Customer care skills and creativity will take you a long way in this dynamic industry.
Have you got a talent for making other people look and feel great?
Do you want to work in a beauty salon, health spa, hotel or even on a cruise ship?
At Stephenson College we offer the courses to give you a great start in this dynamic and fastpaced industry.
What’s happening in the industry?
Hairdressing and Beauty salons have both been named in the top 10 most popular start-ups in the United Kingdom in the last year, and for good reason. There are around 300,000 people working in this popular sector which annually generates and contributes a massive £7 billion to the UK economy.
Of the 300,000 people who work in the hair and beauty industry, half are self-employed and work their own hours, with part-time work proving popular. With average spend on hair and beauty treatments on the rise year-by-year, there has never been a better time to take that first step at breaking into this industry.
Beauty Therapy is a skilled profession that can provide a satisfying and rewarding career. The Advanced Apprenticeship is aimed at Beauty Therapists and covers a high level of skills and knowledge. Apprentices will be expected to work as part of a team in the workplace. You will receive additional training by our friendly experienced lecturers who will develop your skills in body massage, a range of corrective facials, stone therapy, Indian head massage and aromatherapy using pre-blended oils. You will expand your knowledge of the human body studying each individual body system.
You will need to work towards Functional Skills at level 2 if you do not already hold a GCSE at grade C or above.
Beauty therapy is an exciting industry and is for anyone who is serious about a career in beauty therapy. Our highly qualified experienced staff will guide you through a range of subjects that will enable you to develop the essential skills required by this ever growing industry. These include make-up, lashes, facials, manicure, pedicure, eyebrow enhancement, lash tinting and waxing. You will need to work towards Functional Skills at level 2 if you do not already hold a GCSE at grade C or above.
The VRQ in Beauty Therapy Level 2 aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the beauty industry. The course covers the ever expanding range of treatments in the industry including make - up, lashes, facials, manicure, pedicure, eyebrow enhancement and waxing.
The Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy course builds on the basic skills of a Level 2 qualification. This course aims to provide you with a wide range of specialist practical skills and technical knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training with the beauty and spa industry.
You will expand your knowledge of treatments to include electrotherapy treatments, micro-dermabrasion and a range of massage therapies.
Stone therapy dates back thousands of years but recently it has become one of the most popular treatments in salons and spa. Stone therapy is a valuable addition to existing qualifications and will enable massage and beauty therapists to offer so much more to their clients.
My confidence has grown and I’ve made lots of friends. My tutor is very helpful and I’m learning new skills all of the time. Life at college is great!