Hairdressing and Beauty courses

Hair and beauty at Newcastle College

A hair and beauty course at our Lifestyle Academy focuses on giving you practical experience to hone your skills working with people in a salon or spa environment. Benefit from learning in specialist facilities, gaining real industry experience through links with employers and prepare for a career in helping others look and feel great.

Hair and Beauty Courses

Typically, if you have or are predicted less than 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or below:

Typically, if you have or are predicted 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above:


Based at our Lifestyle Academy and Sandyford Campus, students have access to industry standard facilities, these include:

  • two commercial hair and beauty salons and nail bar which are open to the public
  • an amazing spa facility with whirlpool bath, sauna, steam room, drench showers and heated mosaic relaxation beds
  • a beauty and holistic therapy training floor.

Employer Links

We have developed a wide range of employer links with students participating at events for The EAT! Festival, ¡VAMOS! Festival, Wynyard Hall, The Hilton Group, Gleneagles, Skibo Castle and Wella Exposure as well competing in regional and national hair and beauty competitions. We also support charities such as the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Little Princess Trust. We are also the regional interview centre for Steiner Cruise Liners and our commercial salon is a Centre for Excellence for the International Institute for Anti-Ageing.