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Women's Hairdressing, Technical Diploma
What will I do on this course?
This Level 3 hairdressing course provides all the skills you’ll need to work effectively as a senior hairdresser or stylist. You’ll cover units including health and safety in the salon, hairdressing consultation, hair cutting and colouring, blow drying and finishing. You’ll also develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology.
You’ll develop the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to consult with clients and to provide a range services – including cutting and colouring, set, dress and finishing. We’ll also help you improve your communication and customer service skills, awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills – all of which are valued highly by employers. Your problem-solving and research skills will also be developed.
As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID) or Future Academy. You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be assessed through online tests, practical work, assignments and projects. You’ll have an online gradebook that you will keep up-to-date and manage targets throughout the year. There are also three written exams.
What could I do after this course?
This qualification will prepare you for employment as a hairdresser, stylist or trainee salon manager. You could also progress onto a specialist Level 4 qualification in hair and beauty or salon management, or the degree in Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production at University Centre Weston.
You’ll need a related Level 2 qualification, plus English and maths GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
Occupations related to Women's Hairdressing, Technical Diploma
Hairdressing or Beauty Salon Manager/Proprietor
Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.
Employment in region: 232 positions
What our students say
Wynter-Rose, Hairdressing, VRQ, Level 1
“Being a hairdresser is my overall career goal, therefore having the opportunity to study at Weston College and gain that experience, whilst still in education, is great.
“The tutors have really helped me progress and believe in myself. The support I have received has been fantastic and it has given me the confidence to work with real clients inside the salon.”
What’s next? “I plan to complete the Level 2 Hairdressing VRQ at Weston College next year and continue my journey to becoming a qualified hairdresser.”
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