This industry offers a wealth of opportunities in salons and spas, as stylists for TV, film, theatre and advertising agencies, or even setting up your own business. Our full-time and part-time courses ranging from Levels 1-3 cover hairdressing, barbering, make-up, nail treatments, beauty therapy and massage therapies.
Training takes place in our professional-standard hair and beauty training salons at London Road Campus. In-house competitions are judged by influential, local employers and students also enter national competitions such as the Blackpool National Hairdressing competition and WorldSkills, where they have achieved gold awards.
Hair, Beauty & Therapy Courses
- Beauty Refresher Course
- Introduction to Massage
- Level 2 C&G Award in Cutting Men s Hair (3002-92)
- Level 2 C&G Certificate in Women s Hairdressing
- Level 2 C&G Diploma in Womens and Mens Hairdressing
- Level 2 VTCT Certificate in Nail Technology (Artificial Nails)
- Level 2 VTCT Certificate in Nail Treatments (Manicure & Pedicure)
- Level 2 VTCT Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques
- Level 3 C&G Award in Cutting Mens Hair
- Level 3 C&G Diploma in Women s Hairdressing
- Level 3 VTCT Certificate in Swedish Massage
- Level 3 VTCT Diploma in Massage Therapies
Level 1 Hairdressing
Previous school: Grove School
I chose to study hairdressing because I like to meet new people. When I had my first client I was nervous, but after the experience it was good and it feels normal now. I want to apply for Level 2, then Level 3 and after I want to open my own salon.
Diploma in Womens Hairdressing
Studying part-time has allowed me to train towards my career goal, as the course works well around my childcare support. Also, having the chance to work in Evolve, the College’s commercial salon, gives you the opportunity to learn the business side of salons. After completing the Level 2 I want to continue with my Level 3 and then become a mobile hairdresser.
Level 3 in Beauty Make-up Techniques
Previous school: North Shropshire College
I joined Level 3 in Beauty Make-up Techniques as an external student previously studying health and social care, in the hopes that I would be able to go on to peruse a degree in makeup. Fast forward eight months and that’s exactly what I’m about to do! I have been offered a place at the University of Salford to carry on my education studying makeup for fashion, in my favourite city! None of this would have been possible without the help of Becky and the other wonderful tutors who have guided us all through the past year. I can genuinely say that I have thoroughly enjoyed every part of this course.
Level 3 Diploma Massage Therapies
Previous school: Ysgol Dinas Bran, Llangollen
I completed the Level 2 Beauty Therapy course and progressed onto the Level 3 Massage course. I am now loving using the skills I have learnt whilst working at the prestigious Lion Quays Spa carrying out an extensive range of Beauty treatments.
Level 2 Award in Cutting Men’s Hair
I was a plumber and wanted a career change. My friend who runs a barber’s inspired me to join the part-time Cutting Men’s Hair course at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. The teachers and facilities were great and learning in the evening meant I could carry on with my day job. Four months after completing the course I had opened The Fade Inn, my own Barber’s in Shrewsbury.
Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Previous school: Church Stretton School
I’ve always had a keen interest in beauty therapy and skin care. I started the Level 2 Beauty Specialist Diploma and managed to achieve a part-time position at Riverside Beauty in Ludlow. I have developed throughout my course with the support of my tutors and peers. My next step is to progress onto the Level 3 Massage course and I can’t wait to start!
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