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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS Stroud
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: Level 3 NVQ
Code: 78015
Cost: N/A

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Level 3 Hairdressing

Full time course


Do you want to develop your hairdressing techniques and unleash your creativeness? This level 3 qualification develops your skills as a hairdresser; you will carry out a host of tasks using modern, up to date and commercial techniques. At SGS College, we also give you the opportunity to take part in exciting and varied enrichment activities alongside your main qualification which may include trips to hair shows and participating in competitions, as well as theatre and photo -shoot workshops.

Maths and English:

A key requirement to obtaining many jobs means achieving a good standard of English and Maths, therefore learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade C will be enrolled on either GCSE or Functional Skills programmes alongside their course.

What will I study?

Modules covered may include consultation analysis, creative colouring, colour correction, inspirational cutting techniques and artistic styling and dressing hair.

What do I need to join?

You will have three GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, and the Level 2 Hairdressing Diploma, with tutor references on performance, attitude and attendance over 90%. Learners will also be required to secure work experience prior to the course commencing.

How long is the course?

1 year

How will I learn?

You will have a mixture of practical sessions in the salon and classroom based lessons teaching underpinning knowledge. You will be expected to complete hair services on paying clients in the commercial salon. It is expected that you may need to bring in your own clients for practical assessments. Optional trips will also be available to enhance learning.

How will I know how I am doing?

You will be assessed through observation of practical assessments, assignments and examinations. Experienced tutors will closely monitor and guide you through techniques to ensure you are meeting and exceeding industry standards. You will have personal one-to-one tutorials to review your progress regularly.

Are there any extra costs?

You will be required to purchase a uniform and kit which will cover the duration of your course and a materials cost upon enrolment. There may also be extra charges for trips. Financial support is available in certain circumstances.

What can I do next?

Learners who successfully complete this qualification can progress onto a higher education course or, alternatively, enter employment in the industry.

What are my career options?

Completion of this qualification will provide you with career opportunities such as; self-employment, teaching, assessing and managing hair salons in many locations including spa resorts and cruise liners.

Dates & Costs

Level 3 Hairdressing

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: Level 3 NVQ
Code: 78015
Advanced Learner Loans
If you are aged 19 and over you can apply for a new Advanced Learning Loan for this course. Read more.


Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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