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Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma at Lowestoft College

Course description

This programme includes a variety of modules including:

  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively colour and lighten hair
  • Provide client consultation services

Additional optional units can be chosen depending on your personal development plan. These can include:

  • Hair colour correction services
  • Create a variety of permed effects
  • Develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills
  • Fulfil salon reception
  • Cut men’s hairstyles

Entry requirements

NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing qualification or sufficient industry experience.
Applicants will be interviewed and have to pass a skills audit to judge their suitability.
A good reference.
Good IT skills (and access to a computer and the internet from home is necessary).


During the course you will receive practical and theory lessons. In practical lessons you will work through a series of units to develop your hands-on skills. The theory sessions provide you with the underpinning knowledge needed to apply your skills in the salon and practice sessions. Theory is assessed through a combination of external multiple choice exam papers, written on-line assignments and oral questioning. Practical sessions are assessed using observation, oral questioning and examining products of work. 

Future opportunities

On completing the course you may wish to explore other avenues such as a Foundation degree in Hairdressing or may wish to seek work or continue employment in areas such as senior management, teaching, assessor, demonstrator, manufacturers technician/rep or freelance consultant.

Many students now run successful local businesses. Some are involved with the training and development of apprentices within their salons and work in partnership with the Lowestoft College Hairdressing Team.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft College directly.

Last updated date: 06 April 2016
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