Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

Course description

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards (NOS). This qualification will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a hairdresser. 

On completion of this qualification you will be able to manage health and safety in the salon, have excellent customers care skills, be able to colour hair to create a variety of looks, creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques, promote additional products and services, provide colour correction techniques and bridal hairstyling.

Students of this course can to go on to further study in Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management.


Entry requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing. On application you will be invited for an interview to discuss your needs..

Now enrolling for April 2022

Course type
Part time - one day per week over 12 to 16 months. Additional home study is required for projects, portfolio evidence, research and revision. 

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Find out more

This is the perfect way to begin your career in the hair industry. Learn from our experienced tutors whilst gaining real working experience in our brand new hairdressing training facility. Our unit-based approach means you can complete your training in stages, building confidence and professional competence as you go.

  • You will learn

  • Fees

  • How to apply

  • Monitor health and safety in a hair salon
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Promoting additional products and services
  • Hair colouring using a variety of techniques
  • Provide colour correction techniques
  • Creatively style and dress bridal hair

All training and course materials - £3,010.50 (normally £3,345). 

Awarding Body registration and Examination fees included. 


Applicants who are eligible for ESF funding and are:

  • UK nationals living in England and Non-UK nationals subject to conditions – please enquire
  • 19-23 years old who hasn’t already achieved a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification
  • Unemployed and eligible for the Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP). Available through the Job Centre.

Kit required - £200

Once you have decided which course is right for you, please contact us to apply.  

If you're not sure and would like to talk through your options, meet the tutors and have a look around the academy, please arrange an appointment with us. 

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What our graduates say

"I have really enjoyed studying my Level 3 Beauty Therapy course at IBHA. Our teachers Sam, Jodi and Debbie have been excellent and all have years of industry experience. The course is very detailed and I feel confident about going out and using my skills; it has also been great having the girls downstairs in the salon to mentor us too! IBHA also has the best CPD options and additional courses with industry leaders like Nouveau Lashes and Decleor. I'm so glad I chose to study here and will miss it lots when I graduate. Thank you so much." August 2017