Beauty Therapy

Study a beauty degree at Newcastle College

This course combines practical beauty techniques with management principles to set you up for a supervisory or management role within a beauty and spa environment. You’re required to undertake work placements whilst studying to gain valuable work experience. Previous students have secured work placements at organisations including Glenaeagles and Rockcliffe Hall.

If you're looking to start a beauty degree this September, we're still accepting applications through UCAS Clearing until Saturday 30 September.

View our Beauty course in Clearing


Based in our £16 million Lifestyle Academy, as a beauty student you'll have access to:

  • Our commercial beauty salon and spa, The Retreat, which includes a whirlpool bath, sauna, steam room, drench showers and heated mosaic relaxation beds
  • A beauty and holistic therapy training floor to give you a real taste of what it's like to work in the industry.
  • 3D Lipo Machine.

Specialist Training

As a beauty student you'll have the opportunity to enrich your learning experience with specialist industry training from the following providers:

Environ is a cosmeceutical skincare brand that was developed in South Africa by leading plastic surgeon Dr Des Fernandes. As well as specialist training from Environ, you’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a free postgraduate qualification with the International Institute of Anti-Ageing who supply Environ® Skin Care to thousands of clinics throughout the UK. 

Jane Iredale
Jane Iredale is the leading international mineral makeup range used in salons and the media. As part of the training you’ll learn to retail and apply Jane Iredale Makeup.

Advanced Nutrition Programme
This training takes place during the first semester of year one of your course and on completion allows you to retail and offer advice on the Advanced Nutrition Programme range.

Employer Links

You'll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement within The Retreat, our own beauty salon and spa, which has been recognised as a Centre for Excellence for the International Institute for Anti-Ageing. Previous students have also secured work placements at top spa’s and hotels including Rockcliffe Hall and Gleneagles as well as Pro Skin, a leading skincare clinic offering a range of treatments at an affordable rate.