Hair &

Based in our on-site commercial salon, you will learn all about working in this glamorous yet demanding beauty industry.

The UK’s hair and beauty industry has doubled in size in just 15 years, so it’s never looked better as a long-term career choice. With barber shops, hairdressing and various beauty therapy salons all booming, the career opportunities have never been so vast!

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Beauty Therapy Level 1
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 36 Weeks Attendance: Full Time
Restart: Introduction to the Hair Sector (February Start) Level 1
Study Area: 16-18 & 19+ Duration: 6 Months Attendance: Part-Time
Hairdressing Level 1
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time
Barbering Professional Level 2 Standard
Study Area: Apprenticeships Duration: 1-2 Years Attendance: Part Time
Beauty Therapist Level 2
Study Area: Apprenticeships Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Part Time
Beauty Therapy Level 2
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time
Barbering Level 2
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Part Time
Beauty Therapy (Adults) Level 2
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Part Time
Hairdressing Level 2
Study Area: 16-18 & 19+ Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time or Part Time
Hairdressing Professional Level 2
Study Area: Apprenticeships Duration: 1-2 Years depending on experience Attendance: Part Time
Barbering Level 2
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time
Advance and Creative Hair Professional Level 3
Study Area: Apprenticeships Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Part Time
Why study Hair & Beauty

Based on campus, our modern Salon HX1 will enhance your learning at Calderdale College! It’s run and used by students and staff, giving you the chance to experience a working salon before you enter the real working world. Practise up-to-the-minute haircuts, hair colours and a number of beauty treatments!

Our learning programmes are packed with variety, so no working day is ever the same.

You’ll be able to tap into our wide network of industry contacts, helping you to secure employment after college.

We have specialist staff and supporters who have worked in every sector of the industry – from film sets and cruise ships to to luxury spas.

Learn from top stylists and therapists, who can help you become a future star of the industry.

Which level is best for you?

Calderdale College has a set of standard entry requirements. Apply for the course you want to study and we will help you get there.

There are a lot of courses available – work focused, practical and academic so it is important to think about the future and whether you want to proceed to university, move onto another course or get a job. We offer BTECs, Apprenticeships, T Levels, NVQs, VRQs, Degree Level Courses and more.

If you’re still not sure, don’t worry. You can speak to a member of our Advice and Guidance team who give you their best advice!

What will I study?

Whether you choose to study Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Barbering or one of our many other Hair and Beauty courses, you will study a range of units within your chosen course. There’s something for everyone!

Example Modules
Some example modules include:

Course Pages
Each individual course page contains information on the modules of study, but if you have any questions we are on hand to help.

Contact our Advice and Guidance team on 01422 399267 or email [email protected] for more info.

Get the skills and qualifications to join a thriving UK industry already worth more than £6 billion each year.

  • Make-up Artist

    Up to £39k
  • Hair Stylist

    Up to £30k
  • Nail Technician

    Up to £35k
  • Beautician

    Up to £30k
Do you…

Love being creative and recognise the holistic benefits of self-care?

Are you…

Passionate about giving customers amazing experiences?

Are you…

A natural people person with good attention to detail?

Do you…

Want to join a thriving industry full of great job opportunities?

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Get your fresh Starbucks at our Inspire Café

Located in the Inspire Centre, our Inspire Café sells Starbucks beverages plus a range of sandwiches and snacks. It is open to students, staff and visitors to the Inspire Centre.

Where to find us
The Inspire Café can be found in the Inspire Centre, at our campus on Francis Street, Halifax.

Food and drink available
Within the café you can find a range of sandwiches, paninis, cold drinks and Starbucks beverages, plus a range of other snacks.

Loyalty card
We offer an Inspire Café loyalty card, for every Starbucks drink you purchase you will be given a stamp and once you have collected 8 stamps you will get a free drink on us!

G Floor

If our Digital Skills and Media students are not in DigiHub they may find themselves on our top floor. 

This is also home to our Business suite and many Apprentices will spend their college hours here with 1 to 1s or group sessions.

Home to:
  • Digital Skills & Media
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Apprenticeships
F Floor

Our University Centre is located on F Floor and is home to all Higher Education students and staff. 

Home to:

  • University Centre
  • Professional Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Access to HE
  • Curriculum Support
  • Skills for Life
E Floor

This is home to our Health and Social Care Students.

Here you will find a dentistry room with working chair and tools, a pharmacy, a hospital room and nursery style classroom for Childcare students.

Home to:

  • Health & Social Care
  • Early Years & Childhood Professions
  • Dental Nursing
D Floor

D Floor is home to our student run D Cafe.

Run by Employability and Life Skills students, the cafe provides them with skills for the future as well as providing you with a nice coffee and cake. 

Home to:

  • Maths and English
  • Employability & Life Skills
  • D Cafe
  • ESOL
  • Job Centre Plus
C Floor

Our business support, executive suite and meeting rooms are all found on C floor. This floor is restricted for student entry unless permission is granted. 

Home to:

  • Business Support
  • Executive Suite
  • Meeting Rooms
  • External Funding
B Floor

Here you will find The Full Works Salon, a hair and beauty salon run by staff and students; with affordable treatments for you and your friends.

One of our two Learning Centres is also on B Floor and has plenty of PCs for drop-in use as well as bookable rooms for collaboration and quiet study.

Home to:

  • Full Works Salon
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Multi Faith Room
  • 14-16 Suite
  • Students Union
  • Learning Centre
A Floor

A Floor is home to our state-of-the-art DigiHub and Trade Academy. Our Digital Skills, Computing and Media students will spend a lot of their time here in the music studio, photography studio or iMac Suite.

Students of our construction courses will find our Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery workshops. You will also find Cuisine 1893, our very own restaurant standard kitchen, where our hospitality and catering students will train. 

Home to:

  • Reception
  • Cuisine 1893
  • DigiHub
  • Enrolment Suite
  • Learner Services
  • Trade Academy
Inspire Centre

The Inspire Centre is home to our Sport students. With a fitness suite, rock climbing wall, sports hall and outdoor pitches there’s plenty of opportunities to get stuck into a new sport or fitness regime.

The Inspire Centre also hosts our second Learning Centre and our Animal Care students will also find their animals in the various classrooms dedicated to them, or in the outdoor hutches. Facilities for our Public Services, Outdoor Education, Electrical, Plumbing and Engineering courses are also found in the Inspire Centre. Plus you can grab a coffee from Starbucks on your way out!

Home to:

  • Sports & Fitness
  • Animal Care
  • Learning Centre
  • Outdoor Pitches
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