Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH30054 GLH: 179 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8728/9 Units: 3 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 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
Barnfield Apprenticeship Services 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Stanground Academy 01733 821430 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Cheshire College – South & West 01270 654654 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Newton Abbot College 01626 883192 Visit website Devon
Yeovil College - North Dorset Technical College 01747 856010 Visit website Dorset
Hair and Beauty Industry Training LTD 01388 720272 Visit website Durham
UK Learning Station 07957 425773 Visit website Essex
Newall Green High School - Sixth Form Centre 0161 413 8839 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Cordelias Salon and Training Academy 01489 880916 Visit website Hampshire
Hereford Hair Academy 01432 271113 Visit website Herefordshire
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
The Holmesdale School 01634 240416 Visit website Kent
The John Wallis Church of England Academy 01233 623465 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
Carnforth High School 01524 732424 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
New College Leicester 0116 231 8500 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
Abigail Wait - Beauty Spa 01522 823222 Visit website Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Ghost Academy 020 8590 4938 Visit website London - Barking and Dagenham
City and Islington College 020 7700 9200 Visit website London - Haringey
Therapy Learning Centre 07956 539922 Visit website London - Havering
Dare Salon and Academy 020 8221 1322 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
North Liverpool Academy 0151 260 4044 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Es Paradis College of Nails, Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing 07709 417132 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01909 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Hair and Beauty Academy @ Studio CCK 01935 849199 Visit website Somerset
Buxton and Leek College - Leek Campus 0800 074 0099 Visit website Staffordshire
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
West Suffolk College 01284 701301 Visit website Suffolk
Ormiston Forge Academy 01384 566598 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Solihull College - Face Hairdressing 0121 705 6900 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Attitude Hair and Beauty Academy (Kartarpur) +91 181 5006044 Visit website India
Euro Chroma Institute of Cosmetology +91 1141615040 Visit website India
INDIAN SCHOOL OF HAIRDRESSING +91 7045793130 Visit website India
Laurus Edutech Life Skills Private Limited +91 9790927896 Visit website India
The Beauty Lounge +91 8146422355 Visit website India
Academy School of Barbering +353 1 459 0525 Visit website Ireland
Big Apple Academy +353 86 3618851 Visit website Ireland
Clonmel CTC +353 52 612 4011 Visit website Ireland
Renaissance Hair & Beauty Cosmetology Academy +353 868180180 Visit website Ireland
Salon Diva Academy of Hairdressing +353 1 459 0525 Visit website Ireland
The Way Ahead Training Service Ltd - The Change Works Training Centre +353 87 642078 Visit website Ireland
Beauty Emporium Academy +356 2713 2414 Visit website Malta
M-Academy +356 79255110 Visit website Malta
Victor Hair Designers and Beauty Salon +356 2143 2909 Visit website Malta
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
Tommy's Education Centre 01492 870166 Visit website Conwy
Coleg Cambria - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
Utopia Academy 01834 860000 Visit website Pembrokeshire
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
NPTC Group - Newtown 0845 408 6200 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
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff