Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details


College 16-18,Adult


Hair & Media Make-up

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 3345.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

There is a national trend for highly qualified hairdressers who cater for a wide variety of clients seeking creative high fashion looks. Our Level 3 Hairdressing programme will develop and perfect your hairdressing skill set giving you a head start when seeking employment or setting up your own business. Training takes place in our professional academy salons. working on clients you will gain a range of hairdressing skills and techniques to support you in your future career.

The programme includes advanced styling and dressing hair, colouring and colour correction, advanced cutting techniques and client consultation. Our industry expert teachers will support you to develop confidence and expertise to a high professional standard. The course will support you in the promotion of products and develop your business and entrepreneurial skills.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above (including maths and/or English Language).

What you will Learn

This course will provide opportunities for you to develop and enhance your skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for an independent and confident stylist.


As part of the qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will showcase your knowledge and understanding that you have learnt.

Observed work on real clients
Witness statement for your extended work placement
Audio-visual media
Written questions
Online testing
Oral questioning
Case studies


Progression opportunites include –

Level 4 Salon Management

Career Options

Hairdressing Salon
Freelance Stylist
Account Manager for Salon Industry Companies
Cruise Liners
Sales in the Beauty/Hair Industry
Commercial Stylist
Retail and Sales
Salon Owner

Mandatory Units

Mandatory units for this course include:

Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks
Creative colouring
Advanced consultations
Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
Promote products and services

Optional units include:

Bridal and hair colour correction

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

Extra Costs Involved

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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