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Hairdressing - Hairdressing - Level 3 at North Kent College

Course description

This Full Time Level 3 Hairdressing programme has been designed to enable students to progress their skills to an advanced level.  The qualification is City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing.

Course content

This Full Time Advanced Hairdressing programme offers the student the opportunity to develop their hairdressing skills and/or get recognition for skills used on a day to day basis in the salon.
The qualification is constructed of a number of units including monitoring and controlling safe working practices, promotion of services and products alongside practical skill development in cutting, colouring techniques, colour correction techniques, long hair and perming. There is a choice of optional units that can be taken and you will be guided by your lecturer when making your selection. Students will also work as a team and stage an Event as part of the programme. This programme also focuses on developing supervisory skills to enable students to pursue the next stage of their career.
Students wishing to enrol on the Full Time course will need to have either paid employment or voluntary employment working with clients in a hairdressing salon for a minimum of 1 day per week.

Entry requirements

Students will need a current Level 2 (NVQ) Diploma in Hairdressing or 5 years of current salon experience as a working stylist. All students will be required to demonstrate hairdressing skills as part of the interview process.


Assessment is continuous throughout the course. You will be assessed using a variety of methods including: Observation, Oral questioning, Written questioning and assignment work.

Financial information

16-18 fees - no tuition fees
19+ fees - TBA
24+ fees - TBA
Students over 19 pay for tuition, and registration fees with the awarding body.
Registration £67, Equipment £150, Materials £30, Trips £30, Books £24 - all approx

Future opportunities

Apart from continuing to work as a Stylist, you may choose to specialise in cutting or colouring, become a salon owner or trainer, work as a technician, or take the next steps to being a college lecturer. You may also consider Beauty Therapy courses.

Further information

Please contact the College

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: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: A5G110P
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  • Number of planned places: 21