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Hair and Barbering

Level 3 Hairdressing VTCT Diploma

Full Time

Course Overview

This one-year course will help you develop more advanced level skills to progress in the hairdressing industry. You will learn how to monitor and maintain health and safety in the salon, supporting client consultation, cutting women’s hair in a range of styles, style and dress hair, bridal hair, creative colour and colour correction .

Course Content

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety in the salon
  • Consultation support for colleagues in hair services
  • Cutting female hair to create a variety of looks
  • Style and dress hair
  • Colour hair to create a variety of looks
  • Creative hairdressing design skills
  • Perming
  • Human resource management
  • Bridal hair
  • Colour correction (extra unit as extension)

Students are encouraged to provide their own clients throughout the course.

To enhance employment opportunities the course may also have additional qualifications built into the programme. We also hold internal competitions during the year and also students are encouraged to take part in external competitions.

Entry Requirement

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths and preferably a science
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification.


The course is continuously assessed by both practical and written assignments/tests to demonstrate competence.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into employment, eg Artistic Director, Salon Owner, Colourist, Educator, Session Stylist, Brand Ambassador and Bridal Specialist or to lead to an apprenticeship.

UCAS points for this course
P (32)

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Course Outline

Course Code: NF141
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 08/09/2023
Duration: 1 Year
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