Hairdressing, Beauty & Complementary Therapy Courses 2021-2022
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WELCOME TO THE SALONS AT CAMPUS6 We are delighted that you are considering a course in this exciting field. Practical, hands-on training, means you will leave College equipped with the skills needed by employers and ready to embark on your own career journey. As we commit to giving you the best education possible, we also expect 100% commitment from you - if we work together anything is possible! INDUSTRY STANDARD FACILITIES ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES Our recently expanded salons now give us some of the The opportunities for qualified hairdressers and therapists best training facilities in Wales including training salons are endless and range from salons, spas, cruise ships and and commercial salons for both hair and beauty as well as film sets to care homes, clinics and hospitals. We’ll help spray tanning facilities. you explore all the possibilities. This publication is available in Welsh - Mae’r llyfryn hwn ar gael yn Gymraeg
GET INDUSTRY Which level is right for me? Entry Level / Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 These courses are suitable If you gain four GCSEs at grade If you gain five or more GCSEs for you if you don’t hold any D or above, you can usually go at grade C or above you qualifications. If you don’t pass straight onto a one-year Level 2 can usually enter directly at your GCSEs, or perhaps you course. Level 3 and follow a two-year don’t get the grades you had programme. Level 3 courses READY expected, then you can make a At Level 2 you will learn a variety are equivalent to A-levels and fresh start with an Entry Level of practical skills that will can be a progression route to or Level 1 course. prepare you for employment university. or further study. Once you have These courses will give you successfully completed your If you think that you may a good basic understanding Level 2 programme you will be be interested in applying to of the subject and successful able to progress onto a Level 3 university you should check completion will enable you course where you will gain an their entry criteria to make sure to progress to the Level 2 in-depth knowledge of your that your chosen course will programme or onto other subject. allow you to progress to the courses within the College. university of your choice. NB: The entry criteria listed above is a guide only. For up-to-date entry criteria for the course you are interested, please check the website: pembrokeshire.ac.uk
GET INDUSTRY READY TRANSFERABLE SKILLLS SALON QUALITY In many sectors of the industry you EXPERIENCE will be expected to sell products to your clients. Across our hairdressing, beauty and complementary therapy As part of our courses you will salons, learners work with salon PRODUCT gain a good understanding of the quality products including: Cloud different products and what they Nine and Wella in the hairdressing can do, as well as gaining customer salons, and Eve Taylor and OPI service and sales skills that will be in beauty and complementary transferable across any industry. therapies. We believe that using salon quality products better prepares our REAL learners for their future careers.
EXPERIENCE EMPLOYER REAL MASTERCLASSES As well as bringing in employers we also have regular masterclasses EMPLOYER LINKS from product specialists and industry professionals. Over the years we have developed Recent masterclasses have strong links with local hotels and included: MAC Swansea, Kimberly spas including Lamphey Court Hair Artistry, The Great British and St Brides Spa, as well as with Barber Bash and special effects national employers such as Steiner make-up. Cruise Ships and Ragdale Hall. This variety of local and national employer links opens up a variety of career pathways for our learners to explore. A WELLA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE The Salons at Pembrokeshire College have recently been named as a Wella Centre of Excellence. We’re looking forward to working with Wella and the opportunities that this will bring to our learners.
FUTURE CAREERS FUTURE CAREERS: Aromatherapist Barber GET QUALIFIED Beauty Therapist Colourist From city centres, to rural retreats, Complementary Therapist or the middle of the ocean, with Creative Director Junior Hairdresser INDUSTRY qualifications, hard work and commitment the world is your Make-up Artist oyster! Masseur Nail Technician READY... Whether you choose to stay local, Naturopath open your own salon or see the Osteopath world, once qualified the career Reflexologist possibilities are almost endless. Salon Manager Skincare Specialist Here is just a taste of what you Spa Therapist Special Effects Make-up Artist could do. GET Stylist
READY... COMPETITION GET STUDENT SUCCESSES: Recent student successes have included: WorldSkills Finals, Beauty Therapy GET COMPETITIVE Zara Morgan, Gold Charlotte Phillips-Poupard, Bronze Throughout your course you will be Levi Burks, Bronze encouraged to enter local, regional Jasmine Richards, Finalist and national competitions. Zara and Charlotte were selected for Squad UK Training These are a great way to build your skills and confidence as well as Skills Competition Wales, Beauty teaching you how to work under Chella Rogers, Bronze pressure. Concept Hair Apprentice of the Not only that, they also look great Year: Regional Winners on your CV and can really enhance Lauren Hawkins, Hair Up Level 2 your career prospects! Jamie-Lee Bartlett, Barbering Level 2 Official Make Up Awards: Former Beauty student, Kirsten James was named as the UK’s best make up blogger/vlogger
INDUSTRY STANDARD HAIR SALONS Our hairdressing learners benefit from a newly refurbished training salon where FACILITIES you will learn the basics before moving into our industry standard commercial salon. Open to College staff, students and members of the public, the commercial salon is a real working salon where you will complete your training under the watchful eye of our qualified hairdressing lecturers. As part of the course you will also learn reception and customer service skills to get you employment ready.
