Canterbury College - Hairdressing
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Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Hairdressing is a creative and rewarding career, and our training salon is a lively, exciting and stimulating place to learn.

Our staff share their professional insight with the students and teach them what it takes to succeed in the world of professional hairdressing. Students will learn the latest techniques and gain industry knowledge alongside their learning by attending guest talks and demonstrations with internationally recognised haircare companies.

  • Salon Manager
  • Hairstylist
  • Colour Technician
  • Barber
  • Cruise Ship Stylist

Students work in The Canterbury Spa, our own commercial training salon, which is open to the public. Students use the latest industry-standard products from the likes of Goldwell and Wella.

Career Prospects

Example: Hairdressers and barbers

 Annual pay
£8,840 - £23,920
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 9% over the period to 2027, adding 19,166 jobs. In the same period, 76% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 156,393 job openings.

Role description

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

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Entry requirements

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progress and succeed at College.

Please see our Group entry requirements

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Need more help?

Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111