Hair and beauty courses

From hairdressing to threading, makeup and complementary therapies, gain skills you can use for work, friends or family
Person wearing a head scarf and smiling directly at the camera as they comb and style a mannequin head.

Practical and professional skills

We offer a range of courses in hair, beauty and complementary therapies. Our qualification courses will develop your practical and technical skills and knowledge to work professionally.

Short courses and workshops: Want to learn a new skill for friends and family? We have several short hair and beauty courses and workshops.

Employment: There are many jobs in the hair and beauty industry with flexible working hours. You can also choose to be self-employed. Our courses give you the opportunity to gain the qualifications you need.

Salon learning: Our commercial salon helps you train in a realistic working environment and practise your skills. You get hands-on experience to prepare you for the workplace.

Get a qualification: Before you start, we will discuss your skills and study options and explain more about our courses. Level 1 courses are a good introduction to the sector; they offer the opportunity to move up to Level 2. Our Level 2 courses will prepare you for a new job or a promotion.

Taster sessions: Not sure if this is a career path for you? We can provide free taster sessions; please contact us for more information.

Learning with us: Our courses will be a blend of online and face-to-face learning.

From our learners

‘I have loved this year because I had the opportunity to do clients’ hair. I am grateful to my teacher for giving us the knowledge of how to deal with colour and to cut hair using different techniques.’

Denise, Hairdressing Diploma Level 1 learner

Careers and opportunities

‘Four of the ten most popular start-up businesses in the UK are in this sector: barbers, beauty salons, nail salons and hair salons.’

Labour Market Intelligence

About us

Our team of professionals have extensive knowhow in the hair and beauty industry. One of our tutors runs their own business, another uses their holistic therapy skills to help hospital patients. All are experienced educators with a wealth of up-to-date commercial and specialist teaching experience.

Accreditation organisations include VTCT (Vocational Training Charity Trust) for special training.

Start a course: book an assessment

For course dates and fees, please check our 2020-21 course listing

You will need to book an assessment before you can enrol on these courses. Assessments are free and will help you enrol on the right course for your needs.