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Hairdressing Level 3 at Rotherham College

Course description

Hair, Beauty, Media Make-up and Nails 148 Hair, Beauty, Media Make-up and Nails Could you cut it as a hair stylist or shape a career as a nail technician?

Can you use a stroke of creativity to make waves in the make-up industry?

Do you dream of exploring the world, offering the latest treatments as a beauty therapist?

Then make sure Rotherham College is your first step into the hair, beauty, media make-up and nail industry. Our Inspire Salons and Nail Bar will provide you with the perfect training environment to work with real clients to gain the required knowledge and skills you need to progress your career.

By working in partnership with many local theatre companies, businesses and schools, you are given the opportunity to put your skills to the test in a working environment.

Be it transforming young wannabe actors into the theatre’s favourite characters; creating ghoulishly gruesome zombies for charity events; or adding glamour to the runway for fellow students’ fashion events – the possibilities are endless. You’ll participate in competitions such as Matchfit, The National Federation of Hairdressing, Warpaint Make-up and World Skills UK. The competitions provide you with the chance to enhance your CV, develop your talent and test your skills in a range of techniques to demonstrate excellence in your chosen trade.

Course content

This course will further develop your technical skills to an advanced level and is intended for stylists who are working in a salon for a minimum of two days, either employed or on placement.

What will I study?

• Supervisory skills

• Client consultation

• Creative styling including bridal and long hair

• Creative cutting techniques, perming, colouring

• Colour correction •Health and safety

• Promoting products and services

• English and maths (where applicable)


What added value will I receive?

• You will have the opportunity to attend master classes. Workshops will also be available in subjects such as ear piercing, barbering, nail art and many others

• You will also be encouraged to take part in educational visits and competitions • Work experience

Entry requirements

•Have a Level 2 in Hairdressing or equivalent

•GCSE grade D or above in English

•Have excellent communication skills and commitment to the programme

•Display professional conduct appropriate for working with members of the public

•Have a self-motivated and committed approach to learning •Industry work experience working in a salon or on a placement

•Attend an interview and workshop with the course tutor


Practical skills will be assessed in the commercial salon on paying members of the public. You will also sit on-line multiple choice exams for each unit and produce a portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

This programme will provide you with the skills to gain employment in the hairdressing industry in a variety of ways eg. hair salons, freelance, management, cruise liner and health clubs. You could also study further as a work-based assessor, sales representative or technical trainer within the hairdressing professional field. 

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 



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: 17 November 2016
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