Start Date

September 2024

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Hairdressing qualification


1 year

Fees & Funding

Fully funded for 16-18

Level 3 Diploma

Hair Services

Designed to build on the essential skills learned at Level 2, this course will teach you advanced cutting and styling techniques and as well as gaining additional practical experience in hair colouring and an understanding of different products.

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Course Overview


This Level 3 Diploma in Hair Services follows on from a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing, adding a range of essential and advanced skills to your portfolio. You will complete the course with the confidence to create a variety of popular and more technically challenging styles for your clients.

We’ll teach you advanced cutting and colouring techniques, and you will also increase your skills in dressing and hair. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of health and safety practice in the salon, and develop your knowledge of how to sell and promote your services and products, as well as how to support colleagues with consultations.

Practical learning takes place in LCBT’s own Salon where you will have the opportunity to practice your skills with real clients, as well as modelling for other students and sourcing your own models for practical training and assessments. We will provide you with a uniform to wear whilst you are at college and your own hairdressing kit to practice techniques. 


  • Monitoring & Maintaining Health & Safety in the Salon 
  • Consultation Support for Colleagues  
  • Styling & Dressing Hair Using a Variety of Techniques
  • Cutting Women’s Hair to Create a Variety of Looks 
  • Colouring Hair to Create a Variety of Looks 
  • Bridal Hairstyling 
  • Promoting & Selling Products & Services to Clients 


You’ll gain practical industry experience and have the opportunity to attend or take part in beauty industry shows, events and careers fairs to help build your knowledge, experience and professional network. 


Practical assessment, task assignments and online examination.  

Awarding Body & Qualification  

City & Guilds London Institute 

Level 3 Diploma in Hair Services 

Entry Requirements 

Aged 16+

Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing

Proficient in English reading, writing, listening and speaking. 

If you are 16-18 and haven’t achieved a minimum grade 4 in GCSE English and/or Maths, you will need to complete Functional Skills or the relevant GCSEs alongside your studies. This will be embedded into your course and is a mandatory government requirement. 

Overseas Applicants 

Evidence of your legal right to study in the UK will be required. LCBT is unable to provide any assistance with visa applications. 

Important Information 

We are a diverse college and you may be in a group with students of all genders. You will be required to perform and receive all treatments with students on your course.  If you cannot have certain treatments performed for medical reasons please ensure you let us know when you apply.

Start Dates 

September 2024 

Duration & Timetable 

1 year, two days per week, which may include some weekends and evenings.

If you need to resit GCSE English or Maths or complete Functional Skills, you will study for an extra four hours per week, per subject.

Course fees 

Fully funded for students aged 16-18 

Overseas applicants: £2,788 (includes materials, uniform and exam fees)

If you are 19 or over, please see our 19+ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing (with Colouring & Styling)

 Material fees 

16-18: £47 

Overseas applicants: included in course fees 

Uniform fees 

16-18: fully funded

Overseas applicants: included in course fees 

Exam fees

16-18: fully funded

Overseas applicants: included in course fees

On successful completion of this course you will gain a Level 3 Diploma in Hair Services and be ready to take on a role as a Senior Stylist or Colour Technician. 

Our careers advisors can help you decide on the route that is right for you and offer coaching and guidance to support you in securing a job in the hairdressing industry. You’ll also have access to our online Job Shop with current vacancies across the UK.