Choosing to study one of the many courses in hairdressing will give you access to a fantastic range of salon facilities and a team of highly experienced and specialist tutors. Through their extensive knowledge, you will learn how to develop the skills and techniques needed to establish a career in the hairdressing industry. As you progress through the qualification levels, you will gain confidence in your skills and knowledge and begin to develop your individual creative and artistic talent.

Zoe Petrou, Head of Hairdressing

“I immensely enjoyed Level 3 Hairdressing; being a more mature student, initially I felt on edge but my tutors made me feel at ease inspiring me and giving me confidence to push myself to achieve the goals I had set for myself. In all I had an enjoyable and positive experience at College, obtaining a position quickly once completing my Level 3 at Top to Toe hair and beauty salon in Morecambe.“

Liyaa Popov, Level 3 Hairdressing


Previous students have gone on to work with local salons including Reds, Heaton Hair and Jo & Cass. Two students also opened their own salons. Employment prospects range from working in salons, spas and cruise ships, to self-employment or as a representative for famous companies such as Wella or L’Oreal.

Your future career could be..

Hairdresser   £14,000 - £30,000
Barber         £14,000 - £30,000
Salon Manager   £18,000 - £30,000
Senior Stylist   £20,000 - £25,000
Colourist   £23,000 - £27,000



Apprenticeships logoOnce you have gained employment you could start this programme at any time of the year.

What do I need to join?

4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher including Maths or English OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS grade D/3 or higher in Maths or English.
Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

General Information

An apprenticeship in a genuine job, with training, meaning apprentices learn and gain skills and professional competencies in their chosen career, whilst receiving a wage.

Apprenticeships are suitable for well-motivated people who are focussed and know which career path they want to follow. They offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time study.

This programme is aimed at people who are employed, or are seeking employment. You will need to be 16 years of age or over. Apprenticeships are available at level 2 and level 3.

From April 2019, the apprenticeship minimum wage is £3.90 per hour. For further information on salaries, visit and search ‘apprenticeships'.

Course Information Sheet

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