This short introductory course is aimed at any young learner who would want to pursue a career within the hairdressing and barbering industry,

The course includes some technical skill development together with an emphasis on the development of essential employability skills necessary to work in this client focused industry

Shampoo and condition hair

Removal of chemical services

Setting and styling techniques

Blow drying techniques.

Personal grooming and self-presentation skills

Communication skills

Reception skills

Team working
Practical observation and written assessment



Full time college study programme
Applicants must demonstrate motivation and enthusiasm to working in this client focused industry
Salon Skills - Beauty& Nails
No associated additional costs


Salon assistant



Colour technician


Long hair specialist

Potential earnings 20K plus
National Careers Advice

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development