T R A I N E BEAUTY SALONS B E T H T O Our beauty and complementary therapy learners have access BEST to four therapy rooms all equipped with the latest industry standard equipment allowing you to learn everything from manicures, pedicures and make- up; to massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, micro-dermabrasion, waxing, galvanism and non- surgical face-lifts. We also have a state-of-the art spray tanning booth and often run Pamper Days replicating the activities that take place in industry.
HAIRDRESSING COURSES Engagement Hairdressing & Beauty Traineeship Hairdressing & Beauty Level 1 Hairdressing • 23 weeks • 20 weeks • 1 year • Full-time • Full-time • Full-time • No formal entry requirements • No formal entry requirements • Two GCSEs at Grade D or above (to • Requires a referral from Careers • Requires a referral from Careers include English Language or First Wales Wales Language Welsh and Science) If you are unsure what you want to This course provides progression from During this course you will develop do but think you may be interested in the Engagement programme and skills in styling men‘s and women‘s hair, working in a hair or beauty setting this continues to build your skills ready for colouring and dressing hair, as well programme is designed to give you a further study or employment in the as learning skills for the wider beauty taste of what it would be like to work hair and beauty industry. industry such as nail art, hand care and in the hair and beauty industry. This presenting a professional image in the course will give you an introduction to salon. a range of hair and beauty topics.
Level 2 Women’s Hairdressing Level 3 Hairdressing • 1 year • 1 year • Full-time • Full-time • Level 1 Diploma or Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing • Level 2 NVQ or VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing • Two GCSEs at Grade D or above (to include English • Relevant work experience or work placement Language or First Language Welsh and Science) This course will prepare you for industry and is aimed at This course provides progression from the Level learners hoping to become qualified stylists. During the 2 Diploma and is designed to equip you with course you will learn how to cut, perm and colour hair. advanced skills in cutting, styling and colouring. You will also undertake salon reception duties, learn how Throughout the course you will be encouraged to give client consultations and how to promote salon to show your creativity and to begin to build your services and products. own signature style.
BEAUTY COURSES Engagement Hairdressing & Beauty Traineeship Hairdressing & Beauty Level 1 Beauty Therapy • 23 weeks • 20 weeks • 1 year • Full-time • Full-time • Full-time • No formal entry requirements • No formal entry requirements • Two GCSEs at Grade D or above (to • Requires a referral from Careers • Requires a referral from Careers include English Language or First Wales Wales Language Welsh and Science) If you are unsure what you want to This course provides progression from During this course you will develop do but think you may be interested the Engagement programme and skills in styling men‘s and women‘s hair, in working in a hair or beauty setting, continues to build your skills ready for colouring and dressing hair, as well this 23-week programme is designed further study or employment in the as learning skills for the wider beauty to give you a taste of what it would hair and beauty industry. industry such as nail art, hand care and be like to work in the hair and beauty presenting a professional image in the industry. This course will give you an salon. introduction to a range of hair and beauty topics.
Level 2 Beauty Therapy Level 3 Beauty Therapy • 1 year • 1 year • Full-time • Full-time • Level 1 Diploma or Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing • Level 2 NVQ or VRQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy • Three GCSEs at Grade D or above (to include English Language • Relevant work experience or work placement or First Language Welsh, Science and preferably Maths) This course is designed for learners who are aspiring to work in As part of the Level 3 course you will learn advanced the beauty industry. You will study a vast range of modules from practical skills and theory that will equip you with a manicure and pedicure to waxing, facials and make-up. Excellent wide variety of skills. The skills and techniques learnt organisational skills and a positive attitude are key requirements for will provide you with access to the broadest possible this course. range of future career options.
COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY COURSES Complementary Therapies Level 2 Complementary Therapies Level 3 • 1 year • 1 year • Part-time • Part-time • Two GCSEs at Grade D or above (to include English • Level 2 Diploma in Complementary Therapies Language or First Language Welsh and Science) or Beauty Therapy (or equivalent) Complementary therapies are growing in popularity in This course builds on the knowledge you will have both spa and clinical settings. This course will introduce you acquired at Level 2. During the course you will to the principles and practice of complementary therapies study six units including massage, anatomy and and equip you with basic aromatherapy and reflexology physiology, reflexology, aromatherapy, principles of techniques as well as giving you an understanding of the complementary therapies and business practice. importance of healthy eating and well-being. During the You will also continue to carry out treatments on course you will carry out treatments on members of the members of the public in our realistic working public in our realistic working environments. environments.
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MEET THE TEAM Cath Charlotte Eleri Emma A complementary therapist, Charlotte has been working After qualifying as a Beauty Emma trained at the Cath worked as a therapist as a hairdresser for 29 years. Therapist Eleri launched College which led to spa at Vogue from 1990 to 2004 She attended Barry College her own business running jobs at Ragdale Hall and during which time she where she completed a joint venture with Beauty St Bride’s Hotel. Whilst at completed a wide variety of Level 2 Hairdressing and on Board where she worked St Bride’s she was named beauty and complementary Beauty Therapy whilst on the Stena Felicity. Using ‘UK Therapist of the Year’. therapy courses. Cath working in a busy Cardiff the Nutri Metics brand, Eleri This led to Emma working has been passing this salon. In 1991 she moved to came back to the College as a therapist on the set knowledge onto our future Pembrokeshire and gained to train staff and students of two Hollywood movies therapists for almost two 13 years’ experience working in the use of these new before undertaking a Thai decades helping learners to in Andrew Price and Salon products and has now been Massage course in Thailand progress into a wide variety 45 before starting to teach lecturing on the College’s then taking up a position of careers. at the College. beauty courses for 22 years. in Mallorca at an Orient Express Hotel.
Gemma Jake Michelle A former College student, Jake undertook his Michelle started her career Gemma worked her way qualifications at College at a health farm in Preston up from Junior Stylist and whilst studying was where she worked as a spa to Salon Manager and entered for the Salon Cymru therapist in Clarins/Decleor was approached by TIGI Barbering competition face and body. At 19 she International to work as which he went on to win. opened her own beauty part of their education Later that year he was placed therapy business focusing team. Whilst with TIGI she 2nd overall at the National on wedding makeup, worked alongside some of Hairdressers’ Federation advanced facials and nail the company’s top UK and Competition. Still working technologies. A lecturer European educators testing in industry, Jake stays ahead at the College for 19 years, new products prior to of the trends and regularly Michelle has mentored launch and is now opening attends courses to pass his many UK Skills competition her own salon. knowledge to our learners. winners.
MEET THE TEAM Rachel Rachel Sarah Sharon Rachel undertook her Rachel has a wealth of After qualifying Sarah was Sharon trained as a training at North Derbyshire experience within the employed by St Bride’s hairdressing apprentice College before progressing leisure, health, beauty and Hotel and Spa as a beauty before starting work as a to senior stylist positions spa industries. A qualified therapist. In 2009 she stylist. After almost ten years in busy city salons in holistic and beauty therapist, completed an intensive in industry Sharon opened Derby. After re-locating Rachel has worked in salons Thai Massage and Thai Foot her own commercial to Pembrokeshire Rachel and spas as well as for the Massage Diploma course in salon before undertaking started her own business NHS. Rachel perfected her Thailand before undertaking teaching qualifications. specialising in wedding and skills as a therapist in a five- summer contracts at the 5* Sharon now works closely special occasion hair as well star spa and now passes her La Residencia - voted as one with apprentices as well as working with a number knowledge on to our own of the best spas in Europe, as having strong links with of photographers on session complementary therapy Asia and Russia in 2010. Steiner – the main employer work, before starting to students. for the cruise ship industry teach at the College. worldwide.
