• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group19+
  • Duration30 weeks
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


This course is for anyone aspiring to become an advanced hair stylist. It will cover practical and all aspects of theory. You will be assessed with ongoing practical assessments and one theory exam per unit.

You will carry out a range of services on clients within our Francesco commercial hairdressing salon. You may have the opportunity to undertake additional optional qualifications such as hair extensions (this may incur an additional cost).

This course may include 9.00am start times and a late night. Level 3 students will attend the commercial salon a number of Saturdays throughout the year to gain internal work experience.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules include:

  • Client Consultation
  • Creative Colouring
  • Creative Cutting
  • Colour Correction
  • Creative Styling
  • Health and Safety
  • Styling Bridal Hair
  • Cutting Gents Hair

September 2019- June 2020

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a Level 2 hairdressing qualification.

You will be assessed through theory based exams, 1 per unit.

You will also be assessed through ongoing practical assessments, up to 4 per unit.

On completiton of the Level 3 hairdressing you may progress into employment within a salon, on a cruise ship or with leading brands as a sales rep.

You could also progress into further education to study a business management degree, this can be studied at Middlesbrough College.


Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.

Level 3 Entitlement: If you are aged 19 - 23 on the start date of the course and this is your first full Level 3 qualification the course is free. For more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333.

Advanced Learner Loan: If you are aged 19-23 and this is not your first full Level 3 qualification or you are aged 24 or over on the start date of the course, you will have to pay fees. However, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to fund all or part of the fee. For information on Advanced Learning Loans go to www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/.
Please note any fee shown excludes any additional costs to learners for any necessary equipment, materials, uniforms or any visit/residential that learners are required to participate in.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form to apply for A Levels, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College.  

If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.