Hairdressing, Beauty & Complementary Therapy Courses 2021-2022

 
Hairdressing, Beauty & Complementary Therapy Courses 2021-2022
Hairdressing, Beauty &
Complementary Therapy Courses
            2021-2022
Hairdressing, Beauty & Complementary Therapy Courses 2021-2022
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
Hairdressing, Beauty & Complementary Therapy Courses 2021-2022
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               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
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               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
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                                                   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.
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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.
Hairdressing, Beauty & Complementary Therapy Courses 2021-2022
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
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                                                                                  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
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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.
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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.
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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
#MakeItHappen
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