Our training salons are run in partnership with Wella and Affinage, offering access to the latest products and techniques for all students.
There is classroom learning involved, where you learn about human physiology, as well as the wider industry and the skills you need for a successful career, including health and safety, advising and communicating with clients, and stock control and management.
You will also visit other local salons, attend masterclasses, visit trade exhibitions, and have the opportunity to take part in competitions to boost your skills, knowledge and creativity!
Over 121,000 people in the UK are employed cutting hair, barbering and providing other hair treatments, which makes up over 80% of the jobs in the overall beauty industry.
From this pathway, you could go on to be a hair stylist, cutting clients’ hair, developing your knowledge of the latest trends and colouring techniques; a salon manager, running a team of people offering a number of hair and beauty treatments, ensuring that it remains profitable and that it provides excellent customer service…the list goes on! You could also become self-employed or develop your technical skills in specialist areas such as colouring, extensions, African-hair styling, wedding-hair styling, or many more!
Access to HE qualifications are equal to three A Levels, giving you the UCAS points you need to apply for university-level study. Programmes will last one year (36 weeks of study), after which you will have the diploma, knowledge, skills and confidence to study at degree level. Throughout the programme, you will experience a variety of teaching and learning strategies to suit all learning styles, including essay and report writing, group work and presentations.