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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

On this Level 3 Hairdressing course you will develop artistic flair and gain insight into supervisory roles within salons. All skills are at an advanced level.
Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
Level 3
Full-Time, Part-Time

Course Overview

On this Level 3 Hairdressing course you will develop artistic flair and gain insight into supervisory roles within salons. All skills are at an advanced level.

This course will help you succeed in a highly competitive job market by developing the skills and knowledge which employers need you to have. 

Subjects studied will include:

• Creatively style and dress hair  

• Creatively colour and lighten hair

• Provide client consultation services   

• Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques  

• Contribute to the planning implementation and evaluation of promotional activities    

• Hair colour correction services

This course can be done on a full-time or part-time basis.  The part-time course will be over two years.

Assessments will be carried out on paying clients.  


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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing





Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing





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Ideal If:

You would like to work as a Senior Stylist, Hair Company Technician or start your own business or work on a cruise liner.

You'll Learn:

How to creatively cut hair, colour and lighten hair, hair colour correction services, and provide client consultation services. Plan and promote events in the salons to be able to survive in this competitive industry.

Specialist skills delivered by external companies such as, Wella Advanced techniques, Andrew Mulvenna, Barbering and business set ups.

You'll Love:

Developing and enhancing your creative hairdressing skills and the hands-on approach to this course and getting experience in the College Hairdressing Salons of Shadeka, De Courcey and Revive.

The visits to the Professional Beauty Hair show in Dublin and Belfast

You'll Progress:

Successful completion of this course can lead to employment or further study at Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Techniques and Management Practice in Hairdressing or Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up

You'll Need:

NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing or equivalent and successful outcome at skills test /interview.

Mature students with experience but not the entry requirements will also be eligible to apply. 

Full-time student you will be required to attend essential skills in Literacy, Numeracy and IT if you do not have a GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and IT.

The full-time course will be timetabled over 21 hours per week ie - 15 hours of vocational classes, 2 hours per week employability training and 4 hours per week Essential skills Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. 

Students are required to provide materials and equipment e.g. (Uniform and Kits). Your tutor will inform you of extra costs involved with these. 

Completion of the VTCT COVID Infection Prevention qualifications is mandatory in the first month of your course.

You will be required to complete an interview and skills test.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures

  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted

  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.

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