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Hairdressing Level 3 at Wiltshire College

Course description

During the course you will learn a variety of techniques in all aspects of hairdressing. This will include creative styling, dressing long hair, creative cutting and colouring techniques. Work experience is an essential part of your course, which can be in a salon of your choice.
As part of your course you will be participate in and gain valuble assessments in our annual hairdressing competition, giving you the opportunity to showcase your artistic ability.

Course content

Develop existing skills and offer new ideas and techniques with which to inspire and encourage artistic flair.

Units covered:

  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively dress long hair
  • Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

Entry requirements

Hairdressing NVQ Level 2. Acceptance onto this course will also be subject to an interview followed by a written and practical task. Competition work and work experience is an essential course requirement.

Future opportunities

Level 3 is the highest practical Hairdressing qualification you can achieve. You will be working in the industry when you complete the course and you will be expected to keep up to date by attending product demonstrations, training events and master classes. After a minimum of 5 years in the hairdressing industry you may wish to consider Assessor training and/or Teacher training as the next step educationally.
If seeking employment, you could become:
  • a hairdressing stylist
  • a salon Manager
  • a technician for a major company


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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