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Our professional qualifications in hairdressing help learners launch and develop their careers as hairdressers, barbers, wigmakers and salon managers. Salon assistants can quickly work their way up in the hairdressing industry. There are many opportunities to become managers, trainers or owners.

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board Members

City and Guilds work with a vast number of employers, industry experts and professional associations from across the hairdressing and barbering industry areas. Our Industry Advisory Board is formed of these people and work with us to ensure that we continually strive to meet the needs of people joining employment in our industry.

Together we seek to continually raise professional standards and shape the future of hairdressing and barbering. City and Guilds are proud to work in association with this inspiring group.

  • Available in UK
  • Available internationally
  • Technical Qualifications


10 qualifications

  • All
  • SASE frameworks
  • Apprenticeships standards
What are these?

What are these?

Apprenticeships in England are delivered under either apprenticeship standards or SASE frameworks. SASE frameworks are being phased out and replaced by the standards.


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Introducing employers we work with

For a list of some of the organisations who've supported our Technical Qualifications, view our employer endorsement guide >

Why choose Technical Qualifications

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Hear directly from our learners, tutors and employers as they share their experiences on our Technical Qualifications.

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Funding information

We have provided guidance on funding to help with your programme planning:

Funding Guidance >


We run a wide range of events across our sectors, including qualification briefings, CPD events and centre management events. Take a look at our calendar for more information. 

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International Courses

See our new suite of internationally recognised qualifications for Hair and Beauty >

Resources and support

Exam officers and tutors in colleges and other institutions offering City & Guilds Technical Qualifications can find all the key information and support they will need on our resources and support page. 

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