Accessibility links

Level 3 Hairdressing at East Sussex College Hastings

Course description

This course is perfect if you have completed the Level 2 Hairdressing course and you are looking to learn more about the technical side of the industry.

Course content

Over the duration of the course you will learn more advanced cutting and styling techniques to produce magnificent end results. Our industry professional tutors will teach you in our fully-equipped, commercial salon, giving you a mix of theory and practical sessions. Along with advanced hairdressing techniques you will also develop your interpersonal skills and, at times, be responsible for running reception, being the salon manager and improving customer experience.

You will cover a range of topics including:

  • Advanced cutting and colouring
  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Promote additional services or products to customers
  • 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
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need to have completed the Level 2 Hairdressing qualification.


Your practical skills will be assessed through observation and feedback while you work on paying clients in the salon. Theory knowledge will be assessed through a variety of assessments such as written assignments, presentations and exams. You will also build a portfolio of your work, which will be assessed, and that you can use to support your search for employment.

Financial information

You will be required to wear a uniform and purchase your own kit for the year which will cost approximately £140. You will also have the opportunity to visit professional shows, training days and conferences which may incur additional costs.

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course you will be ready to start your career in the industry as a hairstylist working in a salon or becoming self-employed. You could also study our Level 2 Barbering course to enhance your employability and extend the range of services you offer.

Other careers could include working as a sales rep, working as an events stylist, or going into teaching.

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: 06 September 2018
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1
  • Course code: 3742

Contact details


  • More information
    • Located next to Hasting town centre, Station Plaza is a large, light-filled building surrounded by 22,000 square meters of study space and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and interactive whiteboards. It houses multiple IT suites, a gym, Coast coffee, Subway, Coast Restaurant, a training kitchen, a professional salon, an art shop, diner and a large Learning Resource Centre. 

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.