The Sector

This sector includes companies dedicated to hair and beauty care from cosmetic, skin care and nail care, to health treatments such as massages and reflexology. The sector is big business in the UK – it is worth nearly £20 billion and employs more than one million people. There are an estimated 30,000 hair and beauty salons across the country, employing a workforce of over 150,000 specialists.

 

The Careers

The beauty sector will continue to grow over the coming years, meaning that there will be a greater need for skilled beauty and spa therapists, nail technicians, hairdressers and barbers, with numerous career options including: salons and clinics, high street chains, department stores, hotels, spas, cruise ships, or as a self employed/mobile practitioner.



Advanced Apprenticeship Hairdressing

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This Apprenticeship is for you if you are an enthusiastic, motivated, honest, reliable and trustworthy applicant with a passion for Hairdressing who wants to work in the industry whilst training. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start on this programme. Contact the College for the latest start date.

Type:
Apprenticeship
Level:
3
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Apprenticeship Barbering

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This Apprenticeship is for you if you are an enthusiastic, motivated, honest, reliable and trustworthy applicant with a passion for Barbering who wants to work in the industry whilst training. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start the programme. Contact the College for the latest start date.

Type:
Apprenticeship
Level:
2
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Apprenticeship Beauty Therapy

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

An apprenticeship is employment with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for your immediate employment and future career. Your training will equip you with a range of skills covering many aspects and specialist techniques required to work in the beauty industry.

Type:
Apprenticeship
Level:
2
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Apprenticeship Hairdressing

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This Apprenticeship is for you if you are an enthusiastic, motivated, honest, reliable and trustworthy applicant with a passion for Hairdressing who wants to work in the industry whilst training. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the College for details of when these are.

Type:
Apprenticeship
Level:
2
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Beauty: Nail Services Level 3 Diploma (Advanced Nail Technician)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This is an award winning course (2 Gold winners at UK WorldSkills). This course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career as an Advanced Nail Technician. You will study for a vocational qualification designed for people who have already completed the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy or Nail Treatments and wish to specialise in advanced nail treatments. You will study nail technology including liquid and powder, gel, airbrush nail art, nail art, e filing, health and safety. You will study through a combination of theoretical and practical work.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
3
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Beauty: Spa Therapy Level 3 Diploma (Spa Therapist)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want a career as a Spa Therapist. The course offers an in-depth study of spa therapy skills for anyone wanting to learn about the Spa Industry or for experienced therapists aiming to broaden their skills. You will need to have successfully completed the NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or equivalent. An interview is necessary to show your enthusiasm and commitment. You will be required to purchase an overall and equipment. This course will include maths, English and experience of work. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
3
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Beauty Specialist Techniques Level 2 Certificate (Salon Junior)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This is a new course leading to a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a junior beauty therapist and it will support you to gain employment as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. You will develop practical skills in facial skin care; eyelash and eyebrow treatments; make-up, health and safety and client care. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills in a number of optional specialist units including manicure and pedicure.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
2
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Beauty: Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up Level 3 Diploma (VTCT)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you wish to pursue a career as a theatrical make-up artist. The course leads to a specialist vocational qualification which complements the skills gained at Level 2 beauty therapy or hairdressing. It is for those wishing to pursue a career as a professional make-up artist or advance their skills to specialise in special effects make-up including prosthetics. The course is delivered in our fully equipped Make-up Studio at the Media and Performing Arts Centre at the Burslem Campus. This course will include maths, English and experience of work. You will train and complete all assessments in the specialist studio and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
3
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Beauty Therapy Advanced Diploma Level 3 (Beauty Therapist)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want to broaden your career in the Beauty Therapy Industry. The course covers many aspects and advanced specialist techniques of Beauty Therapy. You will need to have successfully completed a Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy or equivalent. An interview is necessary to show your enthusiasm and commitment. You will be required to purchase an overall and equipment. This course will include Maths, English and experience of work. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
3
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Beauty Therapy Level 1 (Salon Assistant)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want to work as a Salon Assistant or commence your career in the beauty industry. All Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapy courses offer a great education through practical skills and theoretical knowledge. All the tutors are highly qualified and experienced, working to teach the latest styles and techniques. This course offers an ideal starting point for your career and will include maths, English and experience of work. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
1
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Beauty Therapy Level 2 (Adults)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This qualification is for you if you want a career in the Beauty Therapy industry. The course covers many aspects and specialist techniques of Beauty Therapy. You will study through a combination of theoretical and practical work.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
2
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Beauty Therapy Level 2 (Junior Therapist)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want a career as a Beauty Therapist. The course covers many aspects and specialist techniques of Beauty Therapy. You will study through a combination of theoretical and practical work.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
2
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Hairdressing Level 1 (Salon Assistant)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want to work as a Salon Assistant or commence a career in hairdressing. All Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapy courses offer a great education through practical skills and theoretical knowledge. All the tutors are highly qualified and experienced, working to teach the latest styles and techniques. This course offers an ideal starting point for your career and will include maths, English and experience of work. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
1
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Hairdressing Level 2 (Adults) Certificate

