• 98%

    of our students have progressed to a positive destination.

    Sunderland College destination data, 16-18 year olds, 2017/18 academic year.

  • 93%

    of our students agreed that the teaching on their course is good.

    Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2018

  • Free meals

    Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.

Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
13/10/20201 Year2Full-TimeCity CampusFull-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course if for anyone with an interest in hairdressing that would like to learn the skills needed to get started in the industry.

You will need at least two GCSEs at grade 4 including English Language and preferably maths or a Hairdressing NVQ Level 1.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+450.00*You will need to provide your own stationery. You will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

The course is taught using both practical and theoretical methods in the classroom and our training/commercial salon. You will practice techniques on other students in the class and your IT skills will also be developed throughout the course.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skill

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What’s next?

After completing this course you could apply the skills to find work in the industry or progress on to Level 3 course in hairdressing.


Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.

Medium Salary

£ 22588

318 people employed as Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors in the current year.

Hairdressers and barbers

Hairdressers and barbers shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair.

Medium Salary

£ 17326

4953 people employed as Hairdressers and barbers in the current year.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.