Hairdressing Level 3

Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Diploma
Course Level: Level 3
Location: The Hub & Doncaster College East
Duration: 1 year full-time
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Course Description

This qualification forms part of a complete programme which will help to develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to succeed not only in hairdressing, but also in the wider world of work.


This qualification aims to develop and build upon the technical skills and knowledge learnt in Level 2 to advanced level.


As well as achieving a nationally recognised qualification in hairdressing you will also develop skills and achieve qualifications in English, Maths and Customer Care.


Training will take place in our well equipped, modern salons, with instruction from our team of highly skilled, qualified and supportive tutors.


You will be taught through a combination of classroom and salon activities and will complete written and practical work. You will learn practical treatments by working on your classmates, before moving on to work on paying clients in our real life working salon.



Course Structure

Units covered include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Advanced Services Consultation
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Advanced Styling
  • Advanced Colouring
  • Advanced Perming
  • Colour correction
  • Creative Hairdressing design skills & competition work
  • Customer Service


  • Students who have not already achieved GCSE English & Maths at grade C or above will also work towards achieveing these as part of their programme

Course Assessment

Assessment will include practical observations on paying clients, written assignments, computer based tests and building portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 hairdressing qualification (including perming unit)
  • successful completion of an industry standard trade test
  • For equivalent qualifications see the Entry Requirements Explained page
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview
  • Excellent personal presentation and communication skills


Course Progression Routes

  • Barbering
  • Business Management Courses
  • Assessing or teaching qualifications,once the required industrial experience has been completed

Course Career Prospects

This qualification will provide opportunities to gain employment as a stylist working in settings such as a hairdressing salon, health farm and cruise liner, self employment, teaching, assessing and managing hairdressing salons.

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If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.


A wide range of enrichment activities are available for you to access, such as trips and visits and short beauty related courses. These activities are optional and may incur an additional cost. Further details will be provided at induction.


Course Costs

There are no course fees if you are under 19 years old. However all students will be required to purchase a personal kit, uniform, text book and stationary. Exact details and costs will be provided at interview.

Specific Course Information Contact

Sarah Palma


01302 558247

For Application and Enrolment Information Contact

Student Services,
Doncaster College,
The Hub,
Chappell Drive,


Free phone: 0800 358 7575

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