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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 September 2020
Course code FLR3HDD (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    This course will help you develop advanced technical skills necessary for the provision of a high level of service within a professional hairdressing salon. Progression can include employment in the hairdressing industry as a senior stylist, specialised technician or a Level 4 management qualification in hair and beauty.

  • Entry Requirements

    You need an NVQ/Diploma Level 2 in Hairdressing or prior hairdressing industry experience and must have excellent communication skills, be motivated and committed to the course. You must be able to work independently and as part of a team and be passionate about the industry.

  • What does the course involve?

    You will cover hairdressing theory and practice and will carry out various advanced hairdressing services on paying clients in the training salon within the College. You will be expected to source your own clients as well as working on existing clients. As part of the course you will be expected to go on external work experience.

    Services include:- Creative Styling Techniques; Gent’s Cutting; Client Consultation; Health and Safety; Advanced Cutting; Advanced Colouring; Colour Correction and Competitions.

    Maths and English are mandatory components of the course if you do not hold a C(4) or above.




  • How is the course assessed?

    This will take place at College and will include, practical input throughout the year with externally moderated exams in theory and practical.

  • 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 skills out of College. Order forms are available at the Group Interview stage.

    Trips at additional cost: Clothes Show; Salon International; Affinage


  • 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:

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.

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.

For Vocational / HE FT / Apprenticeship course enquiries

Career Options

  • Hairdressers and barbers

    Up to £18,000

  • Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

    Up to £27,000


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