Level 3 is ideal if you’ve worked in hairdressing or barbering for some time and want to develop your skills in a specialised area. You might want a broad qualification or to learn a particular technique.

To achieve the full qualification candidates must attain a minimum of 58 credits to achieve the Level 3 in Hairdressing.

All mandatory units must be achieved which is 21 credits and a minimum of 37 credits from the optional units.

Mandatory units

  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques

A minimum of 37 credits are required from the optional units, only 1 optional unit may be chosen from optional group 2. All optional units may be chosen from optional group 1.

Optional Group 1

  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Provide colour correction services
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively dress long hair
  • Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills
  • Create a variety of permed effects
  • Provide creative hair extension services

The following two units must be taken together:

  • Provide specialist consultation services for hair and scalp conditions
  • Provide specialist hair and scalp treatments

Optional Group 2

  • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
  • Support client service improvements
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities