Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 year Level 3 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational
September 1 year Level 3 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in beginning a career in the beauty industry.

Completion of GCSE's or KS4 with English and maths at an appropriate level. You will also be required to complete a practical skills assessment at the start of the course.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationary, pens, pencils, files etc. You will also be required to provide your own uniform and suitable footwear. A full kit must also be purchased and you may be eligible for financial assistance to help with these costs. Any external trips or visits may also incur additional costs.

The course is taught using a variety of practical methods in our dedicated training salons and theoretical methods in the classroom. You will also get the opportunity to gain industry experience working in our commercial salon.

English and maths are important life skills that will help you achieve the best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved a grade 9 - 4 in GCSE English and or maths at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

You will gain your work experience working alongside Level 3 therapists in our commercial salon.

You will have the opportunity to attend master-classes, listen to guest speakers from industry, participate in competitions both in-house and externally and also take part in external trips and visits.

This is a full-time course with classes running anytime from 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday. You will be given your timetable during induction.

Classes can be anytime from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. You may also be required to study at home.

To provide the skills and knowledge needed to work with clients in beauty salons.

What’s next?

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Why college is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

We are the College of the Year

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019).

Why choose Sunderland College?

94.7% of our students progressed to further study, university or employment


(*Based on 16-18 year olds desination data 2016/17 academic year)

Our achievement rates are well above the national average

We have the widest range of courses in the region.

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.