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Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma at Isle of Wight College

Course description

This course is designed for, and targeted at, those people intent on developing their skills to a higher level and being part of the Hairdressing Industry.

Course content

Hairdressing: various fashion cutting techniques to create different hair shapes and styles, colour correction/fashion bleaching; total look long hair techniques; consultation and diagnostics; salon organisation; reception skills; health, safety and security; use of computers; retailing; stock control; teamwork; promotional activities; interpersonal skills and junior management skills.  Opportunities exist for students to obtain further additional qualifications.

Entry requirements

Students must have the following:

  • Successful completion of level 2 Diploma in hairdressing  to at least an overall merit standard. In addition you would require at least GCSE English at C or Level 2 Functional Skills English
  • Current college students should have completed their main qualification including Maths and English with an attendance above 88%
  • Consistent good commitment, attendance, punctuality and reports from previous courses studied
  • Satisfactory completion of interview skills test


The programme incorporates demonstration and student participation, including lectures, discussions, projects and self directed study, using a multimedia approach where appropriate.  Within the programme, students receive full support in their skill development and acquisition of competence.  Specialist learning support is available.  Students are assessed through practical observation of skills and questioning.

Work experience and Professional experience is incorporated within a commercial environment both in college and as a structured work experience programme located in commercial salons, where available.  This promotes increased employment opportunities.  As part of the course, the college encourages students to attend exhibitions.

Future opportunities

There is a varied range of opportunities for those with the right outlook and attitude in the world of hairdressing.  Successful students will find outlets for their skills in: salons (as stylists), salon ownership / self employed, health farms, cruise liners, television, films and the fashion industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Wight College directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2016
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