2 Sep 2024

Study mode

Full Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


1 Year


Level 2

Awarding body

City and Guilds

Course code


Fee Information

Please note, these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see Fees and funding for more information.

Age 16-18

FREE (If meet residency criteria and not enrolled at another educational institution).

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips.

Age 19+

If you are aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course could be free dependant on the level of the course and your eligibility criteria. The rules regarding fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to contact our Advice, Support and Careers Team on 0191 375 4400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or connect on live chat (bottom right of your screen).

Course details may be subject to change.

Do you see yourself as a budding make up artist? Are you dreaming of opening your own salon in the future?

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to carry out a wide range of make-up, lash and nail treatments.

Prepare to work in the beauty industry - train in our fully equipped beauty salons to build your skills and confidence. You will work with real clients to further develop your skills to industry standards.

Entry Criteria

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths or Functional Skills Level 1

Entry Criteria

You must have good communication skills, as well as the desire to work within the industry.

You will complete a theory and practical skill tests to assess your suitability to the course.

Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase a uniform and kit for your course. Information on prices for these items will be shared at your meet the tutor chat.

Additionally, as part of your course you will be expected to pay £20 towards trips and visits and a £5 deposit for a locker.

What are the next steps?

You will meet with a course tutor who will provide you with further course information and discuss your options.

Please bring your GCSE grades and any other qualifications with you.

Modules Studied

In this course you will carry out the following units:

  • Working in the Beauty Related Industry
  • Health and Safety Practices
  • Client Care and Communication
  • Manicure Treatments
  • Pedicure Treatments
  • Make- Up Application
  • Eyelash and Brow Tinting
  • Create an Image
  • Provide Nail Enhancements
  • Nail Art
  • Reception Duties
  • Tanning

Times of Delivery

Course dates and times are subject to change and will be confirmed before start of term.

Any times indicated are based on current courses and may be subject to change in future years. Full timetables will be confirmed at the start of each course.

Teaching and Assessment

You will complete practical assessments with your tutor once you feel ready to be assessed. The assessments will be carried out at various points in the year. Each unit will involve assignments, external exams and practical observations.

You will be required to provide clients and models throughout the year to work on, so that you can maximise your learning and explore the skills you have been learning. You will also be expected to work on external members of the public.

The programme will combine one theory session and three practical sessions, as well as one independent client session, per week. You will face a theoretical and practical assessment on completion of each unit.

You will be supported by your personal tutor and can request additional support from a Personal Learning Coach (PLC).

Where can it take me?