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Hairdressing Level 3 at Calderdale College

Course description

This course is for Creative Stylists looking for insights and inspirations to bring the latest trends to life in the salon. It is for stylists confident in colour and cutting, looking to broaden their knowledge and experiment with hot new techniques.

You can study an extra AS Level alongside this course, please click on the link below to find out more information:

Course content

During the course you will learn, practice and perform various advanced treatments. You will also contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities as well as monitoring health and safety, promoting services and products and providing consultations. All learners will have the opportunity to engage in 2 week’s work experience in industry. You will complete Functional Skills dependent on your GCSE grades.

Units covered:

  • Contribute to the Planning & Implementation of Promotional Activities- plan an activity such as the hairdressing competition and implement it
  • Creatively Cut Hair – creating restyle cuts including a precision cut
  • Colour Hair Using a Variety of Techniques & Colour Correction – lightening hair and use of toners, resolve basic colour problems, creative colour techniques and corrective colouring using different types of products
  • Creatively Styling and Dressing Long Hair – using conventional and non-conventional items and the use of accessories and added hair

Entry requirements

Students must possess NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing or equivalent, Level 2 Literacy or GCSE English grade D or above.  Evidence of this must be provided prior to enrolment. Recruitment is via an admissions interview where you will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment and excellent interpersonal/communication skills.


Assessment is continuous throughout the course based on:  Practical Observation, Oral Questioning and Written Assessment all of which build into a portfolio of evidence.  There are no formal examinations for NVQ level 3 in Hairdressing.

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived.  Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.

Future opportunities

You will be able to embark on a career as a qualified hairdresser, giving you options to work abroad, on cruise liners, work for established national and international companies, become self-employed, or move into related industries such as film and televisions alongside taking the Level 3 Hair and Media Make-Up qualification.

Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

or lick the link to apply online:

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 March 2016
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