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Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma at Southport College

Course description

The course is designed to enhance the skills of students already qualified to NVQ Level 2. The course is highly practically-based but evidence must be collected in written form and a portfolio of evidence built to include written tests, assignments and consultations. Whilst some units are mandatory, students are able to select certain optional units to suit their own specific needs.

Course content

Monitor procedures to safely control work operations.
Provide Hairdressing consultation services.
Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques.
Colour hair using a variety of techniques. Provide colour correction services.
Creatively style and dress hair. Creatively dress long hair.
Promote additional products and services to clients.
Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities.
Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business. 
There are a variety of optional units which will be discussed at Induction. A total of 9 units are required to complete NVQ Diploma Level 3.

Entry requirements

NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing,a minimum grade D in English 
and Maths (or Level 1 Functional Skill), plus a practical and written skills test and a satisfactory reference and interview.

For students who have not yet achieved a grade C in Maths or English it is compulsory to study either Functional Skills or GCSE in each relevant subject. Attendance at these sessions are a vital part of your course to enhance your employability skills and prospects.


Direct observation of practical work, oral questioning, written tests and assignments.

Future opportunities

The course can lead to a range of occupations in the industry: senior stylist, salon supervisor, technical representative, teacher trainer, workbased trainer, cruiseliners, self-employed, salon owner, health farms or television.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 June 2016

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