Pathways are made up of courses focussed on future careers or further education opportunities

Come to Dover Technical College, and get a head start in the creative and rewarding world of hairdressing. 

Here you will be taught by staff with industry knowledge and experience, as well as gain work experience in our very own salon. Our qualifications will give you the confidence and knowledge employers are looking for. We will equip you with the skills you need to progress into the world of work. 

You’ll learn how to conduct a thorough consultation prior to starting a service and understand how the choice of shampoos and conditioners can affect the hair and scalp. In addition, we offer opportunities for students to learn from professional designers and interact with local entrepreneurs, as well as participate in community activities such as the Dover Roman Festival. 

Career Prospects

This pathway could lead to many career opportunities


Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

Annual pay

The workforce is projected to expand by 7% over the period to 2024, adding 2,389 jobs. In the same period, 38% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 12,927 job openings.

Role description

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

What's next?

Step 1 Apply

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

Step 2 Interview

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

Courses at Dover Technical College

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Contact us

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Maison Dieu Road
Dover, Kent
CT16 1DH