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Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Are you passionate about the hair industry? Do you dream of running your own salon? Can you see yourself working backstage at London Fashion Week?Whether you are a senior stylist or hair technician, or simply dream of owning your own salon, our NVQ Level 3 builds on the knowledge and skills you have gained from the Level 2 course to give you a deeper insight into the industry. Our course will help you develop your own individual style and give you the opportunity to experiment with cuts, colours and techniques. You can let your creativity run wild! 

As well as styling and dressing hair, you will learn how to promote products, undertake colour correction, and provide a client consultation service. You will also learn how to improve customer service and contribute to the financial effectiveness of a business. We even offer you the chance to take a business start-up course! Perfect if you are thinking of setting up your own salon or becoming a mobile stylist. 

You will carry out a work placement for at least one day a week for the duration of the course. 

Entry requirements

You will have a reasonable standard of GCSEs in a range of subjects and an NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing. You will also be invited to interview to display your skills by carrying out a colour, cut and finishing service.


You will be assessed an ongoing basis at the end of each unit. You will create a portfolio of your work, answer written questions and complete assignments.

Future opportunities

With a Hairdressing NVQ Level 3, you can become a specialist Hairstylist or Consultant. Hairdressing is an exciting business and there will be many options open to you in the fashion, beauty, film and theatre industries. With hard work and dedication, who knows, you might even become the next celebrity stylist.

You can also continue to a higher-level qualification such as Foundation Degree in Management, Innovation and Practice for the Hair, Beauty and Spa sector or in Theatrical Media Makeup & Costume.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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