City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing | Loughborough College

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in

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This full-time programme of study builds on the skills gained at Level 2. You'll learn advanced skills, including advanced cutting, colour correction, and creative colouring techniques, whilst exploring current and emerging trends within the hairdressing industry.

You will have your own column in the Radmoor Centre's commercial salon, giving you the opportunity to enhance and develop your skills whilst building strong interpersonal skills in preparation for industry.

Course Content

As well as learning about advanced techniques in cutting, colouring, creative styling, and dressing, you will also study theoretical units, which include health and safety, working with colleagues, and retailing.

As part of the course, alongside your studies, you'll work in the Radmoor Centre's commercial salon as a stylist in a creative team.

Please note that a kit and uniform is required to work in the salon.

The qualification is assessed through a synoptic and a written test. Grading achieved is either Pass, Merit, Distinction, or Distinction *.


This course also offers

  • visits to national hair shows
  • a visit to the Wella Academy to observe current colour and cutting trends
  • demonstrations and workshops from specialist manufacturers, such as Wella and Tigi
  • opportunities for work experience in our new, state-of-the-art commercial salon facilities

Entry Requirements

  • A hairdressing-related Level 2 qualification, plus GCSE (or Functional Skills) English and Maths at grade C (or Level 2).

Progression Opportunities

Upon completion of this course, you can further your skills by progressing on to an Apprenticeship, through additional short specialist courses, or by entering the hairdressing industry or self-employment as a stylist or session stylist.

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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19QFH5081

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