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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 FLR2HDD (2122)
  • Who is it for?

    This qualification is designed for students starting in the industry and will provide a progression route to the Level 3 Advanced hairdressing course or a Level 3 advanced apprenticeship.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will hold a Level 1 in Hairdressing or 3 GCSEs at a grade 4 or above. A high level of enthusiasm for this industry is mandatory and you must be able to demonstrate excellent communications skills in order to provide services on paying clients in our Academy. Exceptional personal presentation is also paramount.

  • What does the course involve?

    This course consists of a mixture of theory and Salon practical lessons in our commercial academy. Examples of some of the skills you will learn whilst studying this qualification are Gents Cutting, Colouring and lightening the hair, Womens cutting, styling and hair up. In addition to your timetable, you will also attend Masterclasses hosted by Guest Educators from International brands throughout the year. You will also attend external work experience for 1 week. You will have the opportunity to participate in a College Catwalk show where you will plan and create your themed look on a model.

    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 sit Externally set online multiple-choice exams, meet assignment deadlines and be observed demonstrating practical assessments on paying clients in a realistic commercial environment.

  • How much does it cost?

    It is an expectation of professional practice to wear a uniform whilst attending salon sessions. It is advisable to purchase a kit to allow you to practise skills in and out of College. You will be given the opportunity to attend competitions and Trade shows. Kit and uniform order forms are available on the website.

  • 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.

For Vocational / HE FT / Apprenticeship course enquiries

Career Options

  • Hairdressers and barbers

    Up to £17,000

  • Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

    Up to £28,000


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