Successful students are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council. They can progress to career opportunities in a variety of contexts as a junior hairdresser/stylist, including working in commercial hair salons, in specialist African type hair salons, product manufacturing and training, television, film, theatre and media, the Armed Services, HM prison service and on cruise liners. Or they can work independently as a self-employed hairdresser, a mobile hairdresser or a home-based hairdresser. Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare students for employment, you may choose to develop your skills further by undertaking higher qualifications in hairdressing at Level 3. These include the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (apprenticeship), or the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing.