Search Menu
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 16 Weeks
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 3 March 2021
Tuition Fee £250
Exam/Reg Fee £38
Material Fee £20
Course code PLR2AMH001 (2021B)
Runs on Wednesday
  • Who is it for?

    This is a varied programme and provides a nationally recognised qualification designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in certificate in gents cutting techniques.

    You will have the opportunity to progress onto a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Barbering.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will have a keen interest to progress into the industry.

  • What does the course involve?

    The course will include a mixture of theory and practical skills. The knowledge acquired by you will enable you to understand the main factors that need to be considered when cutting men’s hair, the effect of cutting hair at different angles and the health and safety considerations.

    The units will be assessed by observation in a commercial salon environment, and by assignment form and online exams. You will need to bring in clients for practical assessments.

  • How much does it cost?

    It is highly recommended you purchase a kit to practise in and out of college.  Order forms are available at enrolment.

    Smart black clothing must be worn in salon sessions.



  • Additional Notes

    You will gain a City and Guilds Award in Cutting Men’s Hair.

  • 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.

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 Part-time / HE PT course enquiries

Career Options

  • National government administrative occupations

    Up to £29,000


Are you an employer?

See how an apprentice can help your business.

Find out more