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Hairdressing and Beauty courses are run in the College’s working salon – Visions Hair & Beauty Salon

Visions Hair & Beauty Salon is open to the public giving students practical vocational experience whilst training, and are fully equipped with everything you expect to find in a commercial hair and beauty salon.

These courses train students to industry standards that model real and demanding working environments.

Visions Hair & Beauty Salon offers great value services using the latest state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained tutors. Trainee hairdressing and beauty therapy learners provide a great service to a wide range of customers.

We offer everything from a spray tan for a gorgeous sun kissed glow to a funky new hair colour

For more information about a wide range of services on offer, or to book an appointment call 749944 or email:

Beauty & Holistic Therapies

The courses we offer prepare you for working in the industry and will emulate real working environments.

Progress to Hair & Beauty – Level 1

Units covered will be:

  • Developing self
  • Preparation for work
  • Environmental awareness
  • Working as part of a group

Plus a selection of hair and beauty units

Level 2 City & Guilds NVQ Beauty Therapy

Units covered will be:

  • Lash and brows
  • Makeup
  • Waxing
  • Facial
  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Reception duties
  • Health and safety

Level 3 City & Guilds NVQ Beauty Therapy

Units covered will be:

  • Body massage
  • Electrolysis
  • Face and body electric
  • Indian head massage
  • Intimate waxing or lash extensions


For more details or how to apply, please contact: Gillian McCartney

NVQ Level 2 subjects studied in Hairdressing

Whilst studying at the College you will learn how to do the following:

  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Support the health, safety and security of the salon environment

NVQ Level 3 subjects studied in Hairdressing

Entry qualification: successful completion of Level 2

  • Provide client consultation services
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively colour and lighten hair
  • Undertake hair colour correction
  • Develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills


For more details or how to apply, please contact: Gillian McCartney

Additional learning support

As part of your learning programme, if you have not yet attained a grade C/4 or equivalent in mathematics and English language, you will be required to study a Functional Skill or GCSE in these

Students may require additional support for a number of reasons. At the start of your course you will be asked to complete an initial assessment in order for us to identify any additional needs that you may have. During your course, your personal tutor will be able to guide you on how best to access support.

We can offer the following:

  • Progress Coaches
  • Learner Support assistance (1:1)
  • Learner Support assistance (group)
  • Learner Support assistance (drop-ins)
  • Specialist ESOL teaching
  • Study lab sessions
  • In-class support
  • Special arrangements for exams