Course Type: Full Time

Level 3 Hairdressing

  • Course Code HAIEAT004A
  • Start Date 2nd September 2019
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

You'll spend a year with us developing the skills and knowledge required in today's fast paced, creative hairdressing industry.


You'll study and develop advanced skills in:

  • Hairdressing consultation  services
  • Cutting techniques
  • Creatively colour and lighten the hair
  • Hair colour correction services
  • Creatively style and dress the hair
  • Creative Hair Extensions
  • Creative hair design skills


Working as part of our professional team in our Botanica Salon, Spa & Barber you will have the opportunity to perfect your customer care skills and understand what it means to work as part of an effective team, dealing with paying clients.


You will also have the opportunity to build up your own portfolio of work and enter regional and national competitions at which our past students have enjoyed phenomenal success.


Your ability will be assessed to prepare you for the practical skills test as set by industry experts developing your skills through observations on clients and fellow students. On completion of the course, you could progress directly into the hairdressing industry in a salon, hotel or spa. Fully trained hairdressers can earn up to £20,000 a year and at the top of the profession, hairdressers can earn more than £30,000. This industry also lends itself perfectly to becoming your own boss.


If you choose to stay in education, you can progress onto a Level 4 qualification or Foundation Degree in Salon Management qualification. You could also consider training to become a teacher.

An interview is required and equipment is needed.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

You must have already achieved a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing and have previous experience in the hairdressing industry.

Required experience

Experience of working at Level 2 in Hairdressing.

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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