Course Type: Part Time

Level 3 in Hairdressing for Cutting and Styling Technicians

  • Course Code AAA0779
  • Day TBC
  • Time TBC
  • 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.

Course Content

  • Client services
  • Cutting techniques
  • Creative colouring techniques
  • Creating photographic and fashion images
  • Creative long hair work and bridal styling 
  • Creative hair extensions

Working as part of our professional team in our industry standard commercial salon Botanica, based at Baltic Campus, 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.


You 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 initial teacher training.

Fast-track to an apprenticeship

If you can’t find the right apprenticeship vacancy or you want to do some studying first - no problem. You can start on a vocational study programme then once you’re ready and a vacancy becomes available, we’ll help you transfer on to an apprenticeship.

Days & Times

Tuesdays, 9am to 5pm

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.

The cost of this course varies depending on your age and circumstances.

If you are under 19 years old, this course is free.

If you are aged over 19 years old you may qualify for free or reduced price course fees, depending on your circumstances.

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

For an up to date cost and more finance information please visit an Enrolment Event, call 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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