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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques in the following units; the creative art of cutting women’s hair, the artistic skill of colouring, imaginative dexterity of styling and dressing hair, and how to provide effective consultation support for colleagues.


Underpinning this qualification, you will develop a sound knowledge of monitoring health and safety whilst working in the hairdressing industry. You will also develop a knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your practical skills to an advanced level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services as well as support others.


This fast-track course can be completed at your own pace and around your commitments making it the perfect choice for those wanting a good balance of classroom teaching and home learning.


You will also be required to do some home-based learning to practice your skills and complete homework as part of this course.


We are committed to making our assessments a supportive and encouraging experience. Our highly experienced tutors will always ensure you are relaxed and confident before undergoing any assessment modules.

  • Course units

    ➖ Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

    ➖ Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues

    ➖ Colour hair to create a variety of looks

    ➖ Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks

    ➖ Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques

    ➖ Promote and sell products and services to client

    ➖ Creative hairdressing design skills

    ➖ Maintaining personal health and well being

  • Entry requirements

    ➖ You must have a Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing qualification

    ➖ Good standard of English sufficient to complete the course competences and online examination

    ➖ Students must be over 16 years old to enrol on this course

  • When does the course start?

    ➖ The Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing course starts every February and September

  • How long is the course?

    ➖ 18 weeks (one day a week)

    ➖ 10am - 5pm

    ➖ Maximum class size: 12 students

  • How will I be assessed?

    ➖ Online theory tests (multiple choice)

    ➖ Observations and oral questioning

    ➖ Practical assessments and assignments

    ➖ Portfolio evidence

  • Do I need to bring a model?

    No. However, you can bring a model for your practical assessments if you wish to.
    At all other times students will be expected to practice on dolls heads.

  • What do I need to buy for this course?

    ➖ Stationery - notepad and pen

    ➖ Uniform - therapist tunic, black trousers and black flat closed toe shoes

    ➖ Kit - you will need to purchase a hairdressing kit £250

    ➖ Products - whilst you are training with us, we provide all the consumables and products you will need

  • What can I do with this qualification?

    There are so many options with this qualification. You can seek employment within the hairdressing industry as a stylist, colourist, salon manager or you can set up your own salon or mobile business. You could decide to take your qualification abroad and work internationally in a hotel or on a cruise ship, or share your skills and become a lecturer at a beauty college. This VTCT Level 3 in Hairdressing is a highly recognised qualification that is accepted across the UK for working in salons, hotels and spas or as a freelance hairdresser. This is an internationally accredited qualification that you can use to work across the globe, on cruise liners or in other international beauty related sectors.

  • Payment options

    ➖ Pay in full - £1600 plus VAT (£1920 total) this includes the VTCT registration

    ➖ Pay in 4 months interest free instalments - example £250 deposit, then 3 x monthly instalments

    ➖ Funded - 19+ Learner Loan

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