Skill level
Course duration
18 weeks (1 day a week)
Course time
10am - 5pm
Kit required
Model required
Course manual
VTCT Accredited
Age requirement
Minimum of 16 years old
Additional Instructions
You will be required to complete assessments and produce a course portfolio of evidence


This VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing qualification 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.

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

Entry requirements:

  • No previous experience - you do not need a Level 2 Hairdressing qualification to complete this course?
  • Good standard of English sufficient to complete the course competences and online examinations
  • Students must be over 16 years old to enrol on this course

How long is the course:

  • 18 weeks
  • 10am - 5pm
  • Maximum class size: 12 students

You will also be required to practice your skills and complete independent study outside of the taught sessions.

How will I be assessed:

  • Online theory tests
  • Observations and oral questioning
  • Practical assessments and assignments
  • Portfolio evidence to demonstrate your understanding

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 module

Do I need to bring a model

You will only need to bring a model for the practical assessments.
At all other times students will be expected to practice on each other.

What do I need to buy for this course

  • Whilst you are training with us we provide all the materials you will need.
  • You will need to purchase a uniform and a hairdressing kit - the cost of the uniform is £15.00 and the cost for the Hairdressing kit is £200.00
  • Stationery including an A4 folder to hold your portfolio evidence and course materials

What can I do with this qualification?

You can seek employment as a Hairdresser, or you can progress onto a Level 4 or other specialist VTCT vocationally related qualifications.

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.

Payment Options

  • Pay in full, plus £100 registration fee.
  • Pay 4 months interest-free: 1st payment 25% deposit, then 3 x monthly instalments (other payment plans are available - contact us for more information)
  • Course price does not include VAT
  • Course price does not include compulsory VTCT Covid-19 exam (£20)

Course Content

This course will cover 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 clients
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