Course Details

  • Taking your cutting and styling skills to the next stage, this Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies will develop your technical knowledge further and help you advance your abilities in the industry. It’s based on national standards, and recognised by a number of leading professional associations, so you can be sure you’re learning all the relevant techniques for a successful career!

    You’ll take a more in-depth look at the industry with this diploma. As well as developing your cutting and styling techniques to deliver a variety of looks, you’ll also focus on more managerial skills in the salon environment, including how to promote services, how to monitor health and safety practices and how to provide effective consultation support for your colleagues.

    As part of a number of optional units you can choose to take, you’ll be able to develop your skills working with hair extensions, perms, and styles specifically for brides-to-be! You’ll also be able to look at how to design a salon and research topics that will help you succeed in building your own business!

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

    Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

  • You’ll be continually assessed throughout the whole diploma, with a variety of practical assignments and tasks, written work, written tests, and personal observations. This will include your work placement and a weekly tutorial support session to develop your employability skills.

  • After you’ve achieved this Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies, you’ll be well placed to continue onto a number of higher-level courses and develop your skills even further. These include certificates and diplomas in Salon Management, Specialist Hair and Scalp Services and Advanced Hair Styling.

    You could also advance onto an apprenticeship in the industry, all the while enhancing your abilities and working towards an exciting and rewarding career as a hairdresser, whether that’s working as a junior in an established salon or managing your own business!

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  • If you’re between the ages of 16 and 18 and enrolling on this course for the first time, you won’t need to pay any tuition fees.

    There may be some additional equipment costs and if you’re not sure about how to afford college, there are a number of support options that could help you. These include special grants and bursaries, reductions in fees and loans just for education. You can find out more on our fees, finance and funding page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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