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Introduction to Hair & Beauty at Gateshead College

Course description

You will work in our professional Baltic Salon & Spa where you can build a solid set of skills. You'll also work in a salon placement one day per week to develop your customer service skills and demonstrate your creativity. This will truly prepare you to progress into employment or further study.

You will study hairdressing and beauty therapy as a combined programme, which will give you the opportunity to sample both areas of this extremely creative industry.

Course content

  • Analysis of the skin and hair structure
  • How to creatively apply make up and nail treatments
  • Nail art
  • Face painting
  • Creatively dressing hair
  • Colour enhancement

This course will enable you to develop skills in both hairdressing and beauty therapy to give you the advantage to choose your individual pathway

Entry requirements

  • You'll need good communication skills, plenty of enthusiasm and the ability to work with other people.
  • We welcome all applicants without any prior experience or knowledge in this area.
  • You will need motivation to achieve and have a passion to gain skills enabling you to progress this as a career in the future.

Future opportunities

Fast-track to an apprenticeship

If you can’t find the right apprenticeship vacancy or you want to do some studying first - no problem. You can start on a vocational study programme then once you’re ready and a vacancy becomes available, we’ll help you transfer on to an apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gateshead College directly.

Last updated date: 13 April 2016

Key information


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    • Gateshead College's Baltic Campus is located on the Gateshead quayside, just minutes from Newcastle City Centre and its attractions.

      The College is situated behind the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Sage Gateshead.

      The College has its own car park, but at busy times alternative parking is available nearby.

      There is a charge for parking. Students can apply for a permit to allow free parking during study time.