Hair & Beauty
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The UK 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, wellbeing centres, male grooming and alternative beauty therapies all booming, the career opportunities have never been so vast.
Hair & Beauty at Calderdale College
Watch the video to see why you should study at Calderdale College and find out where one of our Hair & Beauty courses could take you.
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, just speak to a member of our advice and guidance team who will advise you.
Love being creative and recognise the holistic benefits of self-care?
Passionate about giving customers amazing experiences?
A natural people person with good attention to detail?
Want to join a thriving industry full of great job opportunities?
Why study Hair & Beauty
We have the modern ‘Full Works Salon’ on campus to enhance your learning with us. 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 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 to cruise ships, to luxury spas.
Learn from top stylists and therapists, who can help you become a future star of the industry.
What careers could
our courses lead to?
*Figures are based on typical salaries in that job role from payscale.com/research/UK/Job
Up to £37K
Up to £30K
Up to £22K
Up to £30K
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!
Some example modules include
- Manicures and Pedicures
- Eyebrows and Lashes
- Shampooing and Conditioning Hair
- Styling and Finishing Hair
- Colouring Hair
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.
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Here at Calderdale College we’ve invested in fantastic facilities. Don’t just take our word for it, explore on the interactive map below.
Calderdale College Campus
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Percival Whitley Centre
- Business & Enterprise
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- Skills for Life
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- Dental Nursing
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- D Cafe
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- Hair & Beauty
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- Students Union
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- Cuisine 1893
- Enrolment Suite
- Learner Services
- Trade Academy
- Sports & Fitness
- Animal Care
- Learning Centre
- Outdoor Pitches
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.
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!