Course Type: Full Time

Introduction to Hair and Beauty

  • Course Code HAIEAT002A
  • Start Date 2nd September 2019
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

You will work in our professional Botanica Salon, Spa & Barber 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. 


You'll focus on the following

  • 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. 


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.

An interview is required and equipment is needed.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

You'll need good communication skills, plenty of enthusiasm and the ability to work with other people.

Required experience

We welcome applicants without prior experience.

This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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