Hairdressing

Pathways

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

Even the most famous hairdressers started as salon juniors, and the College offers exactly the right pathways to help you succeed in this rewarding, creative and fast-moving career.

Develop your skills and learn more specialised hair services and start your dream career as a Senior Stylist or self-employed Hairdresser.

You’ll learn advanced perming, cutting and colouring techniques and learn how to create more complicated hair styles for special occasions. As well as practical skills, you will gain experience in agreeing customer needs through consultations and learn the basics of salon management.

You will have a real insight into the industry with guest speakers from local businesses. You can also look forward to the opportunity to undertake work experience placements in our commercial salon or in salons in the local area.

All training and assessment is carried out by industry trained and qualified stylists. These tutors will offer you the benefit of years of their experience and contacts within the industry

Career Prospects

This pathway could lead to many career opportunities

Example

Hairdressers and barbers

Annual pay
£27,040

The workforce is projected to expand by 1% over the period to 2024, adding 1,703 jobs. In the same period, 35% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 71,315 job openings.

Role description

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

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 Folkestone College

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Shorncliffe Road
Folkestone, Kent
CT20 2TZ