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Women’s Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma (Blackburn)


Duration: 24/28 weeks depending on course
Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing Progress to Excellence Ltd

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

Got a passion for hairdressing? Gain the technical skills and knowledge you need to work as a Hairdresser either on a self-employed basis or within a salon.

Study on a part-time basis within our real world salon environment, and gain the sector specific skills that you will need towork as a Hairdresser without paying any course fees upfront.

Your tutor will be on hand to support you throughout the course, and we will even give you a hairdressing kit to help you get started!

Who can do this course?

This course is suitable for you regardless of your previous experience level. You need to be aged 19+ to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan, but we encourage individuals of all ages and experience levels to apply. All we ask is that you commit to the course for its entire duration in order to gain all the skills and knowledge you need to achieve the qualification.

Course duration and attendance

Courses are delivered at our academy in Blackburn. Daytime courses will run for 24 weeks and evening courses for 28 weeks. Please contact us for more information regarding timings of our next course.

There will also be some self-study elements, however, your tutor will offer advice and guidance around this.

Qualify now, pay later

  • This course is funded via an Advanced Learner Loan so you will pay no course fees upfront
  • Advanced Learner Loans can be taken out by anyone over 19 years of age (subject to eligibility) and are not credit checked
  • Repayments won’t start until you’re earning over £25,000 a year
  • If you want to study additional qualifications, you can take up to 4 loans out within your lifetime

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What you will study

Mandatory units include:

  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Monitor and maintain Health and Safety practice in the salon
  • Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks
  • Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
  • Colour hair to create a variety of looks
  • Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues.

There is a wide range of optional units for this course which you can view on the VTCT website at

Why choose this course?

  • It is based on Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and recognised by The Hairdressing Council
  • You will be taught by one of our team members who have vast industry experience
  • All of our academies offer a friendly and supportive environment to study in
  • Courses run in the day or evening (subject to course), so you can study around your other commitments
  • To help you get started, you’ll be issued with a hairdressing kit
  • You can study now and pay later and this course is funded through an Advanced Learner Loan.

Course costs

The cost of this course is £3,345 and is funded through an Advanced Learner Loan.

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Want to find out more? Contact our team today who will be happy to help advise you on next steps.

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Progress to Excellence Ltd will be exiting the apprenticeship market, with immediate effect. We will also stop offering funding for courses via Advanced Learner Loans.

All employers and learners are being notified of this situation, and where necessary, they will be supported by ourselves and the ESFA to find suitable alternative training to support their professional development.