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Hair and Beauty and Spa Therapy Courses

The Hairdressing, Beauty & Spa Therapy sector is an exciting industry to be a part of and one that is going from strength to strength. The Hair & Beauty Department at John Ruskin College has professional, industry equipped Hairdressing salons and Beauty treatment rooms, including a flotation tank and sauna. This is the place to take your first steps towards the career of your dreams.

Perhaps you are interested in a career in Hairdressing or Hairdressing & Media Make-up. Or perhaps you are considering Beauty or Spa Therapies? The good news is the Hair & Beauty Sector is big business with thousands of independent and big brand employers. If Hair and Beauty is your passion you should be encouraged by the vast range of career paths that these courses provide you with.

All the courses in the Hair, Beauty & Spa Therapy Department offer tailored routes into employment and provide you with the essential training in the commercial on site salons. You will be required to carry out work experience while on your course to develop your employability skills. You will also have the chance to be entered into national competitions to test your skills. So join us and feel confident you will be well prepared and ready for the opportunities after your College course.

The highly skilled teaching team will support you with developing a career focused route, and develop your technical and professional skills to enable you to enter the world of Hairdressing, or Beauty and Spa Therapy and be a success.


What opportunities are open to you as a Hair and Beauty and Spa Therapy student?

Curriculum Enhancement:

  • Educational visits that will open your mind to new ideas and support exciting projects
  • Exciting in house training from top manufacturers in Hair & Beauty including Dermalogica, Clarins, and Airbase
  • The chance to demonstrate your skills and talents in the end of year showcase
  • Access to regional and national competitions
  • Guest speakers from local and national salons & spas to answer any questions you may have about employment

Links with Industry Professionals:

  • Learn from the experts. All our teaching staff are industry professionals who bring learning to life with their experience and undergo continuous training to keep up to date with the latest trends and services to enhance your experience with us
  • Visits to exhibitions to meet the professionals and pick up tips
  • Opportunity to undertake work experience to enhance your skills and build up your networks
  • Guest speakers and professionals come into the College to support your learning

Hair and Beauty and Spa Therapy Courses on offer

  • Level 1 Vocational Courses in Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

    Areas of Study
    This course is suitable for those of you who wish to develop the core skills needed in beauty therapy. The course will involve both practical and theory classes. During the practical lessons, you will work in a realistic salon environment and will be expected to carry out beauty therapy treatments on clients, once you have reached a certain level of ability.

    Some examples of the units that will be covered are: health & safety, facials, eye treatments, manicure and pedicure, waxing and make-up.

    Employment and Progression Opportunities: Employment as a Beautician within a salon. Therapists may want to specialise in Make-up, Skincare or Nails. Progression within the College may include Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Body and Spa Therapy.

  • City and Guilds level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up

    Areas of Study
    This course is suitable for those of you who wish to develop the core skills needed in both Hair & Media Make-up. The course will involve both practical and theory classes. During the practical lessons, you will work in a realistic salon environment and will be expected to carry out hairdressing services & beauty therapy treatments on clients, once you have reached a certain level of ability.

    Some examples of the units that will be covered are: working in the beauty industry, health and safety, client care and communication, apply skin tanning techniques, body art design, apply make-up & photographic make-up, the art of colouring hair and the art of dressing hair, and make and style a hair addition.

    Employment and Progression Opportunities: Employment as an assistant in TV and Film Production, working within a Hair and Beauty Salon, working in a Health Club as a make-up artist. Progression may also include Level 3 Diploma Hairdressing and Media Make-up.

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

    Areas of Study
    This course is suitable for those of you who wish to develop the core skills needed in hairdressing. The course will involve both practical and theory classes. During the practical lessons, you will work in a realistic salon environment and will be expected to carry out hairdressing services on clients, once you have reached a certain level of ability.

    Some examples of the units that will be covered are: health & safety, style and dress hair, shampoo & condition hair, colour & lighten hair and cutting women’s hair.

    Employment and Progression Opportunities: Employment as a Junior Hairdresser working within a Salon or Health Club. Learners may decide to progress on to specialise in colouring or the role of a stylist at Level 3 Hairdressing.

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Body & Spa Therapy

    Areas of Study
    This course is suitable for those of you who wish to develop the advanced skills needed in Beauty and Spa Therapy. The course will involve both practical and theory classes. During the practical lessons, you will work in a realistic salon environment and will be expected to carry out beauty and spa therapy treatments on clients, once you have reached a certain level of ability.

    Some examples of the units that will be covered are: monitor procedures for health and safety, promote additional products and services, provide body massage treatments and provide self-tanning treatments, monitoring the operation of the sauna, steam and hydrotherapy treatments, provide body wrapping and flotation treatments, and provide facial electrical treatments and body electrical treatments.

    Specific Entry Requirements
    An interview and must hold an NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy with at least a merit, the required level of attendance and punctuality from previous course and recommendation from personal tutor.

    Employment and Progression Opportunities: Employment as a Beauty, and Spa Therapist working within a Salon, Spa, Health Club or Cruise ship. Therapists can decide to specialise in Skincare, Massage or Body Therapy. Progression may also include Foundation degree or HND.

  • City and Guilds level 3 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up

    Areas of Study
    This course is suitable for those of you who wish to develop the advanced skills needed in Media Make-up. The course will involve both practical and theory classes. During the practical lessons, you will work in a realistic salon environment and will be expected to carry out beauty and hairdressing treatments on clients, once you have reached a certain level of ability.

    Some examples of the units that will be covered are: monitor procedures for health and safety, promote additional products and services, provide fashion and photographic makeup design and apply face and body art, apply camouflage makeup and provide creative hair design skills.

    Specific Entry Requirements
    An interview and must hold an NVQ Level 2 in Media Makeup or VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Media Makeup with at least a merit, the required level of attendance and punctuality from previous course and recommendation from personal tutor.

    Employment and Progression Opportunities: Progression may include Foundation Degree or HND in Specialist Make-up, employment in retail for example with MAC or Bobbi Brown Cosmetics etc., work in makeover studios or as a bridal/tv/film makeup artist.

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

    Areas of Study
    This course is suitable for those of you who wish to develop the advanced skills needed in hairdressing. The course will involve both practical and theory classes. During the practical lessons, you will work in a realistic salon environment and will be expected to carry out hairdressing services on clients, once you have reached a certain level of ability.

    Some examples of the units that will be covered are: monitor procedures for health and safety, promote additional products and services, colour correction, creative colouring, creative cutting and creative styling of hair.

    Specific Entry Requirements
    An interview and must hold an NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing or VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing with at least a merit, the required level of attendance and punctuality from previous course and recommendation from personal tutor.

    Employment and Progression Opportunities: Employment as a Hairdressing Stylist working within a Salon, Spa, Health Club or Cruise ship. Therapists can decide to specialise in colouring or the role of a stylist. Progression may also include Foundation degree or HND.

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