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Hair care and hair styling are in-demand skills, and if you have a love and talent for both may be it is time to turn your passion into a career. The Diploma in Hair Care and Hair Styling – Level 3 will guide you on how to pursue your career as a professional hair stylist. It is an exciting career with plenty of opportunities in multiple industries, from fashion to movie sets, theatre and production, styling brides, to special occasions and private clients.

The course will cover the basics to advanced techniques on how to increase your hair care and hair styling skills to a professional level. You will enjoy an extended career, which allows you to start your own beauty salon, work as an independent hair stylist or be employed in a large franchise where you are recognised all over the world. The opportunities are endless and dynamic.

The Diploma in Hair Care and Hair Styling – Level 3 will educate you on different hair styles, how to identify head shapes and which style suits each client best. The course is packed with valuable information where you not only style your clients’ hair but can also give them tips and advice on how to care for their hair at home. As long as you are enthusiastic about hair, you will benefit from this course. Whether you are new to the industry or already trained as a hair stylist looking to get qualified, the course will confirm your credentials and give you industry-based recognition.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Study 365 has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Study 365 to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Why consider learning at Study 365?

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

What will I learn?

  • Have a clear understanding of your job role as a hairstylist.
  • Learn how to create different hair styles.
  • Have a sound knowledge of hair care, the best products and hair treatment methods.
  • Learn about hair colouring, and how it should be done.
  • Learn how to apply hair extensions.

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • Hairstylists
  • Individuals with a desire to become hairstylists
  • Individuals who want to work as independent hairstylists
  • Anyone with a desire to learn about hair styles and how they can make it a profession

Entry Requirement

  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Method of Assessment

This online course is assignment-based with learners being assessed upon the submission of a series of assignments. Once you successfully submit the assignments, students will gain an academic certification. The assignments must be submitted to the instructor through the online learning portal. The assignments will be reviewed and evaluated, with feedback provided to the student on how well they have fared.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-04986

Accredited Body

Accredited body (Accreditation) ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully completed Level 3 Diploma in Hair Care and Hair styling, you will gain the knowledge that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this certification you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to https://www.payscale.com is given below.

  • Hairstylist – £7.89 per hour
  • Hairdresser – £7.46 per hour
  • Beautician – £7.21 per hour
  • Cosmetologist

Others jobs you can get

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Beauty Therapist Business

 Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Practice exams to ensure you are 100% ready
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Course Curriculum

01. A Close Look at Hair
A Close Look at Hair 00:00:00
02. Different Hair Types
Different Hair Types 00:00:00
03. How to Maintain Your Hair (Part 1)
How to Maintain Your Hair (Part 1) 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief I – Diploma in Hair Care and Hair Styling Level 3 00:00:00
☑ Submit your Assignment
(A) Assignment Submission I – Hair Care and Hair Styling Level 3 00:00:00
04. How to Maintain Your Hair (Part 2)
How to Maintain Your Hair (Part 2) 00:00:00
05. Different hair colors
Different hair colors 00:00:00
06. Hair Styles for Different Faces
Hair Styles for Different Faces 00:00:00
07. How to Wash Your Hair?
How to Wash Your Hair? 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief II – Diploma in Hair Care and Hair Styling Level 3 00:00:00
☑ Submit your Assignment
(A) Assignment Submission II – Hair Care and Hair Styling Level 3 00:00:00
08. Dealing with Hair Problems
Dealing with Hair Problems 00:00:00
09. Hair Styling Tools
Hair Styling Tools 00:00:00
10. Hair styling Instructions
Hair styling Instructions 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief III – Diploma in Hair Care and Hair Styling Level 3 00:00:00
☑ Submit your Assignment
(A) Assignment Submission III – Hair Care and Hair Styling Level 3 00:00:00
11. Men's Hair
Men’s Hair 00:00:00
12. Introduction to Up styling Techniques
Introduction to Up styling Techniques 00:00:00
13. Different Hair Extensions
Different Hair Extensions 00:00:00
14. Quick & Easy Hair styles
Quick & Easy Hair styles 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief IV – Diploma in Hair Care and Hair Styling Level 3 00:00:00
☑ Submit your Assignment
(A) Assignment Submission IV – Hair Care and Hair Styling Level 3 00:00:00

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