Specialise in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy, develop your skills and be taught by our industry-experienced teaching team. Gain skills of both practical application of techniques and knowledge of treatments and clients. You may also have the opportunity to study additional qualifications and participate in skills week activities to gain additional specialist skills and certificates.
Fit training around any existing commitments with theory work that can be completed remotely and extended evening and weekend opening times for practical training and assessments.
We have state-of-the-art facilities including our commercial, on-site training salon, Aspirations. We work in partnership with industry professionals including Salon Services, Ellisons, Sally’s and local salons, and with brands such as Dermalogica, St. Tropez, Steiner, Caflon and OPI. You will participate in industry competitions such as World Skills UK and take part in regular work placements with local businesses.
We offer hair and beauty training to school leavers and those aged 19 or over. With a wide range of course levels available we can cater to all abilities. Our courses are in a range of areas. Apply today to start your new career and one of our tutors will be in touch to discuss your training options.
You’ll train within our dedicated media make-up classrooms and develop skills in airbrush make-up and cosmetic camouflage, prosthetics and special effects techniques, creative hairdressing and styling, face and body art and more. As well as taking part in regular masterclasses and industry guest speaker sessions, there will be opportunities to work on-location with models and performers and provide a wide range of creative makeup services in media, theatre, and fashion and photographic settings. Our tutors will support you with entering into the World Skills UK competition, plus other trade shows and make-up industry exhibitions.
Learn everything you need to know about hair and excellent customer service in a commercial salon environment. You’ll study everything from the science behind hair conditions to chemical services and practical hair techniques. Our training salons feature industry-standard equipment and products, allowing you to learn in a high-quality and professional working environment, which helps prepare you for a successful career. During your studies, you’ll complete an industry placement and gain experience of everyday salon life. This will help build your confidence and communication skills - preparing you for work in the industry. You’ll also have the opportunity to study additional short courses which provide you with a range of skills, such as hair extension application.
Study all aspects of beauty therapy in our commercial salons using the latest equipment and products. You’ll develop skills in both theoretical and practical aspects of beauty therapy across a range of treatments as well as reception and managerial skills. There are opportunities to study additional short courses which provide you with the latest trends and techniques to prepare you for the world of work. Regular industry placements within local salons, spas and health settings throughout the course allow you to put into practice the skills learned at College and build your CV and portfolio. Many of our students have progressed onto our degree level courses or into employment as Beauty Therapists in salons and on cruise ships.