Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

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Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

If you want to improve your creative hairdressing skills and learn the techniques used by professionals, this is the course that will cut it for you. 

Under the supervision of our highly inspirational and experienced staff you will learn a range of creative cutting, colouring and styling techniques and develop your skills by working with real clients in our industry-standard professional training academy in the city centre.   

To enhance your learning, you will also get chance to take part in enrichment weeks during which you will be able to learn new techniques, take part in competitions, and complete additional short courses in areas that would be useful to you in the industry, such as hair extensions, wedding hair, creative styling, balayage and ear piercing.  

You will also complete 30 hours of work experience in a salon and attend lessons to improve your English and maths (or use the time for directed study if you already have Grade 4 or above).   

Please note: you will be expected to arrange the work experience placement yourself and will also be required to purchase your own hairdressing kit, costing approximately £180, as well as a college-braded uniform costing approximately £50 - order forms will be provided before the start of the course and financial support may be available to help with these costs.    

To access the Level 3 course you are required to: 

  • Have a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing
  • Undertake a salon skills session in which you will be required to meet members of the teaching team and demonstrate a cut and blow dry and show your knowledge of carrying out a consultation with a client - please note that you will required to bring your own client into the salon for this activity
  • Purchase a hairdressing kit and college-branded uniform (details will be provided at enrolment)


During the course you will study the following modules:

  • Hairdresing consultation services
  • Cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively cut and lighten hair
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Hair colour correction 
  • Creative hair design skills

In addition, if you are aged 16-19 and have not achieved a Grade 4 in English and/or maths you will required to attend classes for the relevant subject as part of your course

By studying this course you will gain the following skills:

  • Advanced cutting - combining different types of cut to create a personalised style
  • Creative styling and dressing to create a range of looks
  • Colour correction
  • Confidence in dealing with a range of customers
  • An understanding of how different services are carried out

You will be assessed throughout the programme in the following ways:

  • Practical observations
  • Providing services to clients in a realistic working environment
  • Oral questions
  • Online exams
  • Written assignments
  • Productio of a portfolio of evidence

Completion of the Level 3 qualification will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in the industry as a qualified hairdresser
  • Enrol for a Level 3 barbering qualification
  • Progress to a Level 4 qualification such as an HNC or HND or Foundation Degree

  1. Commercial hair and beauty salons open to the public 
  2. Opportunity to enhance your skills with additional qualifications 
  3. Industry-standard equipment and professional products 
  4. Opportunity to showcase your skills in shows and competitions 
  5. Industry-experienced and highly-qualified tutors to support you 


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