We’ll develop your expertise in a wide range of face and body treatments, from skin care, make-up and nail technology to massage and stone therapy. You’ll be equipped for exciting career opportunities in salons, spas, hotels and cruise ships as well as the fashion, theatre and film industries.
Derby College is renowned for high-quality learning pathways, whether for those just embarking on their careers, for apprentices training in salons or for qualified beauty therapists keen to broaden their portfolio of treatments.
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You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.
If you don’t already have a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.
We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.
When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Retail and Customer Service are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.
With her sights set on a career as a make-up and prosthetics designer in the world of film, talented Rachel Dennis has already stepped into the spotlight.
She came third in the regional finals of the World Skills competition, having spent many hours creating a prosthetic of the Jabberwocky game character. At our 2014 Peak Awards, she also received the SENSI Hairdressing, Holistic and Beauty Therapy prize – sponsored by Pompadour – for her commitment and superb practical abilities.
Rachel went on to secure a coveted university place to study Advanced Media Make-up in Grimsby, one of only three accredited courses in the UK.
I first became interested in makeup design when I watched films like Lord of the Rings so I was delighted to hear that Derby College ran a specialist course in the subject. Winning the Peak Award completed a fantastic year and having the World Skills experience will certainly be good for my future CV.
£12,000-£19,000 per year.
Providing cuts and colour
£210 for a ten-hour day in TV
Perfecting styles for anyone appearing in front of an audience or camera
£13,000-£20,000 per year.
Carrying out face and body treatments
Up to £37,000 per year.
Responsible for all aspects of running the business
The Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority offers information about careers
The Freelance Hair and Beauty Federation offers training on planning, setting up and managing a hairdressing business, as well as ongoing training and continuing personal development
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