Faculty of
Retail & Commercial



  • Title: Hairdressing
  • Code: F04321
  • Level: Level 3
  • Length: 1 Year(s)
  • Term: Full Time
  • Faculty: Retail & Commercial
  • Self-employment
  • Stylist
  • Cutting technician
  • Hair colouring technician
  • Product representative.
  • Cruise Ship
  • Spa
There are some compulsory costs for your level 3 Hairdressing course to cover kit and uniform costs, all prices are approximate and will be confirmed at the kit evening in June.
The course consist of the following modules:
  • Consultation services
  • Cutting hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively colour  hair
  • Colour correction
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creative hair design skills
Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)
Apply online via the website.
  • Practical assessment
  • Independent learning
  • Client documentation and feedback
  • Oral questioning
  • Learner Journal
  • Final  graded practical assessment
  • Final  graded written externally marked test
  • Employer involvement
  • Photo Shoot
  • NVQ hairdressing- apprenticeship route
  • Salon 7
  • Barbering
  • Media make-up
  • Level 2 Certificate in Retail knowledge

You will already have acquired a VRQ or NVQ level 2 hairdressing qualification.

This qualification will  aim to develop your skills in ladies hairdressing, building on those obtained already, and introducing new ones to equip you with the advanced technical knowledge you will need within the hairdressing industry.

With the advanced techniques in cutting, colouring, colour corrections together with long hair styling techniques for weddings and special occasions.  

Work experience is a mandatory element of the course. I minimum of 35 hours work experience must be completed outside of college, within a salon environment. Clear targets will be set in which you need to reflect on and complete evaluations.

  • Part time Level 3 Hairdressing VRQ
  • Media Make up level 2
  • Barbering Level 2
  • Salon 7 Apprenticeship
  • NVQ Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000