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want to have a career in Hairdressing. You will build on your knowledge of the many different aspects of hairdressing through a combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities including experience of work.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
2
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Hairdressing Level 2 (Adults) Diploma

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want to have a career in Hairdressing. You will build on your knowledge of the many different aspects of hairdressing through a combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities including experience of work.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
2
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Hairdressing Level 2 (Junior Stylist)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want to have a career in Hairdressing. You will build on your knowledge of the many different aspects of hairdressing through a combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge. This course will include maths, English and experience of work. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
2
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Hairdressing Level 3 Certificate (Salon Stylist)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This is the course for you if you want to progress your career in hairdressing. You will learn many different aspects of hairdressing through a combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge. This course will include Maths, English and experience of work. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
3
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Beauty: Nail Services Level 3 NVQ Diploma

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This is a vocational qualification designed for people who have already completed the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy or nail treatments and wish to specialise in nail treatments. You will train and complete all assessments in the Nail Academy and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities. You will have opportunity to enter National Skills Competitions in which learners have been very successful.

Type:
Course - Part Time
Level:
3
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Beauty: Nail Treatments Level 2 Certificate (VTCT)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

The nail industry has increasingly become separate to beauty therapy as specialist nail salons become commonplace in the high street. The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments is a specialist vocationally related qualification which will develop the basic knowledge, skills and competencies that you need to work as a manicurist or pedicurist and is the minimum standard required to work effectively. This qualification enables you to provide treatments for relaxation and improving the condition and appearance of the skin and nails on the hands and feet. The qualification is most suited to students who wish to embark on a career as a nail technician. Units of study include: Follow health and safety practice in the salon Client care and communication in beauty-related industries Provide manicure treatments Provide pedicure treatments Working with others in the hair and beauty sector

Type:
Course - Part Time
Level:
2
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Sports Massage Level 3 Diploma (VTCT)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

In this vocational qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning the practice of sports massage therapy, including functional anatomy and physiology, nutrition, classification of sports injuries and the stages of healing. You will also gain an understanding, skills and techniques to plan, prepare for and apply a range of sports massage methods to uninjured clients. You will also develop skills to evaluate massage strategies and methods to inform on future practice. This qualification is comprised of two mandatory units: Functional anatomy, physiology and nutrition for sports therapies Applying sports massage methods to non-pathological tissue Progression onto the Foundation Degree in Complementary Therapies or an alternative specialism is possible.

Type:
Course - Part Time
Level:
3
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Facilities for you:

  • L’Oréal Hair Salon
  • Specialist training and hands-on courses
  • Industry standard commercial salons, spa and nail academy
  • Bespoke theatrical and media make-up studio
  • Use of products found in real salons
  • Competition winners every year in national skills competitions
  • Close links with local and national employers

 

Careers in this sector:

  • Barber
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Hairdresser
  • Salon Manager
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Nail Technician
  • Spa Therapist

 

Stacey Cartwright – Hair and Beauty

The course has helped me build my confidence and learn new skills.  The tutors were all so supportive, I could always talk to them for advice and support.  The facilities are fantastic.