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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 2021
Course code FLR3HDD (2122)
  • Who is it for?

    This course will help you to develop advanced technical skills 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 must hold a level 2 qualification in hairdressing experience and be working in a salon for at least one day per week. Excellent communication skills are essential and you must be motivated and committed to the course. You should be able to work independently and as part of a team and be passionate about the industry.

  • What does the course involve?

    You will attend theory and practical lessons and will carry out various advanced hairdressing services on paying clients in the training academy. 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 attend external work experience for one day a week.

    Services include:- Creative Styling Techniques; Gent’s Cutting; Client Consultation; Health and Safety; Advanced Cutting; Advanced Colouring; Colour Correction. In addition to your lessons, you will attend Masterclasses hosted by Guest Educators from International Brands and you will plan and create a themed look which will be show cased on a Catwalk.

    If you do not hold a Grade 4 in Maths and English, you will attend these mandatory lessons as part of your time table.




  • How is the course assessed?

    You will be practically assessed by observation on paying clients in a commercial environment and you will sit Externally set online multiple choice exams. Assignments and presentations are also set throughout the year.

  • 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 on the website.

    You will have the opportunity to attend course related shows and competitions.


  • 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 Hairdressing
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

Hairdressing is something I have wanted to do since I was little and I came to SCG because the atmosphere felt good when I came to look around. The staff are friendly and helpful – they will always encourage you to achieve your goals. I’ve really enjoyed working with real clients during training and being given the chance to work in Evolve Salon which is a nice, modern salon. After College I would like to become a mobile hairdresser, or work in a salon. I might run my own business in the future.

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.

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.

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Career Options

  • Hairdressers and barbers

    Up to £17,000

  • Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

    Up to £28,000


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