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Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma at Furness College

Course description

For a party night out, or a new look you’ll learn all the latest techniques in the Salon. From hair extensions, to styling, cutting, colouring, perming and plaiting – you’ll be a popular friend to have.

Course content

Units studied include: health & safety, cutting and restyling hair, advanced colouring and colour correction. Options include: providing hair extension services, developing
creative hairdressing skills, massage treatments, and contributing to the planning and implementation of promotional activities.

Every full-time course will include a real experience of work.

Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

Entry requirements

A Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing. You will also need a good level of basic education - 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above and relevant industrial experience.


All the practical work is assessed in salon on clients and practical sessions. Oral questions prove knowledge. There are assignments and written tests in each area. A portfolio of evidence is built up throughout the course and exams are set for the majority of units.

Financial information

There is a dress code of tunic top – approximately £25 and low heeled shoes. Day trip to Manchester Hair Show – approximately £25. Optional trip to London , Excel Hair Show, for £150 (over 18s only). Hairdressing kits are available for purchase from £90.

Future opportunities

Students can progress on to university to study tricology, foundation degree in hair, beauty & business, beauty/complementary therapy courses or teacher training.
Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview. Our students are employed in salons, on cruise liners, in health spas, as freelance hairdressers, or set up their own business.

Further information

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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