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Hairdressing Courses
Hairdressing - Level 2 Certificate for Cutting and Styling Services

From one length cuts to blow drying perfection this is a great course the start

Description
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What will the course involve?

You will cover the range of essential practical skills and knowledge which will help you get a job in a salon as a Junior Stylist doing:
  • Principals and practices– safe working, communication techniques and advising clients
  • Shampooing and conditioning – principals of scalp massage
  • Styling and setting - straightening, smoothing, creating volume, rollering, spiral curling, pin curling, setting techniques etc. Finishing, twisting and plaiting hair – cornrows, French plait, fishtail, two stand twists etc
  • Cutting – club cutting, free hand, scissor over comb, texturing, one length, uniform layer, short and long graduation.
Entry requirements
  • A keen interest in hairdressing, want to work with people and have excellent attendance.
  • You must meet deadlines and be committed to your course.
  • GCSE maths and English A - C grade is preferred. If you do not hold a C in English and/or maths you will be required to study these further as this part of the course.
  • You must attend a work experience placement each week, you will take part in enrichment activities including competitions and additional courses.

Equipment

You will need a kit and uniform which we will explain at interview. If you are worried about paying towards a kit and uniform please talk to us and we can see if you can get a bursary.
Assessment
  • Practical assessment on clients in our training salons and questions in class.
  • You will complete some assignments and may need to work towards Functional Skills or GCSE. You will take an end of year exam.

General comments

You will need to ask friends and family to come in so that you can practice and do practical assessments. We will invite you to taster sessions and give you an advice and guidance interview before you start the course to make sure this is the correct route for you and allocate any support.

What will the course lead to?

If you wish to specialise in hair we recommend that you progress onto a Technical Certificate for Hair Colouring Services including perming, you may develop your skills more with a Level 3 Apprenticeship or you could study barbering or beauty therapy. Another option is to work on cruise liners or further qualifications could lead to teaching/assessing and onto a degree.
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Hairdressing - Level 2 Certificate For Hair Colouring Services

Learn how to mix and apply colour using the in salon techniques

Description
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What will the course involve?

You will cover the range of essential practical skills and knowledge which will help you get a job in a salon as a Junior Colourist.
  • Communication and advising clients and safe working in the salon
  • Colouring and lightening hair – semi, quasi and permanent, toners, lighteners
  • Colouring to achieve a variety of looks
  • Types and classifications of hair and the structure of hair
  • Perming and neutralising
  • Styling and finishing – creating volume and movement, rollering, spiral curling, setting
Entry requirements
  • You must have a keen interest in the industry, want to work with people and have excellent attendance.
  • You must meet deadlines and be committed to your course.
  • GCSE maths and English A - C grade is preferred. If you do not hold a C in English and/or maths you will be required to study these further as this is part of the course.
  • You must attend a work experience placement each week, you will take part in enrichment activities including competitions and additional courses.

Equipment

You will need a kit and uniform which we will explain at interview. If you are worried about paying towards a kit and uniform please talk to us and we can see if you can get a bursary.
Assessment
  • Practical assessment on clients in our training salons and questions in class.
  • You will complete some assignments and may need to work towards Functional Skills or GCSE. You will take an end of year exam.

General comments

You will need to ask friends and family to come in so that you can practice and do practical assessments. We will invite you to taster sessions and give you an advice and guidance interview before you start the course to make sure this is the correct route for you and allocate any support.

What will the course lead to?

You could progress onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship or you may wish to do barbering or beauty therapy. Another option is to work on cruise liners or further qualifications could lead to teaching/assessing and onto a degree.
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Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing Level 3 (540)

Step up your salon skills with advanced colouring and cutting techniques including colour correction

Description
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What will the course involve?

  • Consultation and working safely RIDDOR, COSHH, Data Protection, Electricity at work etc.
  • Cut hair using a combination of techniques, current trends, different factors that will impact hair cutting services, tools and products to use when providing services and advanced hair cutting techniques including graduation, layering, tapering, club cutting, thinning and disconnecting.
  • Creatively colour and lighten hair including full head or regrowth application of a lightener, slicing, weaving, balayage/ombre and block colour.
  • Creatively style and dress hair conventional and non conventional.
  • Colour correction types of colouring and lightening products, the pH values of colouring and lightening products and the effects on the hair structure of colour correction services.
  • A variety of perming effects how sensitised hair reacts to perming products, chemical composition of perming and neutralising products, effects of perm lotions and neutralisers on hair structure and effects of restoring the hair’s pH balance after perming.
Entry requirements
  • You must have Level 2 in hairdressing, a keen interest in the industry, want to work with people and have excellent attendance. You must meet deadlines and be committed.
  • GCSE maths and English A - C grade is preferred. If you do not hold a C in English and/or maths you will be required to study these further as this is part of the course.
  • You must attend a work experience placement each week, you will take part in enrichment activities including competitions and additional courses.

Equipment

You will need a kit and uniform which we will explain at interview. If you are worried about paying towards a kit and uniform please talk to us and we can see if you can get a bursary.
Assessment
  • Practical assessment on paying clients in our training salons and questions in class.
  • You will complete some assignments and may need to work towards Functional Skills or GCSE. You will take an end of year exam.

General comments

You will need to ask friends and family to come in so that you can practice and do practical assessments. We will invite you to taster sessions and give you an advice and guidance interview before you start the course to make sure this is the correct route for you and allocate any support.

What will the course lead to?

