Level 3 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing

Level 3 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing

Level 3 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing

This is the qualification needed to work as a stylist. You will practice all aspects of hairdressing services on a wide range of customers within our newly refurbished commercially equipped salon.

You will be studying key areas, including:

  • Consultation services
  • Advanced cutting skills
  • Advanced colouring
  • Providing colour correction
  • Hair extentions (optional)
  • Creatively styling and dressing hair
  • Contributing to the planning and complementation of promotional activities

As part of this study programme you will work towards English and maths. This will provide you with the skills needed to perform confidently, effectively and independently in learning, life and work.

You will enjoy visits to hair and beauty exhibitions. Work experience is an essential part of this study programme and you will be regularly entering competitions to improve your creative skills.

Assignments, practical assessments on all practical units, and external online examinations.

You will need to have completed a full Level 2 in Hairdressing before they can join this study programme. You will need a successful interview and a trade test will be required to demonstrate skills. A minimum of Functional Skills Level 1 working towards a Level 2.

If you are intending to progress to university after college please note that the majority of universities will expect a GCSE grade 4 (C) English and maths and you will need to consider this when applying for a Level 3 course. The college offers English and maths GCSE retakes with specific entry requirements.

The skills gained from this course will make you highly employable within the hairdressing industry. You could progress onto the Level 2 in Barbering, work in salons, become a salon manager, salon owner or work in a health club or on a cruise liner.


Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

College open event

Our Open Events are a chance for you to come and see what Coventry College is all about!
You’ll have the opportunity to talk to course tutors, have a go at some taster activities and explore our fantastic facilities.


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