If you like the sound of working in a hair salon or beauty spa, why not do one of our hair and beauty courses? At Totton College, learning is done in small, practical groups and informal workshops that feel just like the real thing. So you’ll get plenty of salon-style experience in our working salon, Opus Salon.
~ Includes work experience ~

Age groups

14+, 16-18, 19+, Leisure courses


What courses 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, 2Award, certificate or diplomaCity and Guilds
Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship (also available as 19+ ACCREDITED ADULT COURSE)2, 3Apprenticeship
Hairdressing Apprenticeship2, 3Apprenticeship
Women's and Men's Hairdressing

Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma

Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma
2, 3Certificate, diploma or NVQ diplomaCity and Guilds
Nail Technology2CertificateCity and Guilds
Sports Massage (19+ ACCREDITED ADULT COURSE)3CertificateVTCT
Complementary Therapies (19+ ACCREDITED ADULT COURSE)3DiplomaCity and Guilds
‘Mybrow’ Hi Definition brow shaping & colouringCollege Certificate
‘MyLash’ individual lash extensionsCollege Certificate
‘MyLash’ LiftCollege Certificate
‘MyLash’ LiftCollege Certificate
Intimate WaxingCollege Certificate
Spray TanningCollege Certificate
Nail Art (Basic)College Certificate
Gel NailsCollege Certificate
Advanced massage techniques and posture assessmentCollege Certificate
Plaiting & Hair Up for ParentsCollege Certificate
Family Hair CuttingCollege Certificate
Classic Bridal & Prom HairCollege Certificate
Hair Colouring RefresherCollege Certificate
Vintage StylingCollege Certificate
Family Hairdressing

Part 1

Part 2
College Certificate
Cutting and Styling Services
Hairdressing Advanced Technical Diploma (also available as 19+ ACCREDITED ADULT COURSE)3
Hairdressing (also available as 19+ ACCREDITED ADULT COURSE)2
Hair Colouring Services2
Make-Up Artistry2
Nail Treatments2
Nail Extensions (19+ ADULT ACCREDITED COURSE)2

What will I learn?

The combined course will offer you a range of services and techniques across both sectors. These include:

  • hair cutting and styling
  • hair colouring
  • facials, manicure and makeup

Other courses will focus on individual areas of learning.

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 exam.

What can I do next?

Depending on the level of qualification, you can apply for jobs such as:

  • hairdresser
  • hair and beauty stylist
  • nail bar technician
  • make up artist
  • massage therapist
  • spa therapist

Alternatively you can take a related course at a higher level or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.

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