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Hairdressing City & Guilds Diploma Level 3 at East Berkshire College

Course description

This course is designed for students who have passed Level 2 that have a basic working knowledge of hairdressing. Once completed the hairdresser will be able to perform more technical service with skilled techniques and have knowledge to tackle problems.

You will be given the opportunity to work on real clients in the commercial salons.


Course content

The course consists of theory and practical work. The student will need to complete 8 units. The course covers all aspects of advanced cutting, styling and colouring, including some aspects of colour correction. You will have the opportunity to produce and take part in a Catwalk show / competition.

The units are:

  • Health and Safety
  • Consultation
  • Cut women's hair
  • Style and dress hair
  • Colour hair
  • Design Skills
  • Perm hair
  • Colour Correction

Entry requirements

NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing or 3 years recent industry experience and a practical skills test is required as part of the interview.

Candidates must be working in a salon to Level 3 specification at least 18 hours per week. Please check to see if an interview is required before starting the course


There will be some home study on this course.

Theory will be assessed with online tests throughout the course. 

Customer service skills and practical skills will be developed with the work experience opportunities in the commercial salons at the college.

Future opportunities

Level 4 Salon Management A1 Assessors Award

Apprenticeship or career in the Hairdressing industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 May 2016

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