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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 FLR3BAD (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    This qualifiction is a level 3 technical qualification, it has been developed collectively with employers, professional associations and trade bodies to set the standard and content. The qualification is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed make-up artist.

  • Entry Requirements

    You must be 17 years old or above. You must have 3 GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above with equivalent qualifications in Maths, English and/or Science or a level 2 qualification, a level 2 beauty qualification is desirable.  You will be required to have an interview with the tutor prior to enrolment.

  • What does the course involve

    Health and safety in the salon
    Client care and consultation
    Photographic make-up
    Anatomy and physiology for make-up services
    Bridal make-up
    Airbrush make-up
    Individual eyelash extensions
    False eyelash application
    Cosmetic make-up science
    Promote and sell products and services

    There are some treatments that are required to be carried out outside of College along with attending shows, productions and gaining portfolio evidence to showcase skills.

    Maths and English are integrated into the programme. There is an opportunity to work towards the Extended Diploma for students who have achieved A-C in both Maths and English. This will allow you to gain additional skills from within the industry.

  • How is the course assessed

    Externally set practical assessments 50% of qualification, externally set exam 30% and synoptic assessment (practical exam) 20%.
    Grading: Distinction, Merit, Pass, Fail.

  • 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 event. Make-up kits will also be required.

  • Additional Notes

    You will take part in promotional activities:- pamper days, off site promotional work and attending trade events. In house training may include:- Dermalogica skin products, Thai Massage techniques, Hot Stone Therapy, Hopi Ear Candling, cat walk and theatre productions.


  • 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.

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.

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This course is linked to roles within the NHS.

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Career Options

  • Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

    Up to £27,000

  • Beauticians and related occupations

    Up to £32,000


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