19 Years and Over


City & Guilds is the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, offering over 500 awards across a wide range of industries, and progressing from entry level to the highest levels of professional achievement.

The Level 3 Certificate in Women’s Hairdressing is an occupational qualification.

Entry Requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved the following

• Level 2 Diploma / Certificate in Women’s Hairdressing


This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for a variety of advanced hairdressing techniques and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a senior hairdresser/stylist. You must achieve all mandatory and optional units which include:

• Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
• Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues
• 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
• Bridal hair styling

It is expected as an adult learner that you complete all written course work at home and develop practical skills at home, enabling the learner to build confidence.


All units contain internal formative and summative practical assessments which will be carried out for each unit. You will be continually assessed through written means including knowledge questions, assignments, oral questions and tasks. Each unit is graded pass, merit, distinction and an overall grade is awarded with all grades calculated together to gain a level mark pass, merit or distinction and awarded on completion.

Awarding body

City and Guilds


Fees: 2583.00

Fees Advanced Learning Loan: 3345.00


On successful completion of this qualification you could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

• commercial salons
• independent/self-employed/freelance/home-based settings
• cruise liners
• session stylists

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 4 in the following area:

Salon management

Additional information

Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

A full uniform, kit and portfolio file will need to be purchased for this course. You will be advised of these and their cost at your admissions interview.

Photographic evidence and reflections of each client service carried out is needed for all elements of this course to reference portfolio assessments.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 13/09/2022

End date: 23/06/2023

Time: 5:45pm - 8:45pm

Days of week: Tu W

Number of Weeks: 33

Weekly hours: 8.00

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