DREAM CAREERS Yves Yu Tsui: De’ Touch Salon Owner, Taiwan Tonicha Hurford: Hairdresser onboard With experience in hairdressing, Steiner cruise ships Yves was put on a fast track course to gain formal qualifications. INDUSTRY After qualifying, she moved to Tonicha started on Level 2 Beauty Australia to perfect her colouring then progressed to Level 2 and techniques. Level 3 Hairdressing. She knew she READY... wanted to work on cruise ships and Yves has since moved to Taiwan at a Steiner recruitment event she and specialises in colouring realised she also would need Level techniques such as balayage and 2 Barbering so she completed the ombre for both European and Barbering qualification alongside Asian hair putting her in high her Level 3 course. Tonicha is demand. now working in the Caribbean on Steiner’s largest cruise ship.
Doing their dream jobs CARLA LEWIS: BEAUTY ADVISER, BENEFIT COSMETICS “ Carla joined the College in September manicures, polish, make-up and for someone to work part-time on the 2013 to study Level 2 Beauty Therapy, waxing! My friend Gabby and I won the Benefit Cosmetics counter (at the time here is her story: competition which meant we got to I loved Benefit make-up!). I got through compete in WorldSkills in Birmingham. to interview and within four weeks I had I had always known that I wanted to go already had training and was ready to into the beauty industry and this was only The experience of competing at start my job on the make-up counter. the beginning. In the course we studied WorldSkills was amazing. The prepping different topics with practical and theory and practicing had to be done before Meeting new customers and making sessions - I loved them all! One of the leaving but if you ever get the chance people feel good about themselves and sessions was on make-up and as soon to do it, please do! Neither of us brought bringing out their confidence makes me as we started to learn about the topic home a medal from the competition but love my job more and more each day. my eyes were glued to my tutor Emma it was a fantastic experience. I had loved who held this class. Her make-up was my first year of college so much and Working on a make-up counter isn’t all amazing and I could see how passionate made so many friends! about doing make-up, we have sales she was about it. targets and paperwork so it’s not as easy Once I finished College I had to think as it looks, but when you love your job so In the middle of the year, the beauty about my career. I was looking online for much going into work doesn’t even feel department held a competition on jobs and saw Debenhams was recruiting like work!
““Make-up is like an art that is never ending. You can get so creative with it. Former Beauty Therapy student, Carla Lewis I’m now on the Benefit National Trend Team which means I get to travel and go to events such as London Fashion Week. I do make-up tutorials as well and have featured on the official Benefit Cosmetics instagram story! I want to advise anyone who has an aim in life to just go for it. If it wasn’t for studying at Pembrokeshire College I have no idea where I would be in life right now, so thank you to the College and all the amazing staff on the Beauty Therapy Team for making this possible!
Doing their dream jobs PAULINE HUI: COSMETIC SCIENTIST, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MAGAZINE “ After leaving Pembrokeshire College in make sure that the products performed characteristics, market trends, what are 2003, I enrolled on the BSc in Cosmetic well before they went on sale. the shower facilities like in Saudi Arabia, Science at the London College of Fashion. what’s the climate in US etc, I wrote books After graduating I got a job in the I also did training videos about about 17 countries and this is what made Technical Centre at Boots Head Office understanding the sensory properties me realise I wanted to go into journalism. where I worked in the formulation team of hair care, e.g. the sounds, smell, look mixing together ingredients to make and feel of hair and hair care products. I now work at Good Housekeeping products such as lipsticks, foundation For example, if you spray a hair spray, you magazine as Beauty Testing Manager. and day creams. listen to the sound of it, does it sound like This role means that I need to understand it would be firm hold or soft hold? It’s the beauty trends and conduct testing I then moved to Unilever whose brands all subconscious but very important for on any beauty features we have in the include TRESemmé, Tigi, Toni & Guy brands to get this right. pipeline. It involves testing with our and Dove. Whilst here I did hair care expert and consumer panels to deliver consumer testing as well as working with During my time at Unilever I created an content across our editorial, digital and hair stylists to test the performance of App and wrote fact books about global commercial platforms. the hair care formulations; we had to consumers covering things like hair
““ Whilst at Boots I formulated lots of products including creating products for No7. I was super proud of this - seeing my products on the shelves! Former Beauty Therapy student, Pauline Hui
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