West Thames College London

Intensive Hairdressing - City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

In this part-time course you will develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills and techniques, maintain and improve services to the client, and learn how to contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business.

Key course features


City & Guilds Level 3 VRQ Diploma

Level: Level 3

Mode: Part-time

Start Date: 07 September 2017

Who is this course for?

Salon managers and supervisors, advanced apprentices or stylists interested in training staff and improving their skills.

About the course

You will study:

  • Ensuring your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Promoting additional products or services to clients
  • Providing hairdressing consultation services
  • Creating a variety of looks using a combination of cutting techniques
Additional opportunities

There may be a field trip to the Hairdressing Trade Fair and you can participate in competitions. These activities may incur additional costs.

How will I be assessed?

You will work towards a Level 3 qualification in hairdressing through practical assessments and by building a portfolio of work throughout the year. There are four areas of assessment:

  • Practical: You complete the task
  • Oral: You answer questions on your underpinning knowledge
  • Written: A portfolio of evidence or a written test or assignment depending on the unit.
  • Online tests.
Where next?

You can progress your career in salon management or take teacher training or Assessor awards.

Entry requirements
You must have Level 2 in Hairdressing or equivalent and be working as a hairdresser in a salon. There will be a trade test as part of the interview. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.

If you are over 19 you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Please visit our Advanced Learner Loans page for more details or call 020 8326 2015.

You will also need to purchase a hairdressing kit (£80) and you may wish to purchase an optional uniform (£39). Financial support may be available to help with these costs. Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


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