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City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma: Hairdressing at Loughborough College

Course description

This full-time programme of study builds on the skills gained at Level 2. You'll learn advanced skills, including advanced cutting, colour correction, and creative colouring techniques, whilst exploring current and emerging trends within the hairdressing industry.

Alongside your studies, you’ll work in the Radmoor Centre’s commercial salon as a stylist, giving you the opportunity to enhance and develop your skills whilst building strong interpersonal skills in preparation for industry.

Course content

  • Advanced techniques in cutting hair
  • Advanced techniques in colouring hair 
  • Advanced techniques in creative styling
  • Advanced techniques in dressing hair
  • Health and safety
  • Working with colleagues
  • Retailing

A kit and uniform is required to work in the salon. A bursary is available for kit and uniform requirements, subject to eligibility. Find out more: Student Services

Entry requirements

A Level 2 diploma in Hairdressing, plus GCSE (or Functional Skills) English and Maths at grade C/4 (or Level 2)

Future opportunities

Upon completion of this course, you can further your skills by progressing on to an Apprenticeship, through additional short specialist courses, or by entering the hairdressing industry or self-employment as a stylist or session stylist.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, come and visit us at one of ourOpen Days at Loughborough College or contact us at

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2018
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      We have lots of different courses from A Levels to vocational programmes, Apprenticeships and Degrees and you will have the opportunity to gain practical industry related skills while you study.