West Thames College London

Hairdressing - Level 3

In this 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: Full-time

Start Date: 07 September 2017

Who is this course for?

This course is for 16-19 year olds who have already completed a Level 2 qualification and are looking to improve 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

Plus 5 options as discussed with your tutor.

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. 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.


This course is free for students aged 16-18.

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.


  1. Salim Bekkaoui

    Barbering Level 2

    Salim Bekkaoui

    “The teachers were really great and very knowledgeable. The college is very welcoming, friendly, positive and supportive, and it’s a great environment to study in. After my course I’m going to continue working in a barber's to gain more experience and then I’m going to open my own business, which has always been my goal. Doing this course has been a big step towards achieving my goal.”

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