Hairdressing (3002)

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2021
These qualifications are for those interested in a career in hairdressing.  Our certificates and diplomas cover a wide range of skills from shampooing, styling and dressing to cutting.  

You don't need a current work placement to take these qualifications, and there are options for people with little or no experience.  The Level 3 and 4 qualifications suit more experienced hairdressers and barbers.

UCAS tariff

Level 3 Diploma in Barbering
Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing
Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Colour Technicians
Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Cutting and Styling Technicians

Grade

New Tariff points

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32


Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales – please check QiW website for available funding
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form

General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

If you pursue a diploma or certificate in Hairdressing, you'll learn the skills to succeed in your area - for example, women's hairdressing, barbering or colouring.

If you pursue an award, you'll cover the skills needed for a particular specialism or technique. These include things like cutting hair, styling and dressing hair, perming hair, relaxing African hair and working with hair extensions.

You learn with your training provider through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments. You'll have access to a realistic hairdressing environment where you'll practise and demonstrate your skills.

You will be assessed by your training provider using assignments, practical hairdressing tasks and online tests.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

You'll need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment, salon equipment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you're just starting out in hairdressing or have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You might be a young learner (14-16) or an adult.

To achieve one of the longer certificates or diplomas, you complete a number of core and optional units. For a full list of units required, download the qualification handbook from the additional documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?
These qualifications give you the foundations to begin a career in hairdressing or barbering, or to advance in your career by gaining new skills.
Level 2 Diploma in Hair Services (3002-20)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2020
Closed for registrations

Level 2 Diploma in Hair Services

  • Accreditation No: 500/8694/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 41 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 344 - 356 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £144.90 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Certificate in Hair Services (3002-23)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 2 Certificate in Hair Services

  • Accreditation No: 500/8807/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 28 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 232 - 241 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 280 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £74.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Certificate in Women's Hairdressing (3002-24)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Certificate in Women's Hairdressing

  • Accreditation No: 500/9052/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 28 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 232 - 241 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 280 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £72.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Certificate in Barbering (3002-25)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Certificate in Barbering

  • Accreditation No: 500/8704/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 28 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 241 - 257 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £72.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Certificate in Hair Techniques (3002-40)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 2 Certificate in Barbering Techniques

  • Accreditation No: 500/9002/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 22 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 176 - 176 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 220 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £70.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Certificate in Colouring Hair

  • Accreditation No: 500/9002/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 22 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 176 - 176 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 220 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Certificate in Cutting Women's Hair

  • Accreditation No: 500/9002/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 22 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 176 - 176 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 220 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing (Combined Hair Types)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9002/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 22 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 176 - 176 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 220 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Certificate in Perming Hair

  • Accreditation No: 500/9002/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 22 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 176 - 176 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 220 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Certificate in Scalp Massage (3002-42)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 2 Certificate in Scalp Massage

  • Accreditation No: 500/8696/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 121 - 121 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £74.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Diploma in Hair Services (3002-60)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 2 Diploma in Hair Services

  • Accreditation No: 500/8694/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 41 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 344 - 356 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £120.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Diploma in Hair Services with GOLA (3002-60)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 2 Diploma in Hair Services

  • Accreditation No: 500/8694/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 41 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 344 - 356 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £120.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing (3002-61)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

  • Accreditation No: 500/9051/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 470 - 477 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 540 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £109.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing with GOLA (3002-61)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

  • Accreditation No: 500/9051/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 470 - 477 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 540 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £109.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering (3002-62)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

  • Accreditation No: 500/8808/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 52 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 458 - 458 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 520 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £109.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering with GOLA (3002-62)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

  • Accreditation No: 500/8808/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 52 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 458 - 458 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 520 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £109.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
L2 Diploma in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing with E-volve (3002-70)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

L2 Diploma in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing with E-volve

  • Accreditation No: 600/5151/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 50 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 451 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 500 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £109.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Diploma in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing (3002-70)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

L2 Diploma in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing with E-volve

  • Accreditation No: 600/5151/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 50 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 451 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 500 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £109.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 in Hair Services (3002-92)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 2 Award in Health and Safety for the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 500/8640/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 22 - 22 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £38.70 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Diploma in Hair Services

  • Accreditation No: 500/8694/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 41 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 344 - 356 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £144.90 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Certificate in Barbering

  • Accreditation No: 500/8704/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 28 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 241 - 257 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £133.10 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Award in Cutting Men's Hair

  • Accreditation No: 500/8759/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 53 - 53 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £38.70 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Award in Creating an Image Based on a Theme within the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 500/8789/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 60 - 60 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 70 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £38.70 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

  • Accreditation No: 500/8808/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 52 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 458 - 458 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 520 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £168.50 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Award in Dressing Hair

  • Accreditation No: 500/8848/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 8 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 75 - 75 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 80 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £38.70 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

  • Accreditation No: 500/9051/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 470 - 477 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 540 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £156.70 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you've worked in hairdressing or barbering for some time and want to develop your skills in a specialised area. You might want a broad qualification or to learn a particular technique.

To achieve one of the longer diplomas or the certificate, you complete a number of core and optional units. For a full list of units required, download the qualification handbook from the additional documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?
These qualifications give you the foundations to begin a career in hairdressing or barbering, or to advance in your career by gaining new skills.
Level 3 Certificate in Hairdressing (3002-34)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Certificate in Hairdressing

  • Accreditation No: 600/2748/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 36 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 299 - 324 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 360 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £107.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Diploma in Hair Services (3002-35)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 3 Diploma in Hair Services

  • Accreditation No: 601/0106/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 40 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 341 - 346 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 400 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £116.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Certificate in Barbering (3002-36)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 3 Certificate in Barbering

  • Accreditation No: 601/3811/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 27 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 219 - 229 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 270 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £111.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 in Hair Services - Hairdressing (3002-66)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

  • Accreditation No: 500/9099/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 58 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 485 - 493 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 580 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £121.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Diploma in Barbering with e-volve (3002-67)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

  • Accreditation No: 500/9100/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 446 - 462 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 540 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Diploma in Barbering (3002-67)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

  • Accreditation No: 500/9100/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 446 - 462 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 540 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £134.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Colour Technicians with GOLA (3002-68)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Colour Technicians

  • Accreditation No: 500/9101/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 462 - 484 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 540 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £134.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Cutting and Styling Technicians with GOLA (3002-69)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Cutting and Styling Technicians

  • Accreditation No: 500/9098/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 461 - 484 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 540 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £134.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 & 4 in Hair Services (3002-93)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 3 Award in Cutting Men's Hair

  • Accreditation No: 500/8585/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 5 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 44 - 44 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £39.90 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Award in Bridal Hair

  • Accreditation No: 500/8596/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 37 - 37 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £39.90 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Cutting and Styling Technicians

  • Accreditation No: 500/9098/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 461 - 484 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 540 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £156.90 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

  • Accreditation No: 500/9099/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 58 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 485 - 493 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 580 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £130.90 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

  • Accreditation No: 500/9100/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 446 - 462 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 540 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £169.90 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Colour Technicians

  • Accreditation No: 500/9101/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 462 - 484 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 540 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2023 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

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Smart Screen

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