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Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

At Macclesfield College we have a variety of specialist hairdressing, beauty therapy and media make-up courses. Delivered in our very own Pure Hair and Beauty salon our experts deliver both full time and part time programmes to help you gain the skills to thrive in the industry.

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Academic year: 20/21


The VTCT Level 2 Award in Make-Up is a specialist vocationally related qualification that will enable you to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding required to professionally carry out the application of make-up. It is
most suited to those who wish to embark on a career as a make-up artist in the retail sector or those who wish to progress into a career in the beauty therapy industry.

Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 9th September 2020 to 22nd May 2021


This course combines both the practical elements of beauty therapy with the underlying theory. The majority of your learning will take place in the College’s own well-equipped salon which a real working environment. This course will also develop your communication and wider personal skills which are essential in this type of work.

This qualification focuses on a range of skills needed within the beauty industry and is the minimum qualification for anyone who would like to work as a Beauty Therapist.

Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 9th September 2020 to 22nd May 2021


The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Women’s Hairdressing is a vocational qualification for those who have completed a Level 1 qualification or a successful skills test and interview and are seeking a career as a junior hairdresser / stylist.

The majority of your learning will take place in the College’s own well-equipped salon which is a real working environment. In addition, you will also undertake work experience in an external commercial salon. This course will also develop your communication and wider personal skills which are essential in this type of work.

This qualification is recognised by the UK’s lead hairdressing professional association and will prepare you for a career as a junior hairdresser/ stylist.

Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 2nd September 2020 to 26th June 2021


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing is an occupational qualification for those who have completed a Level 2 Diploma In Women’s Hairdressing qualification and are seeking a career as an employed or self – employed hairdresser / stylist. The majority of your learning will take place in the College’s own well-equipped salon which is a real working environment. This course will also develop your communication and wider personal skills which are essential in this type of work.

Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 2nd September 2020 to 26th June 2021


This course combines practical work with the related theory that underlies Beauty Therapy. The majority of your learning will take place in the College’s own well-equipped salon which is a real working environment. This course will also develop your communication and wider personal skills which are essential in this type of work.

This qualification focuses on a range of skills needed within the beauty industry and is the minimum qualification for anyone who would like to work as a Beauty Therapist.

Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 21st October 2020 to 16th June 2021


The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering is for those who have completed a hairdressing qualification or a successful skills test and interview and are seeking a career as a Barber. This qualification is recognised by the UK’s lead hairdressing professional association.

Academic year: 21/22

Duration: 1st September 2021 to 24th June 2022


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Make-up Techniques is a technical level qualification for those who wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed make-up artist. This course will develop your communication and wider personal skills which are essential in this type of work. You will also be required to undertake work experience.

Academic year: 21/22

Duration: 1st September 2021 to 24th June 2022


This course combines practical work with the related theory that underlies Beauty Therapy. The majority of your learning will take place in the College’s own well-equipped salon which is a real working environment. In addition, you will also undertake work experience in an external commercial salon. This course will also develop your communication and wider personal skills which are essential in this type of work.

This qualification focuses on a range of skills needed within the beauty industry and is the minimum qualification for anyone who would like to work as a Beauty Therapist.

Academic year: 21/22

Duration: 1st September 2021 to 24th June 2022


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing is an occupational qualification for those who have completed a Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing qualification and are seeking a career as an employed or self – employed hairdresser / stylist. The majority of your learning will take place in the College’s own well-equipped salon which is a real working environment. In addition, you will also undertake work experience in an external commercial salon. This course will also develop your communication and wider personal skills which are essential in this type of work.

This qualification is recognised by the UK’s lead hairdressing professional association and will prepare you for a career as a senior hairdresser/ stylist.

Academic year: 21/22

Duration: 1st September 2021 to 24th June 2022


The VTCT Level 3 Extended Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up is a technical level qualification who wish to pursue a career as a make-up artist, providing hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries. You will develop your communication and personal skills which are essential in this type of work, and will gain practical experience through work experience.

Academic year: 21/22

Duration: 1st September 2021 to 24th June 2022


The course meets the needs of candidates who want to work in the hair and beauty sector it allows them to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the hair and beauty sector.

Academic year: 21/22

Duration: 1st September 2021 to 24th June 2022


This course combines both the practical elements of beauty therapy with the underlying theory. The majority of your learning will take place in the College’s own well-equipped salon which is a real working environment.

In addition, you will undertake work experience in an external commercial salon. This course will develop your communication and wider personal skills which are essential in this type of work.

This qualification focuses on a range of skills needed within the beauty industry and is the minimum qualification for anyone who would like to work as a Beauty Therapist.

Academic year: 21/22

Duration: 1st September 2021 to 24th June 2022


The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing is a vocational qualification which is ideal for those seeking a career as a hairdresser / stylist. The majority of your learning will take place in the College’s own well-equipped salon which is a real working environment. You will carry out assessments on real paying clients in line with commercial service timings. In addition, you will also undertake work experience in an external salon.

This qualification is recognised by the UK’s lead hairdressing professional association and will prepare you for a career as a hairdresser/ stylist.

Academic year: 21/22

Duration: 1st September 2021 to 24th June 2022


The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Make-up Artistry is a technical certificate qualification aimed at those who wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed hair and make-up artist. This course will also develop your communication and wider personal skills which are essential in this type of work. In addition, you will also undertake work experience.