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Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course is aimed at learners wishing to build on the knowledge and skills acquired at Level 2, developing underlying principles and practical skills required by the hairdressing industry. This level involves more complex work and taking responsibilities for others with less experience.

Course content

The course content includes: health & safety, consultation services, cutting, styling, colouring, perming, creative hair designs plus additional optional units. You will also undertake work experience placement and maths and English is required

Entry requirements


Successful completion of Level 2 in the subject plus maths or English at grade C/ 4


Candidates are assessed by continuous observation of skills and assessment of performance and written tests.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3, Employment, Level 4 Awards in Hairdressing, Level 4 Business Management.

Alternative courses in Beauty Therapy.

Further information

You will be expected to purchase a kit and Image Centre uniform. You will also have the opportunity to participate in trips, shows and competitions.

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: 23 October 2017

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    • Our Parson's Walk Centre houses a wide range of vocational courses and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere.

      The Centre features the award winning Wheel restaurant, together with other outstanding facilities that provide hands on work experience including the Image Centre, Florist Shop and Travel Shop.

      In addition, our classrooms offer a comfortable and professional working environment which is exemplified by our £20,000 state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

      This Centre also houses the College's largest Learning Resource Centre to provide help and support to all students in the use of the library and IT facilities. Our dedicated team of staff are on hand to provide assistance with electronic books and databases, information skills and one-to-one sessions. Laptops, iPads and Samsung tablets are just a selection of the range of facilities available.

      This Centre is completed with our Employment Services team who are here to offer you a personal information, advice and guidance session to identify areas of development and agree goals to set you on your path to gaining employment.

      Located in the heart of the town centre, our seven floor Centre offers excellent public transport links being only a five minute walk from the bus station and ten minute walk from the railway station. For all the latest travel information try downloading our Transport Guide.