Elements – Hairdressing


Here at #TEAMKC  we run commercial salons where learners from Level 1, 2 and 3 gain a high standard of industry training. All of the learners here at Kidderminster complete work experience at salons within the community enhancing their progress and employability prospects. During your time here you will also gain experience in competition work, competing at regional and national level.


Level 1 Hairdressing

Throughout this qualification you will develop:

  • Shampooing skills
  • Blow-drying
  • Styling women’s hair
  • Develop knowledge of different hair types
  • Health & Safety requirements
  • How to present yourself within the hairdressing industry
  • How to section hair effectively
  • How to apply temporary colour


Level 2 Hairdressing

This qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a hairdresser.

Throughout this qualification you will:

  • Ensure responsibility to reduce risks to health and safety,
  • Give customers a positive impression
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Learn how to shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Be taught how to change hair colour
  • How to cut hair using basic techniques,
  • How to style and finish hair
  • How to set and dress hair.

We do offer trips and enrichment activities throughout the course, and learners will have the opportunity to enter external hairdressing competition.


Level 3 Hairdressing 

The Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing is a technical level qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s lead hairdressing professional association (The Hairdressing Council) to prepare learners for a career as a senior hairdresser/stylist.

Learners should hold a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing prior to undertaking this qualification.

The qualification requires learners to work in a commercial hairdressing salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

Level 3 Course content covers:

  • All aspects of working in a unisex hairdressing salon
  • Creative cutting
  • Hair colour and colour correction
  • Styling and dressing hair for a variety of looks
  • Applying and removing hair extensions
  • Advice and consultation
  • Health and safety
  • How to organise a hair show or photo shoot.



To apply for any of our Hairdressing courses please click here.


  • 90% of our Level 3 hairdressing  graduates successfully gained employment in the hairdressing industry.
  • The average starting salary for hairdressers is £18,748 in the UK
  • #TeamKC work with over 50 salons and employers.
  • For the past two years we have qualified for the National Events in Hair and Beauty held at Blackpool.



Completing a course in COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES  enables you to progress to other qualifications such as the physio therapist qualification.


Following the recent announcement by the UK Prime Minister, Kidderminster College is closed until further notice.

Our webpage https://www.kidderminster.ac.uk/coronavirus-updates/ has further information regarding online learning, it also contains useful contact details and frequently asked questions.

During the closure, we will still accepting and processing applications for Kidderminster College for September 2020.

Keep safe, stay home.