Pre-Employment in Hairdressing Level 3

Level 3 Pre-Employment in Hairdressing

 Qualification achievable:               VTCT Level 3

Entry Requirements:                       Completion of a Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

Head of Department:                       Miss R Cockcroft

 This course is a general progression from Level 2 and is the industry standard for fully qualified Hairdresser, introducing more complex cutting and colouring techniques from the Hairdressing industry.

 How is the course organised

 The course is a 1 year programme delivered over 10 hours per week (usually 2 days).The programme will be delivered by theory sessions, practical workshops and commercial based salons.  Independent study is an essential part and requirement of the course. With this programme you will learn the following aspects of creative hairdressing:

 Promote and sell products and services to clients

Cut women's hair to create a variety of looks

Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques

Colour hair to create a variety of looks

Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues

Creative hairdressing design skills

 A tutorial programme is mandatory and supports the student throughout their studies with guidance and individual learning plans put into action.

 Methods of Assessment

 The programme is based on continual assessment and you will be assessed through observation of practical skills, oral questioning, assignment work and written questions.  A portfolio will be produced throughout your course of evidence towards your competency. You will also be required to actively take part in a promotional event, which will showcase your talent and work during the program.


 On successful completion of this course you can specialise in any aspect of Hairdressing including stylist, cruise ships, television work or learn to become a creative hair director.  You could progress on to a Degree in Spa Management or Media Make Up at various universities.