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Hairdressing Certificate Level 3

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Part Time


A part-time course for adults providing further confidence and skills in hairdressing, building upon skills achieved at level 2. You will be required to attend 2 evenings per week and Saturdays to complete the practical assessments.

This qualification builds on Level 2 skills and provides:

Advanced cutting skills i including use of razors, texturizing, and personalising looks for their clients.

Advanced colour correction techniques to produce creative and commercial effects which will enhance clients’ hairstyles.

Corrective colouring skills which is a tremendous asset to any hairdresser and makes them even more employable to any salon owner.

Specialist training in hair extensions is also offered as an enrichment activity with our partner organisation Balmain Hair (please note this is an optional training opportunity with an additional fee).

Why Our College?

Real Salon Environment

Our training salons are open to the public which gives you the chance to experience working on real clients before you start work.

Entry Requirements

To have achieved a level 2 qualification, ideally have some salon experience and
complete a trade test.


The course is assessment both practically and a series of online tests taken at the end of each unit. Evidence from these will go towards building up a portfolio of evidence. Practical assessments will be undertaken on paying clients and must be completed in a commercially acceptable timescale. You will be required to provide all your own models for practice and assessment so please ensure you check what the standards require before undertaking this course.


After level 3 we would strongly recommend that students go out into the industry to gain experience and use the skills they have learnt.

Career Progression

The hair and beauty industry is a vibrant, dynamic and creative sector offering fantastic employment and training opportunities. This sector alone employs nearly a quarter of a million people and is worth over , £6 billion to the UK economy.

There are a wide variety of jobs for qualified hairdressers, including salon and spa work both in the UK and abroad. Hairdressers also work in hotels, on cruise liners, in hospitals and health clubs. With further experience, they can also become salon owners or follow careers in hair design for photography and fashion, teaching and training and work for manufacturers of hairdressing products as a technical advisor. Students could also look at becoming self-employed.

For further information please check:

National Careers Service - Hairdresser job profile
Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA)


This course is a full cost course which means that unfortunately there are no reductions in tuition fees if you are unemployed or in receipt of benefits. We operate a strict no refund policy and you will be liable for the entire fee, even if you withdraw from the course. Please refer to our Rules , Regulations for more information.

There may be additional costs for hairdressing kit and uniform.

Please check our Finance pages for fee information and any financial help that may be available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop

Why Our College?

Real Salon Environment

Our training salons are open to the public which gives you the chance to experience working on real clients before you start work.