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Hair Services Level 3 Diploma

This level 3 qualification is ideal if you have completed NVQ or VRQ level 2 hairdressing and wish to develop your skills and knowledge of the hairdressing industry whilst working within the commercial salon of Brooks.

Entry requirements

To start this course you must have achieved either NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2 Hairdressing qualifications. 

You will also need to have a good basic knowledge of maths and English, with excellent communication skills. You will need to demonstrate an enhanced and motivated interest in hairdressing, and be able to address clients and colleagues in a professional manner. Your personal presentation will need to be of a high standard.

You will be asked to undertake an initial assessment and interview prior to being accepted on to the programme.

Course content

You will study a range of units during the course including:

  • Consultation support for colleagues on hair services
  • Advanced Hair Cutting services
  • Style & Dress Hair
  • Colour hair to create a variety of looks
  • Colour correction

Plus, Bedford College certificates in Create an Image Based on Theme and Creative Styling.

Applicants and learners aged 17-18 will also have to complete the compulsory elements below as part of the programme:

  • Functional Skills – English Level 1 or 2
  • Functional Skills – Maths Level 1 or 2 OR
  • GCSE English and Maths.

You will have the opportunity to visit Salon International in October and take part in the BROOKS Hair & Beauty Show in May. Other trips are available through the year depending on interest.

There are also opportunities to attend and take part in external one day courses, for example Balmain creative styling.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through practical client salon service provision and online testing throughout the year.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this course you can progress on to other beauty courses, media make-up, and assessing and teaching progressions available through the College.

You could also go on to study Salon Management at university and progress in your career to senior stylist level, salon management, rep technician, session stylist or artistic director, to name a few. 

Additional information

Additional costs

  • Practice block heads x 2 = £190.00
  • Scissor and Razor kit = £107.00
  • Hairdressing Tunic = £25.00
  • Stationary = £8.00
  • Hairdressing kit - to be used from previous course

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 7 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2021.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
32 weeks 24/09/2019 Tue, Thu 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £1987 Brooks Hair & Beauty Salon J1089

Part-time course already started?

Our upcoming 2021-22 part-time courses will be out in May. Get alerted when they're released by selecting your campus of choice below and filling out the relevant form:

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

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