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Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma at Somerset College

Course description

This course will give you the opportunity to reach new heights and build on your Level 2 hairdressing skills. You will have the chance to work on clients in our state-of-the-art, commercially run Graduate Hair Academy, alongside a tutor and a trainer assessor.

Units will include:

  • Consultation techniques
  • Cutting
  • Styling and dressing hair
  • Perming
  • Colour correction

You will also study working with others and professional skills development. Trips, visits, in-house training and guest speakers all form part of this programme.

Entry requirements

  • Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, commitment, enthusiasm.
  • A passion for the hair industry.


The course uses a range of assessment strategies that include practical observation, online testing and oral questioning.

Future opportunities

You could progress on to a Foundation Degree in Salon Management.

You could go on to employment in a salon, hairdressing on a cruise liner.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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