Hair and Barbering
Hair and Barbering
STUDYING HAIR AND BARBERING AT WESTON COLLEGE
Are you artistic and looking for a creative outlet? Love to create unique hairstyles? With the right support and training, you could turn your personal passion into a successful career - you can open the door to a successful career in this fun and fulfilling sector! Skilled and qualified hairdressers and barbers have clear routes into the industry and the ability to upskill and retrain.
On average hairdressers and barbers start on a salary of around £14,000 per year, and with experience and higher qualifications this can go up to £30,000.
Former students have gone on to open their own hair salons and barbers, work on cruise liners, work in the fashion, film and television industry as stylists.
There are two routes to choose from:
- Full-time - at the Hair and Beauty Centre
- Apprenticeship – work-based training in the surrounding area with regular sessions at the Hair and Beauty Centre
Job roles in the West of England currently include:
We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are leveraging our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.
Our beauty qualifications have been developed in conjunction with local and national employers, giving you qualifications that employers look for - opening the door to a successful career in this fun and fulfilling sector.
Taught by tutors with impressive industry careers, you will also benefit from our partnerships with: Dennis Williams Hair and Beauty Supplies, Eve Taylor, CKD (College Kits Direct), Florenceroby (The luxury uniform company for beauty, hair and spa) and VTCT.
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Hair, VRQ Diploma
This programme is an ideal starting point to embark on a rewarding and creative career in the world of hairdressing. The course serves as a valuable introduction to the industry, and you will cover a wide range of topics related to hair care, styling techniques, colouring, cutting, and salon management. With a strong focus on practical trainin...Click Here
Hair and Media Makeup Level 2
This diploma is an exciting programme designed for individuals who have a passion for the art of transformation through hair or makeup. The course offers a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical training, equipping you with the skills and techniques needed to excel in the fast-paced world of hair and make-up artistry. From glamoro...Click Here
Hair Professional: Barbering, Apprenticeship
This hands-on apprenticeship is designed for individuals with a passion for men's grooming and hairstyling and offers a unique opportunity to learn the art of barbering while gaining real-world experience in a professional barbershop setting. As an apprentice, you will work alongside skilled barbers, honing your skills in traditional barbering...Click Here
Hair Professional: Hairdressing, Apprenticeship
This is a dynamic and hands-on programme designed for individuals who are eager to pursue a career in the hairdressing industry. This apprenticeship offers a unique opportunity to learn and earn simultaneously, combining on-the-job training with classroom instruction. As an apprentice, you will work closely with experienced professionals in a ...Click Here
Advanced and Creative Hair Professional, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship will allow you to become an advanced practitioner in ladies’ hair services. It is an exciting and dynamic course allowing you to specialise in your chosen field. You will be required to be employed as an apprentice for a minimum of 30 hours per week, attend our Knightstone Campus once per week plus have an enthusiasm and ...Click Here
Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-up studies, Diploma
If you’re looking to develop your passion and skills in media hair and makeup, this qualification will teach you all you need to help you achieve a career in the industry. This course will encourage you to be creative and inventive and try techniques you’ve never had the chance to before, while discovering what is most effective in differe...Click Here
Hairdressing , T Level
The Hairdressing T Level is an innovative programme designed to prepare students for a successful career in hairdressing. As a T Level student, you will embark on a two-year journey that combines classroom-based learning with industry placements, providing you with a well-rounded education and invaluable hands-on experience. Throughout the pro...Click Here
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The Beauty Spot
“Through Weston College’s Career Excellence Hub, we are able to get involved and support students....
Whether that be through delivering masterclass sessions, playing a part in the development of curriculum or offering work experience."
All hair and beauty programmes are based in the Hair and Beauty Centre, at the Knightstone Campus.
- The Hair and Beauty Centre includes five purpose-built, industry standard salons including, hairdressers, barbers, beauty salon, a nail salon and a specialist media make-up facility
- The Hair and Beauty Centre is open to the public giving you regular, real client experience ensuring you are ready for the industry
- All the Hair and Beauty Centre lecturers have many years experience working in the sector, so you will be learning from experts with current and relevant knowledge
- Plus, you will have the opportunity to experiment with different styles and techniques, displaying them at our end-of-year hair and beauty show.
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