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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 FLR1HDD (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    This course is aimed at those with no prior salon experience.  Successful completion of the course, alongside mandatory attendance to Maths and English classes (if you do not hold GCSE Maths / English at grade 4 or above) will allow you to progress to a Level 2 in Hairdressing or a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need one GCSE at Grade 4 or above, a keen interest in hairdressing and the ability to communicate with and demonstrate practical skills on others

  • What does the course involve?

    You will attend a mixture of Salon practical lessons in our commercial training Academy and theory lessons, as well as mandatory attendance to Maths and English lessons (if applicable). You will assist student stylists, demonstrate Shampoo and conditioning treatments, commercial blow drying and styling techniques on paying clients. External work experience in a salon is also a mandatory part to the course. In addition to your lessons, you will also attend styling and product knowledge Masterclasses hosted by Guest Educators from international brands.

  • How is the course assessed?

    You will be assessed by sitting externally set multiple choice online exams, practical observations in the salon and assignment work.

  • How much does it cost?

    It is an expectation of professional practice to wear a uniform whilst working in our academy. It is advisable to purchase a kit to allow you to practise your skills in and out of College. Order forms are available on the website.

  • Additional Notes

    You will have the opportunity to plan and demonstrate your creative skills by participating in the College Catwalk show. Various trips and masterclasses will be planned throughout the year.

  • 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 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.

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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