Hairdressing Level 3 Certificate

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pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 15/09/2021

Hairdressing Level 3 is an ideal course for those wishing to further their skills and knowledge in this vocation. The course is a mix of both theory and practical sessions which focus on advanced cutting, styling and colouring techniques.

This course requires attending College one evening per week and there will be a significant amount of home study involved.

Entry Requirements

There is no formal entry criteria for this course, just a commitment to your studies.

The qualification is suitable for anyone already employed in beauty and hairdressing establishments and anyone who wishes to acquire expertise in this area. As you will be working with members of the public you need to be enthusiastic, confident and enjoy working with people on a daily basis. To remain on the course you will need to show your commitment to the course by having excellent attendance, punctuality and behaviour.

Course Activities

Assessment methods include; assignments, coursework, portfolio presentation, exams and practical performance. Learners will be expected to carry out home studies for exam revision and to complete assignments.

Course activities include visits from guest speakers, including annual visits from Steiner Cruise Ships, and outings to competitions and external taught sessions. In the past students have visited the Wella Academy in Manchester and each year our students are given the opportunity to compete in National Hair & Beauty Federation competitions in Blackpool.

Our students also take part in a variety of activities within College such as fundraising events and in-house competitions.

Upon successful completion you will gain a City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Hairdressing.

Progression Opportunities

Upon completion of this course there are a variety of job opportunities to explore, including:

  • Salon Hairdresser

  • Media Stylist

  • Salon Manager

  • Colouring Technician

  • Self-employed Hairdresser

The skills developed on this course are globally transferrable and so you will be able to progress onto employment or self-employment locally, nationally or internationally.

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in this industry.


If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: B32159-A1A