Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence


Hairdressing is a popular career which has many great prospects. You can work in a salon, at home, abroad or even on a cruise liner. You may even decide to open your own salon, and we can help you achieve this through one of our management pathways. Students also go on to apprenticeships or straight into work in leading salons.

All our courses are delivered in our beautiful training salons and students compete in industry skills competitions to a very high standard. We also have a luxurious
commercial hair salon, where you will be able to gain valuable real work experience working with paying clients.

Once qualified, many hairdressers continue to develop their skills in the many specialist areas we offer.

Great reasons to choose Hairdressing at CRC

  • Superbly-equipped training salons & teaching rooms
  • Fantastic commercial work experience in our state-of-the-art hair salons
  • Opportunity to represent the college in national competitions
  • Highly qualified teaching staff

What can you study at CRC?

Entry City & Guilds Introduction to Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma in Hairdressing
Level 2 City & Guilds VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Barbering & Hairdressing
Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma in Hairdressing for Colour & Styling Technicians
Advanced Apprenticeship in Barbering & Hairdressing

“I would like to run my own business. The tutors are lovely and very helpful. I enjoy
hairdressing and having clients come into the salon is great.”

Lily Trushell - Level 2 Hairdressing

“I have always been creative and into fashion, so hairdressing seemed to be a perfect match. A lot of lads are probably embarrassed to get into hairdressing, but I’d say go for it – there is nothing to hold you back”

Shane Jenkins - Hairdressing

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.