Hairdressing & Barbering Courses

Course Area Overview

The SWC Hair & Beauty department have created a suite of courses to suit students from every level. These courses can act as stand alone qualifications but work best as complimentary 'add-ons' to your main studies in the field of Hair and Beauty.

Hairdressing & Barbering is a vibrant, fast-moving and creative industry. If you have a flair for hairstyling or barbering are imaginative and fashion-conscious, and enjoy meeting new people, hairdressing or barbering are the perfect careers for you.

Each course of study in this curriculum area will enable you to develop a wide range of skills such as colouring, cutting and styling. You will have the opportunity to train in our state of the art hair and barbering salons and to work in industry one day per week. As new styles come into fashion, our courses are adapted to ensure your skills are always up-to-date and industry-relevant. Hairdressing and berbering are challenging and rewarding careers.

It is full of opportunities and if you work hard you can move up the ladder quickly to management, business and training.


Each campus at South West College has in-house Hair and Beauty salons where hairdressing and beauty therapy students practise the latest techniques and treatments to develop their training skills. These salons are open to the general public offering attractive discounted rates.