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Suitable for 16-18 & Adult (19+)
Level 3
Mode of study Full Time
Duration 36 weeks
Subject area Hair & Beauty
  • 05 Sep 2022
  • East Ham Campus

This course is for hairdressers and barbers that are passionate about becoming the best they can be. It offers a practical, real-world approach to help you achieve your ambitions and reach your potential. This course is designed to develop your existing hairdressing/barbering skills and knowledge to an advanced level.

Course description

You will learn how to monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon from a managerial point of view. You will be taught advanced colouring and colour correction, cutting and styling skills for men and women, facial hair shaping, as well as techniques and skills for creative hairdressing. You will be encouraged to be more creative and use these skills to individualise looks and high fashion techniques to suit the clients.

You will also cover areas related to the effective running of a salon from a business perspective organising promotional activities and demonstrations.

Additional information

Entry requirements

You must have a NVQ or VRQ Level 2 in Hairdressing and barbering, or relevant industry experience and you must already be working in a salon as a stylist.

You need to enjoy working with people and must have good communication skills, along with a good level of written and spoken English.

You will be invited to the college for an initial assessment to determine your suitability for the course. If accepted, you must purchase a professional kit and a uniform for this course.


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to gain employment as a senior stylist in a salon manager or progress in education with an HNC in salon management.

Fees and funding

The course is free for students aged 16-18. The course fee for adults (19+) is £3345 (plus exam fee 150).

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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