The Academy of Hair & Beauty Studies; where well trained, passionate and experienced staff deliver a variety of qualifications that are designed to ensure our students are ready for work, and have the knowledge, training, resilience and high aspirations that are needed to be successful.
Thank you for your interest and application to the NEW Technical qualifications in Beauty & Spa Therapy. As you know, this is a fast-growing industry and we at West Suffolk College are thrilled to be able to offer you the opportunity to study with us.
A career in beauty therapy is an exciting one, with close links to the fashion and hairdressing industries. It is varied and diverse, offering lots of opportunities to learn and develop skills in a range of different areas. This is a practically-based course and learners will be required to work to a high professional standard on members of the public within the realistic working environment.
These courses can include the following: Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Practice for Beauty Therapists, Hair Removal Treatments, Facial and Skin Analysis, Manicure treatments, Pedicure treatments, Light cured gel polish, Lash and brow treatments, Application of make-up services and Introduction to the Spa Industry. The course is assessed via an external practical and theoretical assessment. The practical exam will take up to 6 hours, the theoretical exam consists of short and extended answer style questions. You will need to provide your own models for practical assessment. You will be required to complete work related experience within the industry to enrich their programme of study and gain relevant employability skills.
Working in the Beauty Therapy, Nail Technology, Hairdressing, Barbering and Make-Up industry attracts passionate, artistic, and hardworking individuals, this is a demanding industry where maximum job satisfaction is guaranteed for the right person. This is an industry where teamwork, artistry and personal flair is part of every working day and that brings with it the responsibility and rewards that ensure that every day is a new and exciting challenge.
If you are looking for a long term, varied career that motivates and inspires your passion then this is the career for you
Some of the products used in the hairdressing and beauty industry contain nuts and therefore this occupation may not be suitable for those people with an allergy to nuts.
We are happy to provide a range of courses for anyone interested in kick starting a career in any of the five specialist vocations. Choose from a range of full time diplomas, perfect for those leaving school, or our part time courses for those aged 19+ or an apprenticeships where you can earn a wage while learning on the job.
Days & times
Starting September 2022