Hair and Beauty


There are many levels of study available depending on whether you're just starting out or are currently working in a hair or beauty setting and want to increase your skillset

Beauty Care & Makeup NC Level 5 content Student applying makeup to a customer

Beauty Care & Makeup NC Level 5

This fast-track course will help you develop your creative skills in the application of makeup and learn the basics required to carry out treatments for the face, body, and nails.

With a combination of both theoretical and practical learning, most of the teaching will take place in the college salon to build your experience of working with clients in a realistic work environment.  

Beauty Care NC Level 6 content Nail technician wearing PPE buffing the nails of a client

Beauty Care NC Level 6

The beauty industry is perfect for outgoing and creative individuals. Growing year on year, with a variety of new and exciting treatments, the industry has an ever-expanding clientele.

Ideal for those who have progressed from Level 5 NC Beauty Care and Makeup, this course will build upon the foundation developed and focus on the practical skills required by local industry and clientele. It will include beauty and nail treatments, spa therapies and wellness therapies.

Hairdressing NC Level 5 content Hairdresser cutting a client's hair

Hairdressing NC Level 5

You'll gain the basic knowledge and experience of working in a commercial hairdressing salon, this qualification is assessed in the workplace and/or a realistic work environment.

Students must work in a professional manner taking into account establishment requirements such as appearance and dress code, personal conduct, personal hygiene, reliability and punctuality.

Hairdressing NC Level 6 content Hairdresser applying dye to a client's hair

Hairdressing NC Level 6

Following on on from the SVQ at SCFQ level 5, this course introduces you to more advanced cutting and colouring techniques. You'll undertake client consultations with less supervision and can work on the salon floor independently while having the opportunity to enhance your skills.

You may choose to study this course full time, or if in employment by work-based learning and attend college for the theory parts of the course.