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Hair, Beauty & Therapies

Hair, Beauty & Therapies

This course is eligible for a fee waiver

You may be entitled to a fee waiver for this course if you are aged 19 or over and unemployed / earning less than £17,004.00 per year.

Mode of study Part-time
Duration 34 Weeks
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 23 September 2020
Tuition Fee £595
Exam/Reg Fee £104
Material Fee £80
Course code PLR2DHD001 (2021)
Runs on Wednesday
  • Who is it for?

    This qualification is designed for students starting out in the industry. This course will provide a progression route to the Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will carry out a literacy and numeracy initial assessment to ensure you are working at the correct level to complete the course.

    You are expected to demonstrate a high level of interest in this industry and hold excellent communications skills. Exceptional personal presentation and conduct is also mandatory.  You must be able to attend every week and be committed to complete 150 hours of external salon experience over the 35 weeks you attend college.

  • 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, Women’s 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 have the opportunity to participate in a College Catwalk show where you will plan and create your themed look on a model.

  • 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. Order forms are available on the website.

  • What do I do next?

    If you meet the entry requirements for this course, please use the Register my Interest or Apply Now buttons or contact Course Advice on 01743 342333 to organise enrolment. If you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342 333, use our Live Chat facility or email:

    Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.

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.

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.

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