Women's Hairdressing L3 Diploma

Course code: BD3WH

What will you do on this course?

This one year course is aimed at newly qualified junior stylists. You will build on your existing hairdressing skills and develop advanced skills in perming, cutting, colour correction work and creative hairdressing design skills. You will also have the opportunity to study bridal hair techniques.


Course assessment

Each unit is assessed through graded observations of practical assessments and assignments, and in order to achieve the design skills unit, participation in the annual hairdressing competition is mandatory.

City & Guilds Exam Board.


Special features

Students will study in a commercial salon environment and have the opportunity to visit national trade exhibitions.

Various trips and specialist guest speakers are also a feature of the course. Please see the Hairdressing and Barbering section on our website.

New for 2014 - You may have the opportunity to take part in our new exciting college exchange programme.


Next step

Employment in a salon as a stylist/manager.


Student destinations

Hairdressing salons, product retailing, self employment as a freelance stylist.


Entry requirements

Successful completion of either NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing or the Level 2 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing.


Recommended resources

Hairdressing kit including uniform £160.


Hairdressing student of the year - Amanda Dunk

Studied: Hairdressing Level 3
Home town:
Previous school:
Ansford Academy
Where now?
Stylist, Karen Christensen Hair and Beauty

Amanda displayed excellent personal qualities including a pleasant, caring and cheerful manner both at college and in her salon placement with Karen Christensen. Clients often requested her on their return. She was an excellent team player, with an ability to motivate others to achieve in both theory and practical lessons. Amanda was the worthy winner of the Worldskills UK and Institute for Learning Vocational Masterclass Competition held at Strode College. She was always willing to help and always with a positive attitude and a smile.”


Lucy ReynoldsStudent Profile: Lucy Reynolds

"The people at Strode are lovely. You learn so much from the teachers and when you need help there is always someone there."

Lucy, a former pupil of Ansford Academy, studied Level 2 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing and has just completed the Level 3 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing. She is planning to gain employment as a stylist in a salon.


SC111Strode College, Church Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0ABOne Year03 Sep 15Fee: 100% discount if eligible Subsidised Fee: 1687. Course Fee (24+ Loan available): 3345