What will I learn?

Develop existing skills and offer new ideas and techniques with which to inspire and encourage artistic flair.

Units covered:

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

There will be one 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' college hair salon.

Students should expect to undertake at least 6-hours home study per week.

To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully
achieve the following assessments:
One externally set, externally moderated assignment
One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions

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