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Course Code: DHCF

Level: 3
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds, Diploma
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

About the course

Do you want to be a senior hair stylist, colourist or even run your own hair salon? If you already have a level 2 qualification, this level 3 course at City College Plymouth is the perfect next step. You will have the opportunity to build upon your existing skills to become creative and highly skilled in a wide range of hairdressing services including colour, bridal hair, creative hairdressing and the promotion and selling of products. When you complete this one year, full-time hairdresser training course you will have all the essential skills you need to gain employment or start your own business in the hairdressing industry!

What you'll learn

The units for this course are five mandatory units and a range of optional units that cover colour, bridal hair, creative hairdressing and the promotion and selling of products.

Entry requirements

You will need to have successfully achieved a level 2 hairdressing qualification and have a professional attitude and appearance.


You will be assessed through online exams and coursework.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to other level 3 hairdressing courses at the College, or into employment.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: DHCF

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £2900

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.