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This course is practically based, offering a wide range of skills such as creative colour and colour correction. 

Your practical skills will be supported by underpinning knowledge for each unit by written and oral tests, research workshops which build up portfolios of evidence.

You will also be encouraged to develop your interpersonal skills and work as part of a team. You will get involved in hairdressing fashion shows and competitions and work to produce a portfolio of your practical work.

This is a vocationally based qualification. If you are creative, like working with people and have lots of ambition, hairdressing could be your pathway to success.

Successful hairdressers can take their pick from many top jobs - working in top salons in the UK or on magazines or photoshoots in the fashion media.

You will also be encouraged to develop your skills in communication, interpersonal skills, personal appearance and social behaviour and work as part of a team.

At level 3, NVQ Diploma, you will study the following four mandatory units:

-Creatively colour and lighten hair
- Provide hairdressing consultation
- Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
- Creatively style and dress hair

Plus optional units specific to your job role such as:

- Hair colour correction services
- Provide colour correction services
- Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills

The majority of the qualification is completed through practical assessments.

How will I be assessed?


Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

You could work as a hairdresser in salons throughout the UK, other opportunities in a number of other places, such as hotels, hospitals and care homes and cruise ships and armed forces bases. With experience you could progress to jobs like senior stylist or salon manager. Recognition of your qualifications by employers can lead to rapid career development in the workplace or progression on to higher levels of study.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

At Level 3, you will need a Level 2 Diploma or NVQ in Hairdressing or Barbering.

Industrial experience and prior learning can support your application.

You will also need to have a minimum of one day’s work experience a week.

All students interested in this course should contact the course tutor prior to enrolment:

Course Tutor: Emily Jackson

Email: Emily.Jackson@kendal.ac.uk

Next: Fees

Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. More about Student Finance.

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