Hair and Beauty Courses

Are you looking to develop a career within the hair and beauty industry? Do you want to master the art of creative hair and make-up techniques? If so, Swale Skills Centre’s unique hair and beauty training courses at our purpose-built centre on St Michael’s Road, Sittingbourne could be the right choice for you.

Whether your dream is to work within the industry or even set up your own business enterprise, we have a range of hair and beauty training courses in Kent that are designed to help you progress into further education or employment.

Our students benefit from real, hands-on experience at our busy commercial Salon, Headturners, where we expect the highest level of customer care.

We also believe in smaller class sizes, typically comprising of 10 – 12 students, to maximise the level of support our experienced tutors can provide to their teaching group.

Choosing the right hair and beauty course

We have a wide variety of hair and beauty training courses available, from one day short courses to full-time diplomas. These can be customised by choosing from a range of modules to suit your needs and wants for the future.

Courses on offer include:

Full Time 16+

Apprenticeship 16+

A hair and beauty apprenticeship could be the start of an exciting and rewarding career in hairdressing or barbering.

Our Sittingbourne apprenticeships offer practical, hands-on experience with an employer, often with a real chance of progression within that organisation once training has been completed.

  • City and Guilds Level 2, with Functional Skills Level 2 and Employability combined
  • City and Guilds Level 3, with Functional Skills Level 2 and Employability combined

Find out more about apprenticeships in hair and beauty

Refresher courses

Looking to make your return into the industry? Our hair and beauty refresher courses consist of 6 weeks of training to get you up to speed.


At the Swale Skills Centre we’re proud to offer traineeships. These are a new, non-employed, work-based study programme which enables students to gain qualifications and work experience with other employers, in a range of vocational areas.

Our hair and beauty traineeship courses aim to support young people who wish to develop the right skills for apprenticeships and sustainable employment.

Find out more about traineeships in hair and beauty