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Hair, Beauty & Therapies
Hair, Beauty & Therapies
Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 2 September 2019
Course code FLR2BAR (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    This is designed for learners without salon experience.  This qualification will provide a progression route to Level 3 Diploma in Barbering.

  • Entry Requirements

    A mimimum of 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above or an NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing.  You are expected to demonstrate a high level of interest in this area of training and hold good communication skills with a report of good attendance and punctuality.  Good personal presentation and communication skills are essential.

  • What does the course involve?

    This course will include a mixture of hairdressing, theory and practice.  You will demonstrate men's cutting and styling, shampooing services, men's colouring techniques and carry out cutting facial hair and scalp massage.  You will also gain experience in selling salon services and products and deomonstrate consultation techniques.  Maths and English are an essential part of the course for those who do not hold a grade 4.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Online exams and practical assessment.

  • How much does it cost?

    It is an expectation of professional practice to wear a uniform whilst in salon sessions.  It is advisable to purchase a kit to allow you to practise your skills in and out of college.  Order forms are available at enrolment.  Trips and excursions availble at an additional cost to include the Clothes Show, World Skills, Hair, Beauty and Barber UK plus Wella Education Focus Day.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Jazmine Morris

Jazmine Morris

Level 3 Advanced Hairdressing
Previous Institution: Shrewsbury Academy

I came to SCG because the atmosphere felt good when I came to look around. The staff are friendly and helpful and they will always encourage you to achieve your goals. I’ve enjoyed working with real clients during training and work experience in Evolve Salon.

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones

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.

Kathryn Harvey

Kathryn Harvey

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.

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Career Options

  • Hairdressers and barbers

    Up to £18,000

  • Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

    Up to £27,000


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