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Hair and Beauty

Hairdressing Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September 2024 and will be completed in one year.

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of a Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing plus suitable industry experience.

You will achieve

You will achieve: Hairdressing Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3.

Course overview

The aim of this course is to prepare you for working within the hairdressing industry. This course covers most aspects of advanced hairdressing.

You will take part in various competitions in and out of College which may then open up more job opportunities upon completion of your course.

We’re pretty sure that you know exactly what a hairdresser is. Also known as hairstylists, they specialise in cutting, colouring and styling people’s hair in a way that complements their features such as skin complexion and face shape in order to enhance their overall appearance.

There is so much more to being a hairdresser than just cutting or styling hair. The basic hairdresser job description includes responsibilities beyond hair treatments such as maintaining the cleanliness of the salon and equipment, looking after the inventory of hair products, collecting payments and ensuring that the clients receive exemplary customer service in an orderly and timely manner.

Most hairdressers possess a vast range of skills, but some might choose to specialise in particular treatments and styling techniques. Choosing a specific area of expertise could help you stand out from other hairstylists and put you in higher demand as a consequence. Some of the treatments that aren’t usually considered to be standard include the following:

Specific colouring techniques e.g. balayage
Artificial hair extensions and weaves
Chemical relaxing / keratin straightening
Traditional or modern perms
hair extension styling
Occasion styling e.g. weddings
Scalp treatment
Hot oil treatment
Detox treatment
Hair glossing

The aim of this course is to provide a programme of training, leading to a nationally recognised professional qualification to prepare you for working within the hairdressing industry. This course covers most aspects of advanced Hairdressing.

Course content

You will take part in various competitions in and out of the College which will then open up more job opportunities upon completion.

Course themes:

  • Consulting with and advising clients
  • Providing hair and scalp treatment services
  • Cutting and colouring hair to create a variety of fashion looks
  • Creative hair design skills
  • Creatively styling and dressing hair
  • Colouring correction
  • Creative perming techniques

Online tests to complete throughout the course. Practical assessments to complete on paying clients – these are required for each unit.

  • You will be required to purchase a uniform and kit. All kits are compulsory to attend and achieve the qualification. Further information will be provided at interview
  • Stationery

Progression to employment, either working in a salon or other routes available e.g. cruise ships, spas, hotels etc. You could also progress to Beauty Therapy Level 2.

See what careers are available in the Hair and Beauty sector. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Hairdressing Level 3 Full-time

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