Hairdressing - Level 3
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
Do you have a passion for hairdressing? Are you currently working in a salon with a Level 2 qualification and want to advance your skills in women’s cutting and colouring? Then this hairdressing course is for you.
Developing your practical skills will be an essential part of the course and you will study in an industry standard salon using leading industry products and working on real paying clients in The Retreat, focusing on developing your technique in creative cutting, colouring and colour correction.
To be successful on this course you will be passionate, driven and committed. You will undertake work experience alongside your studies and will have the opportunity to attend industry lead seminars in current techniques with companies like Revlon and Westrow Academy. In previous years, students have participated in trips and shows for inspiration from leading hairdressing experts including Wella Academy Paris and Professional Hair and Beauty London.
Level 2 Hairdressing qualification
1 GCSE at Grade 3 or above in English
1 GCSE at Grade 3 or above in maths
What will I achieve?
If you complete this course successfully you will receive a City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Hairdressing.
What will I learn?
Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
Consultation support for colleagues on hair services
Styling and dressing hair using a variety of hair techniques
Colouring hair to create a variety of looks
Hair colour correction
Optional units will include:
Cutting woman’s hair to create a variety of looks
Creative hair design skills
Promoting products and services
How is the course taught?
Practical salon training
How am I assessed?
Summative practical assessments
Online test or assignment for each unit
Work experience opportunities
We will help you in your hairdressing career journey through 315 hours of work experience placements in a working salon.
Additional courses, as well as workshops from Revlon, Strawberries and Cream and Westrow Academy will be available.
Trips may include Wella Academy Paris and Professional Hair and Beauty London.
English and Maths
English and maths are required in a hairdressing career for client communications, product and treatment costing, business planning, timings of treatments and product applications, and ratio of product mixing.
Where can I progress?
Once you have completed this qualification successfully you can progress into employment in a salon or as self-employed hairdresser. If you choose to, you could progress to degree level study or opt for another qualification to expand your skills such Beauty Therapy, Make- Up or Barbering.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
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What can I do with a qualification in Hair and Beauty
Leisure and Sports Managers
- Ensures custody of all cash receipts and organises regular stock checks.
- Recruits, supervises and trains staff.
- Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
- Advises on the facilities available and promotes publicity in relation to shows, games, races, new theme parks, etc..
- Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in recreational activities and arranges exhibitions, theatrical productions, concerts, demonstrations etc..
- Ensures that facilities are kept clean and in good condition and that appropriate health and safety requirements are adhered to.
- Organises timetable of activities/schedule of programmes.
Median Salary£31,312 View more
Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors
- Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
- Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
- Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
- Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
- Ensures clients.
- Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
- Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
- Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.
Median Salary£23,711 View more
Beauticians and Related Occupations
- Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.
- Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming.
- Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate.
- Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies.
- Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques.
- Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions.
- Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair.
- Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning.
- Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body.
Median Salary£18,575 View more
Hairdressers and Barbers
- Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
- Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
- Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
- Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
- Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
- Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
- Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
- Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
- Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.