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Hairdressing Level 3 at Malvern Hills College

Course description

If you want a career in hairdressing, this one year course will get you off to a flying start, giving you both experience and a recognised qualification. It offers a good balance of practical and theoretical work.

Course content

What’s involved?

• Advanced hairdressing skills - cutting, perming and colouring
• Management and team work
• Styling hair and long hair up techniques
• Competition work
• Retail sales
• A Functional Skill/GCSE
• Work experience in a vocational related area

How will I be studying?

Students will be developing and showing their skills in the College’s salons following demonstrations. Level 3 students are expected to run and maintain a commercial salon with a professional approach. In addition, Level 3 theory input is delivered in a classroom setting. 

Entry requirements

You will need a Level 2 Hairdressing qualification. You will also need good communication skills, an outgoing personality and the ability to work as part of a team. Entry for all students is subject to a successful interview.


Students will be assessed through practical assessments within the College salon, assignment work and online exams.

Future opportunities

Once qualified, you can gain employment as a hairdresser, an Assessor and/or Salon Manager. Other opportunities include progression on to a Level 4 qualification or teaching qualification to be able to progress into teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 August 2016

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    • The Malvern campus has been a centre of excellence for Art and Crafts for many years. Malvern town centre is nearby with its leisure, theatre and shopping facilities and fabulous backdrop of the Malvern Hills.

      The campus has...

      ·         Professional hair and beauty therapy salons.

      ·         Dedicated hair and beauty teaching facilities.

      ·         Several art and crafts studios.

      ·         Exhibits of the students’ work.

      ·         The Malvern Community Learning Centre.

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities.

      In addition to the Learning Resources Centre, and the Refectory.