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 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 Certificate in Hairdressing
- Level 3 C&G Diploma in Women s Hairdressing
- Level 3 VTCT Certificate in Swedish Massage
- Level 3 VTCT Diploma in Massage Therapies
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 3 Hairdressing
Previous school: Newtown High School
I’ve grown more confident since the Level 2 course which helps me use my creativity to learn more adventurous hairstyles. I’ve learned a variety of advanced skills, including perming and colour correction. I live in Wales, but the college was recommended to me and I enjoy the modern college environment.
Level 2 Award in Cutting Men’s Hair
I would recommend anyone wanting to get into barbering to jump on this course. The tutor is patient, helpful, and informative yet also makes the course fun and relaxed.
During my time on this course, I even had the opportunity to attend a huge hair and barbering event in London and gain work experience with James at ‘Unknown Barbershop’ who has also taught me so much.
Level 3 VTCT Diploma in Massage Therapies
I decided to do this course to try something new, as well as to learn some relaxation treatments for my work colleagues because it’s a really stressful time in the NHS at the moment. It’s been something that I’ve enjoyed and I found all the types of massage really interesting to learn. I studied sport at university back in Romania, so now I can use both sports massage and relaxing massage techniques.
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.
Diploma in Women's 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 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 Level 3 and then become a mobile hairdresser.
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