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Newcastle College Hair And Beauty 3

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Hair, Beauty and Make-Up

Do you have a flair for applying make up? Do you enjoy trying out the latest hairstyles? Are you looking to learn practical skills and techniques to turn a hobby into a successful career? If so, a hair and beauty course with Newcastle College might be for you.


Our hair and beauty courses give you the opportunity to apply your skills on real paying customers within The Retreat, our commercial hair and beauty salon and nail bar which is open to the public. 

You will also have access to our beauty and holistic therapy training floor, a Centre for Excellence for the International Institute for Anti-Ageing.

Whether you want to become a hairstylist, colour technician, beauty therapist or make-up artist, we will help you get to where you want to be.  

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What can I study?

Mental Health - Level 1

This one day Mental Health course supports our Barbering or Beauty students to understand what is meant by mental health and mental ill health.

Length: 1 day
Study: Short Course
Start date: 18th October 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

Gain practical experience of the roles available in the Hair and Beauty sector and explore career pathways to take your next steps.

Length: 3 months from October or February
Study: Short Course
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Hair Techniques - Level 2 (Part-Time)

Do you want a career working with people and helping them to feel good? Develop all of the essential skills you need for a future in hairdressing. Once you have completed this course, you can progress onto Hairdressing - Level 2 (Part-Time).

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Hairdressing - Level 2 (Part-Time)

If you dream of becoming a professional hairstylist, this part-time Hairdressing course will set you on the right path. Study this course after completing the Hair Techniques - Level 2 (Part-Time.

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Hairdressing - Level 3 (Part-Time)

Balayage, beach waves, bobs and bangs... do you dream of a career in hairdressing? This part-time Hairdressing course is perfect for you!

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Barbering - Level 2 (Part-Time)

Do you want to learn the art of barbering? Looking for a career in gents' hairdressing?This intensive part-time Barbering course will prepare you for your future career.

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Barbering - Level 3 (Part-Time)

Do you have a passion for Barbering? Develop your skills to provide advanced gents cuts, colour and shave services.

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 17th October 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Beauty Therapy - Level 2 (Part-Time)

Succeed in the beauty industry through learning learn skincare, manicure and pedicure treatments, eyelash and brow treatments, and make-up.

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Beauty - Level 3 (Part-Time)

Are you passionate about self-care and helping others feel their best? This part-time Beauty course will help you to achieve your dreams of becoming a beauty therapist.

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Make-Up - Level 2 (Part-Time)

Do you love to create striking looks and experiment with the latest make-up trends and products? This part-time Make-up course can help you launch your career as a make-up artist.

Length: 10 weeks from November or March
Study: Short Course
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Media Make-Up - Level 3 (Part-Time)

Prosthetics, photographic make-up, media hair design, body art and more. Learn everything you need to become professional make-up artist.

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Nail Technology - Level 2 (Part-Time)

Learn how to prepare, apply, maintain and remove gel nail enhancement systems.

Length: 10 weeks from September or January
Study: Short Course
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Artificial Nails - Level 3 (Part-Time)

Learn how to prepare, apply, maintain and remove nail enhancement systems such as UV gel, wraps and liquid and powder acrylic.

Length: 12 weeks from September or March
Study: Short Course
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Permanent Lashes - Level 3 (Part-Time)

Do you work in the beauty industry and want to expand your skills and services? This Permanent Lashes course will help you to develop the technical skills you need to deliver eyelash and eyebrow services.

Length: 7 weeks
Study: Short Course
Start date: 19th January 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Indian Head Massage - Level 2 (Part-Time)

This Level 2 award in Indian Head Massage is ideal for those just starting out in the industry, therapists wanting to develop their skills or even for those looking to carry out treatments on friends and family.

Length: 10 weeks
Study: Short Course
Start date: 13th March 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Swedish Massage - Level 3 (Part-Time)

Add the Swedish Massage to your treatment list with this short intensive course.

Length: 17 weeks from September or February
Study: Short Course
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Brow Lamination Workshop

Learn how to create a fluffy, spiky, defined or natural finish brow in this one day Brow Lamination Workshop.

Length: 1 day in December or May
Study: Short Course
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Gel Nails Workshop

Gel nail polish is one of the most demanded treatments in the industry, learn how to prepare the nail for treatment as well as perfect polish techniques.

Length: 1 day in October or July
Study: Short Course
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Hot Stones Workshop

If you already hold a Level 3 Massage Award and are looking to add hot stones massage to your treatment list, this workshop is perfect for you!

Length: 1/2 day, 5pm - 9pm
Study: Short Course
Start date: 30th January 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Lash Lift Workshop

Learn how to carry out an effective lash lift and tint to enhance your clients eye and reduce the need for daily makeup application.

Length: 1 day in November, April or May
Study: Short Course
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Simple Back Massage Workshop

Gain an insight into massage therapy and learn a simple back massage routine that you can adapt in practise.

Length: 1 day
Study: Short Course
Start date: 8th December 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a Hair and Beauty qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Ensures custody of all cash receipts and organises regular stock checks.
  • Recruits, supervises and trains staff.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Advises on the facilities available and promotes publicity in relation to shows, games, races, new theme parks, etc..
  • Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in recreational activities and arranges exhibitions, theatrical productions, concerts, demonstrations etc..
  • Ensures that facilities are kept clean and in good condition and that appropriate health and safety requirements are adhered to.
  • Organises timetable of activities/schedule of programmes.

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Daily tasks:

  • Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
  • Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
  • Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
  • Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
  • Ensures clients.
  • Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
  • Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.

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Daily tasks:

  • Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.
  • Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming.
  • Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate.
  • Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies.
  • Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques.
  • Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions.
  • Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair.
  • Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning.
  • Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body.

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Daily tasks:

  • Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
  • Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
  • Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
  • Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
  • Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
  • Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
  • Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
  • Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
  • Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.

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What can I do with a Hair and Beauty qualification?

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