We work with employers to help young people gain the right skills through qualifications, apprenticeships and training programmes. These apprenticeships are for you if you want to progress into a job in the beauty industry. You'll be working in our state-of-the-art salon that feels like the real thing - Opus Salon, which is located on-site at the college with the latest equipment and a professional atmosphere.

~ Includes work experience ~

Age groups

16-18, 19+

What options can I choose?

CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
Manicure2AwardCity and Guilds
Pedicure2AwardCity and Guilds
Facials2AwardCity and Guilds
Lash and brow2AwardCity and Guilds
Waxing2AwardCity and Guilds
Hair and Beauty

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 1

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2
1, 2, 3DiplomaCity and Guilds
Nail Technology2CertificateCity and Guilds
Nail Extensions2
Massage3CertificateCity and Guilds
Sports Massage3CertificateCity and Guilds
Complementary Therapies3DiplomaCity and Guilds
Beauty Therapy2Apprenticeship
Introduction to MassageCollege Certificate
‘Mybrow’ Hi Definition brow shaping and colouringCollege Certificate
‘MyLash’ Individual lash extensionsCollege Certificate
‘MyLash’ LiftCollege Certificate
Intimate WaxingCollege Certificate
Spray TanningCollege Certificate
Ear PiercingCollege Certificate
Nail Art (Basic)College Certificate
Gel NailsCollege Certificate
Advanced massage techniques and posture assessmentCollege Certificate
Cutting and Styling Services
Hairdressing Advanced Technical Diploma3
Hair Coloring Services2
Make-Up Artistry2
Nail Treatments2

What will I learn?

A range of beauty skills including facial, manicure and makeup. At the higher level you will learn more advanced techniques such as electrotherapy and Indian head massage.

What qualification will I have?

Depending on which course you take, you’ll have an award, certificate or diploma.

How do I complete the course?

You’ll be assessed through practical skills and assignments or online exams.

What can I do next?

With your qualification, you can apply for jobs including:

  • nail bar technician
  • make up artist
  • spa therapist

On successful completion, you will be equipped to progress to a higher level qualification or, depending on the level, into the workplace. If you do an apprenticeship, the apprenticeship employer will give you a reference that shows your next employer that you’ve got the required skills.

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