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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

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Location: Chatham, Kent
Course Time: 930am - 430pm*, across 25 weeks
Qualifications: VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing
Prerequisites: A Level 2 in Hairdressing or equivalent is required
Model Required: Yes, please call to discuss
Upgrade Available: -
Short Description: The Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing is the next step on the ladder in the world of hair. The perfect qualification for elevating your Level 2 skills to those desired by the industry

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At UK Beauty School, we offer the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing in a structure that easily fits around your lifestyle. This 1 day a week for 25 weeks course will cover all practical deliver, assessment and exams to allow you to complete this advanced level qualification in no time. Don't miss out on this chance to embark on the next step in your journey into hair.


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing contains the following units:

Hair colour correction 

The aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills alongside your knowledge and understanding of how to deal with complex colouring problems. This unit is based around the careful analysis of the current state of your client’s hair, planning a realistic course of action, acquiring agreement prior to service, choosing the correct products tools and equipment to achieve the desired effect and finally provide a thorough aftercare service for your client. Maintaining effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout each service is paramount.

Cutting hair to create a variety of hairdressing looks

The aim of this unit is to develop your cutting skills to an advanced level, to enable you to create a personalised and individual look for your clients. You must demonstrate that you can work on wet, dry, curly and straight hair using a variety of advanced cutting and texturising techniques, in a way that enhances your clients’ personal image. Part of this service is to provide your clients with good aftercare advice.

 Color hair to create a variety of looks

The aim of this unit is to develop your creative skills to advanced level to combine, adapt and personalise a range of colouring and lightening techniques to achieve a variety of fashion effects that complement a style. You will develop the ability to identify the appropriate product, techniques and corrective action to satisfy your client’s needs.

Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques

The aim of this unit is to develop your skills to use a variety of conventional and non-conventional styling and dressing techniques to produce innovative, fashionable and creative looks for your clientele. You will develop the ability to combine and adapt a variety of styling and finishing methods, including the use of ornamentation, to produce individual finished effects.

Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues

The aim of this unit is to develop your skills in supporting colleagues through client analysis. You will learn how to recognise the level of support required by both experienced and inexperienced colleagues. You will use your personal client consultation skills to assist in the following areas: the use of effective communication techniques, how to recognise hair, skin and scalp disorders, when to use a range of hair tests, knowing when to refer conditions to professionals and how to maintain up-to-date client records whilst maintaining client confidentiality.

Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

Through this unit you will develop your skills in a supervisory role focusing on health and safety within your salon. You will recognise salon hazards, carry out risk assessments and then implement the necessary actions. You will monitor and support your colleagues to ensure your salon complies with health and safety requirements. You will implement and supervise salon procedures for all aspects of salon safety and security including the need for insurance.

Promote and sell products and services to clients 

This unit will help you to develop your skills and knowledge in the products and services you use and sell. Working through this unit will help develop your skills in techniques for effective communication with your clients, interpreting buying signals, managing client expectations, introducing new products and services, describing the features and benefits and learning how to close a sale.

Maintaining personal health and wellbeing

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of how to maintain your own
health and wellbeing. This will include setting a personal action plan, having clear goals, regular monitoring, reviewing activities, evaluating your progress and updating your action plan. This is a continuous cycle for monitoring your eating, lifestyle, exercise and weight management.

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Where is the training conducted?
All courses are held at our Beauty Schools located in Chatham, Kent. Parking is available opposite in Union Square Pay & Display (Behind GALA Bingo).

When do we gain access to online training?
Students receive access to our online training area before attending the school. This allows them to complete the theory at their own pace, ensuring better absorption of information. It also maximises practical time, enabling tutors to demonstrate best practices and address any questions.

Diploma vs. NVQ/VRQ qualification difference?
The choice depends on your goals. For personal use or home-based businesses, a diploma by the Beauty Guild is recommended. If working in a Salon or Spa is your aim, an NVQ/VRQ qualification is usually required. Opting for NVQ/VRQ involves an additional assessment day, automatically awarding a diploma qualification.

Upgrading to VRQ/NVQ (VTCT)?
After completing the Diploma day, home study includes a Practice Diary, Case Studies, and an Assignment to demonstrate knowledge. Access to online documents and support from our NVQ Coordinator is provided. Assessments and written exams occur at the school, with home study taking 2-8 weeks.

Can a diploma be upgraded to an NVQ later?
Yes, an upgrade is possible for specific treatments. An additional fee is applicable for the upgrade, and all necessary materials for the NVQ qualification are provided. Assessment day scheduling at the school follows.

Can insurance be obtained with a Diploma certificate?
Insurance companies accept both Diploma and NVQ certificates. Our specialised insurance scheme through Salonsafe offers tailored coverage for qualified students, encompassing treatment risk as standard.

Refund policy for course cancellations?
Refunds depend on circumstances and notice given (refer to T&C). Medical notification is required for illness-related refunds. No refund is possible if online theory has been accessed/completed.

Is home study required?
Yes, home study includes online theory and practical practice after the course. Approximately 6-8 treatments are recommended for enhanced confidence. Free refreshers are offered within 6 months if additional training is needed.

Class size and model requirements?
We keep class sizes small (around 4 students) for personalised attention. Some courses may require models, and for NVQ/VRQ, students provide their own models for Assessment Days.

Attire and standards for attending courses?
Students must adhere to professional standards in attire, including a tunic or black top with trousers, covered shoes, tied-back hair, and well-kept hands/nails.

Course finish time and requirements?
Finish times vary; check the course on the website for details. Students may need to bring a pen and paper, but all materials are provided.

Accreditation and certificates?
Courses are approved and accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists (Diploma), VTCT (VRQ), or UKBA (UK Beauty accreditation). Certificates are issued based on meeting standards for theory and practical delivery.

Certificate issuance timeline?
Diploma eCertificates are emailed within 7 days after the course. Hard copies can be purchased for £10. NVQ certificates are issued by the awarding body.

Finance options for courses?
Yes, various finance options are available during checkout.

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