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Your Study Options

  • Hair and Beauty
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Hairdressing

About the course

Beauty Therapy is the ideal course for you if you are interested in making people look and feel great. Level 1 gives you a steady grounding to prepare you for what the industry can offer you. A career in Beauty Therapy gives you the opportunity to explore an exciting industry with a vast array of career opportunities

How much does it cost?

Free to those aged 16-18. There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

You will need to buy personal stationery plus kit, uniform and online learning resource. Cost approx £160.

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Why study?

Beauty Therapy is a dynamic industry with lots of different career opportunities. Successful people can take their pick from many top jobs – preparing models, working on magazines and photoshoots and in theatre and film. The UK beauty industry is regarded as one of the best in the world, meaning there is ample opportunity to travel.

Where will this course take me?

HE, spa or salon management.

Our students have experienced positive work placements at the following salons:

  • Zoe Dee Hair and Beauty
  • Funky Tips
  • Mode Beauty Therapy
  • Salon 35
  • The Beauty Bar
  • Naturals
  • Eden

We have strong links with Dermalogica, Chris & Sons, OPI.

Core modules

  • Introduction to the Hair and Beauty sector
  • Provide basic manicure treatment
  • Provide basic pedicure treatment
  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector
  • Skincare
  • Basic make up application

Optional modules

  • Presenting a professional Image

How will I be assessed?

You will have a mixture of practical sessions in the salon and classroom-based lessons teaching underpinning knowledge. You will be expected to complete hairdressing/beauty/barbering services on paying clients in the commercial salon.

It is expected that you may need to bring in your own clients for practical assessments. Educational trips will also be available to enhance learning.

You will be assessed through:

  • Online exams
  • Practical observations
  • Assignments

Will I have to provide anything?

You will need to buy personal stationery plus kit, uniform and online learning resource. Cost approx £160.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.