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Level 3

Diploma in Hairdressing for Cutting & Styling

Level 3 & Beauty Therapy Certificate Level 3

Entry Requirements:

You need to have a strong interest in acquiring the skills and knowledge which will prepare you for a career in the hair and beauty industry. You need to have completed the level 2 Diplomas in Hair and Beauty. You must be motivated and enthusiastic about the hair and beauty industry.

Length of Course:

Two years

Examination Board:

City and Guilds


The Hair and Beauty Diplomas will mostly incorporate internal assessment. However external assessment will also be required for some of the units. Assessment for practical’s is done in a realistic learning environment, on paying clients. Theory assignments will be carried out and assessed for each unit.


Further studies in hair and beauty at university. Career pathways from Hair and Beauty Diplomas lead to salons, fashion, health and fitness, well-being, retailing, paramedical treatment, film and television, complimentary and alternative medicine, care and the creative industries.

The level 3 Beauty Certificate
will include the following units:

  • Working with colleagues within beauty related industries
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Promote and sell products and services to the client
  • Provide body massage
  • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide Indian head massage
  • Apply stone therapy massage

The Hair Diploma
will include the following units:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in
    the salon
  • Consultation support for colleagues on hair services
  • Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks
  • Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
  • Cut men’s hair to create a variety of looks.
  • Display stock to promote sales in a salon.
  • Scalp Massage Services.
  • Salon Reception.
  • Hair extension services.
  • Creative hairdressing design skills.
  • Promote and sell products to clients.

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