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Hairdressing Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3 at PETROC

Course description

On your journey to becoming a successful professional hair stylist, this is the qualification you need to build on all you have learnt at Level 2. It offers the qualified stylist a career extension and development that spans skills, knowledge, experience and confidence.

Course content

You will work through modules of input, skills workshops and commercial salon work and study support classes to develop your confidence, knowledge and understanding of the topics. What's more, you will have an exciting opportunity during the study programme to attend various trade exhibitions and in-house manufacturer product awareness workshops, to give you real insight and help to prepare you for work.

During the course, you will complete a portfolio of evidence made up of written assignments and examinations as well as practical assessments. All of this will help you advance your learning or reinforce skills you have already gained within the industry.

Entry requirements

Four D's at GCSE to include English & Maths

As well as a minimum of four GCSE's at Grade D, learners must hold the full Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing or another equivalent qualification/industry experience.


Throughout the qualification, a range of theory and practical assessments will support your learning and test your knowledge and skills development. You will be taught by industry professional staff within our brand new modern commercial salons.

On-going assessment is by multiple choice question tests that you complete online, as well as working on clients to gain competency and confidence within this speciality field.

Throughout the qualification we will also be working on the development of your Employability Skills as well as your Maths and English.

Future opportunities

This course will aid your progression to employment - both nationally and internationally, or you can study towards achieving a VRQ Level 4 Diploma in Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector.

Further information

Q. Will I have to wear a uniform?
A. On your first day, you will come in your own clothes, you will then be expected to wear all black until your uniform arrives.

Once you have your uniform, you will be expected to wear this at all times except in GCSE or Functional Skills.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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