Carol Opie-Kumar

Other Qualifications

  • BA in Education
  • Barbering Level 2
  • Indian Head Massage Level 3
  • Beauty and Complementary Therapy Level 3
  • Beauty Therapy Level 2
  • Hairdressing Level 3

Carol Opie-Kumar

Centre Manager Hair, Beauty and Catering

I started my Hairdressing career at the age of 16 as an Apprentice which gave me a solid foundation to develop my passion for the industry where I worked my way up to Level 3. I gained further qualifications in Beauty Therapy Level 2 & Level 3 which broadened my skills. I have been in education for 19 years and really love to see our students develop a wide range of skills progressing through the levels leading to secure employment, some even opening their own salons.


  • 2009 - Current | EQA for City and Guilds

    External verifier for City and Guilds in hairdressing, looking at Quality assurance systems and ensuring the quality in provision of hairdressing/barbering qualifications, and offering on-going support to FE colleges and private providers.

  • 2008 | BA in Education from Huddersfield University

  • 2004 - Currnet | Craven College

    Centre manager for Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Nails, Hospitality and Catering

  • 1978-2019 | Industry practice

    Since completing an apprenticeship in I have experienced working in a variety of salons and run my own business

  • 1978 | Hairdressing Apprenticeship

    My 3 year apprenticeship taught me many skills in hairdressing, science, art at college and fantastic practical experience in the workplace

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