• 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: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September TBC Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This is a nationally recognised qualification for those looking to commence a career in the hairdressing industry UK or nationally or for those wishing to progress from Level 1 in a related subject area.

A minimum of two GCSE grade D’s including English Language or Hairdressing Level 1.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery. You will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

Assessment is undertaken through observed practical tasks within our training/commercial salons. You will practice techniques on other students in the class.

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

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

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What’s next?

You could progress onto NVQ Level 2/Level 3 Hairdressing or career opportunities include, Employment in a Hairdressing salon, Working on a Cruise Liner, Opening your own business and Teaching hairdressing. (Progression to NVQ Level 2/Level 3 will require you to have excellent attendance, behaviour and timekeeping)

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Why college is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.

Independence

College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

We are the College of the Year

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019).

Why choose Sunderland College?

94.7% of our students progressed to further study, university or employment

 

(*Based on 16-18 year olds desination data 2016/17 academic year)

Our achievement rates are well above the national average

We have the widest range of courses in the region.

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.

Careers

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

£ 21421

429 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

£ 11442

4679 people employed as Hairdressers and Barbers in the current year.