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If you have a passion for hairdressing, why not share it with others? Teaching hairdressing is a great way for passionate hairdressers to nurture a new generation of talented individuals and bring them into the trade. It’s often a natural career move for current hairdressers looking to advance in their career.

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In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about becoming a hairdressing teacher. We’ll explain the benefits of the role, the opportunities available and the qualifications you’ll need to succeed.

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What does teaching hairdressing involve?

As a hairdressing teacher/lecturer you will be working with a range of students from 14 years old and above, each of which will have varying learning styles and abilities. As a teacher, it is your responsibility to treat every student with equality and respect.

The main responsibilities of a hairdressing lecturer are to develop the knowledge and skills of your learners to a standard that will enable them to work as a professional. You’ll be teaching a variety of different topics — everything from cutting and shampooing to colouring. In addition to imparting your knowledge, you’ll also be responsible for the following:

  • Administration tasks
  • Writing a scheme of work and a teaching assessment plan
  • Creating lesson plans and resources
  • Marking assignments
  • Attending department meetings

Teachers have a duty of care that you will be expected to adhere to. You’ll be responsible for the welfare, health and safety of your learners, plus, you’ll be required to have one-to-ones with each of your students to support them however they need it.

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Why should I teach hairdressing?

Teaching hairdressing is a great way to advance in your career while also sharing your passion with others. There are so many great benefits to becoming a hairdressing teacher. Here are just a few:

  • Excellent job satisfaction as you watch your learners finish their training and take their first steps into a professional hairdressing role
  • Work for yourself, giving you more flexibility over your hours and what you teach
  • Generous salary

As of the time of publishing, the average annual salary of a hairdressing lecturer is £31,405. The most experienced hairdressing lecturers can earn up to £49,000.

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What kind of teaching opportunities are available?

The great thing about teaching hairdressing is that there are lots of opportunities available to teach what it is you’re passionate about. You might wish to work as:

  • Hairdressing lecturer in an academy
  • Private tutor
  • Apprenticeship trainer

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What qualifications do I need to teach hairdressing?

To teach hairdressing you will need a level 2 and level 3 in all the technical aspects of hairdressing, plus experience in a salon. 

In addition, you’ll need to earn qualifications in education and training. You’ll need at least the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET), but you may choose to earn the Level 4 or 5 as well.

What is the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET)? 

A foundation award, the AET is designed for learners with no prior experience of training or teaching. It is designed to be an introductory qualification to the adult education sector, giving you a beginner’s look into teaching and what it involves.

There are three units within this course:

UNIT NO. 1 — Understanding the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

UNIT NO. 2 — Understanding and using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in education and training

UNIT NO. 3 — Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

Start your journey to becoming a hairdressing teacher today by enrolling on the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) with CTC Training. With CTC, you can earn qualifications from the comfort of your own home. Simply enrol on a course and you’ll gain access to our 24/7 student portal, where you can view course content and upload assessments at your leisure.

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