Abbie Davies

Course: Level 3 Beauty Therapy
Previous school attended: 
Whitworth Park School (formerly Tudhoe Grange School)

The Choices Plus programme helped Abbie Davies decide which direction her future would take.

Abbie said: “When I left school I had no idea what sort of career or job I wanted to do, until 2011 when I found out about Choices Plus at New College Durham. I looked into the Choices Plus offer and decided to enrol on a beauty course.  

Even though I began the course later in the first term, everyone was very friendly and helpful.  I had a lot of extra support from my tutor, Karina, as she helped me to quickly catch up on any missed work and helped me integrate with the other students in the group. After completing the Choices Plus course I progressed onto Level 2 Beauty Therapy, where I won Dermalogica Student of the Year!

I am currently studying Level 3 Beauty Therapy, which I really enjoy, and I intend to enrol on the Foundation Degree in Spa Management in September.

Choices Plus really helped me to find my path and career in life and I would recommend it to anyone who is unsure of their future.”

Abbie has now secured employment in a beauty salon and is working while continuing with her studies.

Related information

Beauty 2021


A career in the beauty industry can take you anywhere in the world! If you like being your own boss you could also have your own business or go freelance.