Course Manager - Hairdressing and Barbering

Tresham College, are currently recruiting for Course Manager - Hairdressing and Barbering at our Kettering/Corby Campus

Course Managers at Tresham, play a pivotal role in the success of our students through: Course Promotion and Student Recruitment:

  • Manage student applications and interviews in collaboration with the Head of Department and course team members.
  • Oversee the production of course materials (leaflets, handbooks, etc.) and understand funding income and associated costs.

Effective Liaison and Line Management:

  • Communicate effectively with teachers, course team members, and various staff.
  • Line manage Associate Lecturers and ensure compliance with College procedures .

Course Design and Organization:

  • Disseminate information and meet awarding organization requirements.
  • Coordinate student enrolment and timetables.
  • Manage quality assurance processes and prepare course reviews.

Student Progress Management:

  • Monitor progress, set targets, and support at-risk students.
  • Propose improvements in student outcomes.
  • Enforce policies on attendance and disciplinary procedures.

Data Management:

  • Handle registration, certification, and accurate data processes.
  • Monitor course data and communicate changes to relevant teams .

Ideal candidates will have experience/knowledge of:

  • Teaching and learning in FE
  • Consistently providing a high-quality learning experience for all students
  • Consistently providing a high performance in previous roles/jobs
  • Working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Working constructively to achieve team objectives and deadlines
  • Raising student retention and achievement rates
  • Curriculum models


  • Relevant Level 3 qualifications in Hairdressing and Barbering
  • Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 or equivalent
  • Safeguarding training
  • Equality and Diversity training
  • PGCE/CertEd or equivalent
  • Assessor qualification
  • Internal Quality Assurance qualification

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational VISION values:

  • Valuing Teamwork - We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Improving Continuously - We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on practice and learning from others.
  • Student Centred - At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Inclusive - We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.
  • Open and Caring - We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage with and support each other.
  • Nurturing Education Excellence - We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.

About Tresham College

Tresham College has three main sites in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough, each with impressive modern buildings.  Across our sites we offer a range of subjects including art & design, construction, engineering, motor vehicle, hairdressing and beauty therapy and more in support of our local communities.

About The Bedford College Group

The Bedford College Group was formed in 2017 following the merger of Bedford College and Tresham College and is now the largest provider of education in the South East Midlands, with over 15,000 students passing through our doors each year.

Today, the Group is made up of a family of colleges across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire: Bedford College, Central Bedfordshire College and Tresham College in the towns of Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough; Shuttleworth College, a specialist land-based college; The Bedford Sixth Form, (the only dedicated sixth form in Bedford); The Corby Sixth Form, (opened in September 2023); and the National College for Motorsport alongside Silverstone race circuit. To widen accessibility to education and training, the Group also has community-based Learning Centres in Bedford, Corby and Kettering which offer IT training.

Safeguarding our Students

The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. The Bedford College Group's policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.
Candidates who are barred from working with children are reminded it is a criminal offence to apply for this post.

Terms and Conditions - Bedford College

  • 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • 45 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Teachers Pension
  • Free on-site parking (subject to availability)
  • Retail and leisure discounts

For further information please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.