Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH30054 GLH: 179 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8728/9 Units: 3 Registration End Date: 30th Sep 2019
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 22

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Colouring Hair is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical colouring skills to an advanced level. This qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the standard setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications.

Why is this qualification most suitable?

This qualification is suitable if you want to learn the skill of planning, colouring and styling a client’s hair. At 179 guided learning hours (GLH) this qualification is larger than the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Colouring Hair; whilst both qualifications give learners the ability to develop skills, with the Level 3 Certificate in Colouring Hair learners will develop a greater breadth of technical skills.

What does this qualification cover?

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Colouring Hair is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills. There are three mandatory units in this qualification for you to study which include: creatively colour hair and advanced styling and dressing with both underpinned by monitoring health and safety. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your practical skills to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services.

What can this qualification lead to?

When you have successfully completed this qualification you will have the opportunity to progress to the following VTCT qualifications:

• Level 4 Certificate in Hair Colour Correction
• Level 4 Certificate in Specialist Hair and Scalp Services
• Level 4 Award in Advanced Hairstyling

This qualification may lead directly into employment in the hairdressing industry specialising as a colour artist, a salon manager or to work as an independent hairdresser.

Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 3 components and earn a minimum of 22 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV30491 R/600/8780 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon 3 4 29
UV30496 R/600/8634 Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques 3 7 60
UV30497 D/600/8636 Colour hair to create a variety of looks 3 11 90

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Cheshire College - South & West 01270 654654 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
UK Learning Station 07957 425773 Visit website Essex
Melissa Janes Academy 01617615025 Visit website Greater Manchester - Bury
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Cordelias Salon and Training Academy 01489 880916 Visit website Hampshire
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
Positive Pathways Academy 01322 436285 Visit website London - Bexley
West London Beauty Academy - Remix Hair and Beauty 07701032052 Visit website London - Brent
Sanrizz Education Centre 02078331300 Visit website London - Camden
City and Islington College 020 7700 9200 Visit website London - Haringey
Dare Salon and Academy LLP 020 8221 1322 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01709 722 683 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Hair and Beauty Academy @ Studio CCK 01935 849199 Visit website Somerset
West Suffolk College 01284 701301 Visit website Suffolk
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Euro Chroma Institute of Cosmetology +91 1141615040 Visit website India
Laurus Edutech Life Skills Private Limited +91 9790927896 Visit website India
The Beauty Lounge +91 8146422355 Visit website India
Clonmel CTC +353 52 612 4011 Visit website Ireland
Renaissance Hair & Beauty Cosmetology Academy +353 868180180 Visit website Ireland
The Way Ahead Training Service Ltd - The Change Works Training Centre +353 87 642078 Visit website Ireland
M-Academy +356 79255110 Visit website Malta
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
Emrys-ap-Iwan Community College 01745 832287 Visit website Conwy
NPTC Group - Newtown College 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
Coleg y Cymoedd - Aberdare 01685 887500 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff