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Hairdressing - NVQ Level 3 at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • The course is full time consisting of two days and one evening in college and the remainder of week in work
  • Covers a variety of more advanced hairdressing techniques and skills
  • Extra curricula activities include organising and participating in fashion shows, competitions and industrial events
  • Assists in developing hairdressing standards
  • Deals with overcoming a wider range of client demands and the ever changing requirements of the modern salon
  • A realistic working salon builds candidates' confidence, experience and develops creativity whilst enabling candidates to work independently
  • A hairdressing kit and uniform are a compulsory requirement for the course. Candidates progressing from Level 2 need to ensure the kit is updated

Course content

This qualification is aimed at stylists and senior stylists who have achieved Level 2 Hairdressing or who have a minimum of 5 years salon experience. The course covers a variety of units which encompass advanced cutting, colouring, perming skills and builds candidates' confidence, experience and helps to develop creativity whilst encouraging candidates to work independently. Embedded within the course, candidates also undertake wider key skills at Level 3.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have completed Hairdressing NVQ Level 2 or have a minimum of 5 years experience within the hairdressing industry. An entry interview and skills test are required.


Continual practical assessments are carried out within the real working environment on paying clients throughout the programme. Written tests, oral questioning and projects are also used to ensure essential knowledge and understanding.

Future opportunities

This qualification enables the successful candidate to expand their knowledge and practical skills opening up further job possibilities from progression into management or working on cruise ships, NVQ Level 4 in salon management, and the skills required to open their own salon.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Pibwrlwyd is a friendly campus in a rural setting on the outskirts of the market town of Carmarthen which is also the commercial centre for a large and thriving area. The campus is home to a wide range of curriculum that spans further and higher education. Key activities on the campus include Automotive Engineering, Business and Management, Catering and Hospitality, Equine Studies, Animal Science, and Teacher Training. All activities are well supported by resources and facilities including:

      Modern ICT equipment and laboratories
      Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salon (Salon Pib)
      A well-stocked Learning Centre / Library
      Merlin’s training restaurant which is open to the public and available for small meetings/seminars
      An indoor riding arena with disabled access as well as an outdoor arena
      State of the art motor vehicle workshops
      An exotic animal care centre which incorporates reptiles, fish and amphibians
      The location, facilities and staff all contribute to creating a close learning community on the campus where everyone is supportive and caring particularly towards the students’ needs.