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Hairdressing Level 3

Course code: HFAK103P

Subject area: Hairdressing & Barbering

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

Course time:

9:00am - 5:00pm

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

11th Sep 2023 - 5th Jul 2024

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Abingdon & Witney College works in partnership with Lee Stafford and is proud to be home to the only Lee Stafford Hair & Beauty Academy in Oxfordshire. If you’re interested in a career in a salon environment, there’s no better place in Oxfordshire than the Lee Stafford Academy.
This exciting course at the Abingdon campus will allow you to develop your creative practical skills and teach you the theory alongside the practical units. Students will learn specially designed ‘recipes’ which are unique to Lee Stafford Education, reflecting some of the most cutting-edge styles seen in salons across the UK. This qualification has been specifically designed to enable learners to build on existing knowledge and understanding of hairdressing and develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a senior hairdresser/stylist. Learners will work in, and have their hairdressing skills assessed in a 'real' commercial salon.

In the Hair Studio you will have access to excellent industry-standard resources such as Redken. The enrichment side to the course opens more doors for you. Why not learn how to complete spray tans and Gelish, the list goes on. We offer so many different enrichment courses so you can gain lots of information and practical skills whilst you’re studying with us.

Course units
These are the typical units you will study over the duration of the course:

Cutting Hair: During this unit you will learn how to develop the basic skills you learnt in level 2 to create wonderful haircuts (as mentioned above). For you to be a competent stylist it’s important to have a good knowledge of the basic cuts so you can really progress in this level. We will teach you how to create short hair styles that can either be used on female or male clients.

Colouring the hair: Colouring the hair in a creative way is time for you to show people what you can do. Instead of working with your basic techniques you will be learning how create ombre effects, slices, colour correction and block colours. There is theory that goes along side with this practical unit as you need to understand how the colour works within the hair and how to put a colour correct if it goes round.

Hair up: This unit is a chance for you to play with hair. You will learn how to create advent guard styles as well as classic bridal looks.

Hair extensions: During this unit you will learn a variety of hair extension techniques such as weaves, bonds, glue in’s and how to plait hair in. This is an excellent opportunity to have this skill under your belt.

What next?
This course is ideal for developing your skills in hairdressing and English and maths before progressing into a salon. If you feel like you want more training you can look into nails and makeup artistry to gain more qualifications.
Entry criteria
5 GCSES at Grade 4 including English or Maths, or a pass in the subject at Level 2 with a Grade 3/Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.
Fee information
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost for uniform and kits.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £196.89

Total Cost: £196.89

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £3,345.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £196.89

Total Cost: £3,541.89

Qualifications received
On completion of this course you will receive a Level 3 NVQ in Hairdressing.
Learning & method assessment
The majority of the theory work will all be based on an online portfolio. Most units have an exam and course work related to them. Most units have 3-7 assessments related to them. All these will be completed on paying clients in our professional salon.

User skills
You will learn a variety of skills including colouring, styling and cutting hair. As well as practical skills you will obtain a range of transferable skills including written and oral communication, team working and self-directed learning.