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Hairdressing and Barbering

If you fancy a career in hairdressing or barbering, then you have the opportunity to be a part of the fast-moving industry. Hairdressers/barbers love their work and gain a sense of fulfilment when working with the public.

As well as a national recognised qualification in hairdressing you will also develop skills and achieve qualifications in English and maths. Training will take place in our well equipped, and modern salons with instruction from our highly skilled team.

You will learn practical skills by working on block heads and classmates, before moving on to paying clients in our real working salon.

Professional Staff

All tutors are fully qualified, and work within the industry

Develop a Portfolio

Create a portfolio that will help you within your career

Working with Real Clients

External Clients are Sourced for Assessments

On Site Salon

We have an on-site salon working with real clients

Key information

Depending on location and job role you can earn anything from an apprenticeship wage (£3.90) to at least £8.21 per hour. If you are you are self-employed you can earn £100 + per hour.

There is a predicted job growth of 7.2% in the West Midlands over the next 3 years.

Why join this industry?

  • Earn while you learn
  • Be creative
  • Flexibility working
  • Be your own boss
  • Exciting career prospects

You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform, details of which will be provided at enrolment.

You can become a…

  • Senior stylist
  • Manager
  • Cruise Liners
  • Colour technician
  • Lecturer
  • Salon owner
  • Freelance hairdresser
  • Film and Television
  • Session stylist
  • Sales rep

Take the next step with a career in Hairdressing and Barbering

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You don’t just need to have left school to become an apprentice, we have apprenticeship offers for all ages and are a great way for adults to retrain for a new career. Whatever destination you’ve set your sights on, an apprenticeship will help you get there.

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

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