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Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Hair And Beauty Hero

You might be wondering where a career in hair and beauty could take you? Well, you could run your own salon, work from home or in one of the tops spas in the country, or even work on a cruise ship and travel the world. In fact, many of our students go on to do just that!

Courses at Central range from Level 1 to Level 3 in hairdressing and barbering, beauty therapy, make-up, nail enhancement and massage. You’ll be taught by highly skilled, qualified staff who have many years of experience working in the industry and in some cases are current salon owners themselves. We’ll teach you the skills you’ll need for your career both now and for future trends within the industry. 

We’ve invested significantly in our state-of-the-art teaching facilities and now have our commercial salon in Nottingham city centre. Both of our salons are open to the public, so you’ll be actively involved in delivering our extensive range of professional hairdressing, beauty therapy, barbering and/or make-up artistry services in Nottingham city centre and Beeston.

Both salons are also on the tram route so there’s easy and quick access between Salon Central at Beeston and Salon Central on Wheeler Gate. 

Our partner college, ncn, also offers health and wellbeing courses and you can view these here. Find out more about the merger with ncn.

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Massage Techniques for Beginners

Have you always wished that you could treat your friends and family to a well-earned massage after a hard day at work or a difficult week?

Beauty Therapy for Beginners

Learn the basics of beauty therapy including skin care, massage and waxing.

Level 3 Certificate in Nail Technology (Part-time)

If you enjoy creating innovative and exciting nail art , this course is for you.This course is sure to get your creative juices flowing. It will encourage you to experiment and explore the latest nail art methods and technology using…

Lash Extension Award (Level 3) (Part-time)

This course has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to apply individual permanent lashes.

Barbering (Level 2 Diploma Full Award)

With this qualification a new career in Gents styling could be yours!

Salon Management in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy (City & Guilds Level 4)

The programme is designed to enable learners to gain employment within the Salon Industry at management level.

Barbering (Level 3 Diploma Full Award)

This course offers more creative barbering skills and could take your career to the next level!

Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy (Level 3)

Beauty therapists can work anywhere across the world, from large global brands to running a salon or being a mobile therapist. Earn while you learn and gain a qualification alongside more advanced practical skills.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing (Level 3)

Hair stylists can work anywhere across the world - you could be self-employed, a mobile stylist or even style the stars! You’ll earn a wage while developing advanced skills to become a proficient stylist.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Nail Services (Level 3)

The course is aimed at those wanting to pursue a career in Nail Technology. It is a thriving industry with great potential and this is a very popular course.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Spa Therapy (Level 3)

This apprenticeship is for you if you dream of a career providing pampering therapy treatments in a spa environment. Maybe you could get a job travelling the world or develop your career a bit closer to home.

Apprenticeship in Barbering (Level 2)

Hair stylists and barbers can work anywhere across the world - you could be self-employed, a mobile stylist or maybe even style the stars!

Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy (Level 2)

Beauty therapists can work anywhere across the world, from large global brands to working from home or being a mobile therapist. This is a chance to earn while you learn and gain a qualification.

Apprenticeship in Hairdressing (Level 2)

Hair stylists can work anywhere across the world - you could be self-employed, a mobile stylist or maybe even style the stars! You’ll develop the skills to set you up for a career.

Nail Services (Level 3) (Part-time)

The course is aimed at those wanting to pursue a career in Nail Technology. It is a thriving industry with great potential and a very popular course.

Hair and Media Make Up (Level 2)

If you can see yourself working on film/tv sets or in the creative industries doing media make-up, this course can help you. You’ll get all-round skills plus an introduction to hairdressing techniques.

Hairdressing (Level 2)

Hair stylists can work anywhere across the world! You could be self-employed, work on the high street or even style the stars! You’ll develop the skills to build a career in this fast-paced industry.

Hairdressing (Level 3)

Hair stylists can work anywhere across the world! You could be self-employed, work on the high street or even style the stars! You’ll develop the skills to make you a proficient stylist.

Introduction to Hair and Beauty (Level 1)

If you’re interested in a career in hair and beauty, but would like to learn a range of skills and decide which pathway suits you, choose this!

Make-Up Artistry (Level 3)

This course will complement all your existing skills and help you become a proficientmake-up artist so you can join one of the world’s most exciting industries.

Nail Services (Level 3)

If you’re serious about a career in nail technology, we’ll teach you the industry-standard professional skills to get a career in this competitive but exciting industry.

Beauty Therapy (Level 2)

Beauty therapists can work anywhere across the world, from global brands to the high street or becoming a mobile therapist. You’ll get a great range of skills, whatever your ambitions are.

Beauty Therapy (Level 3)

Beauty therapists can work anywhere across the world, from global brands to working from home or being a mobile therapist. You’ll get advanced skills to make you a proficient therapist.

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