You could work in the industry, continue your studies or gain further qualifications which could lead to teaching/assessing and onto a degree.
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Diploma in Professional Hairdressing (Level 2 Apprenticeship)

Put into place the hairdressing skills you see at work in the salon - earn and learn

Description
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What will the course involve?

  • How shampoos and conditioning products affect the hair and scalp.
  • Basic cutting hair including one length, fringe cutting, precision cutting techniques, scissor over comb, texturising, layering, graduation and clipper work and working with the natural growth patterns of the hair, cutting angles and resulting weight distribution, and balance and the degree of graduation.
  • Style and finish hair create a look including blow drying, hair-up styles, setting and dressing, finger drying, plaiting/braiding and twisting and current techniques for drying and finishing hair.
  • Colour and lighten hair complete a range of woven highlights including T-section, half head. Full head using temporary, semi-permanent, quasi-permanent, permanent colour application, and basic colour change (depth and tone) techniques, the principles of colour selection and when to use the different types of lighteners and toners available.
  • Customer service you will greet clients in a friendly manner and be courteous at all times; undertake wider salon duties, including reception duties where appropriate and always work safely and hygienically.
  • An Apprentice is professional and has a passion for the industry; a commitment to quality, a positive attitude and shows a willingness to learn.
Entry requirements
  • To be an Apprentice you will be employed in a salon – ideally you will find a job in a salon but if not The Academy can help you find a job in a salon.
  • If you do not hold a C in English and/or maths you will be required to study Functional Skills as this is part of the course.
  • You must attend enrichment activities including competitions and additional courses.

Equipment

You will need a kit and uniform which we will explain at interview. If you are worried about paying towards a kit please talk to us.
Assessment

General comments

You will need to have excellent attendance and will come to The Academy 1 day a week, then attend work on other days. This qualification includes an end point assessment in both practical and theory.

What will the course lead to?

You could continue your studies in hairdressing to Level 3. Another option is to go down the barbering route or you may wish to develop skills in beauty therapy.
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Hairdressing Case Study
Carly Rackham
Apprentice at Donnelles Hair Studio in Seamer

Carly originally trained as a dancer but when she had a family she decided on a change of career and chose hairdressing. As part of her apprenticeship studied at The Academy one day a week on Level 2 Hairdressing. After winning a place at The Academy hair and beauty competitions in January she competed at the AHT Regional Heats in Gateshead and then went on to compete at the AHT National Finals where she won 2nd place - a fantastic achievement. Well done Carly!

Beauty Therapy Courses
Beauty Therapy - Level 2 Technical Certificate

The course for salon skills from warm waxing to Dermalogica facials and manicure to eye treatments

Description
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What will the course involve?

You will cover the range of essential practical skills and knowledge which will help you get a job in the beauty industry or go onto further training.
  • Anatomy and physiology – the skin, structure of the skin and nails, bones of face
  • Hair removal – warm and hot wax
  • Facials including male skincare cleansing, facial massage, mask application etc.
  • Manicure and pedicure cuticle work, masks, massage, varnishing including French
  • Gel varnish – preparing the nails, applying light cured gel and removing gel polish
  • Lash and brows – Brow shape, brow and lash tint, lash lift and strip lashes
  • Applying make up – face shapes, applying and choosing make up products
  • Safe working practices and communication with clients
Entry requirements
  • You must have a keen interest in the industry, want to work with people and have excellent attendance.
  • You must meet deadlines and be committed to your course.
  • GCSE maths and English A - C grade is preferred. If you do not hold a C in English and/or maths you will be required to study these further as this is part of the course.
  • You must attend a work experience placement each week, you will take part in enrichment activities including competitions and additional courses.

Equipment

You will need a kit and uniform which we will explain at interview. If you are worried about paying towards a kit and uniform please talk to us and we can see if you can get a bursary.
Assessment
  • Practical assessment on clients in our training salons and questions in class.
  • You will complete some assignments and may need to work towards Functional Skills or GCSE. You will take an end of year exam.

General comments

You will need to ask friends and family to come in so that you can practice and do practical assessments. We will invite you to taster sessions and give you an advice and guidance interview before you start the course to make sure this is the correct route for you and allocate any support.

What will the course lead to?

You could progress onto a Level 3 Beauty Therapy course or you may wish to do hairdressing course or get an Apprenticeship. Another option is to work on cruise liners or further qualifications could lead to teaching/assessing and onto a degree.
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NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy - Massage Route

Perfect your massage skills from deep tissue to aromatherapy and Indian Head massage

Description
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What will the course involve?

The course involves successful completion of the following specialist units:
  • Monitor procedures to safety control work operations
  • Implement and promote products and services
  • Provide body massage
  • Provide Indian head massage
  • Provide massage using pre – blend aromatherapy oils
  • Provide self tanning services
  • Provide stone therapy treatment
  • Promote financial effectiveness in the salon
Entry requirements
  • A strong commitment to working in the industry
  • NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy

Equipment

Learners will have to provide stationary equipment and buy a full kit, text book and uniform. Any specialist equipment will be provided by The Academy.
Assessment
Learners will be assessed throughout the course by building a portfolio of evidence. To gain the full NVQ all eight units need to be completed.

General comments

Learners should note that this is classed as a full time course that also involves at least one day in a salon placement where work based assessors can come and assess practical skills in a salon situation. Learners may be required to take functional skills at level 2.

What will the course lead to?

Learners can use the NVQ to progress to a NVQ Level 4 or HND courses including university or seek employment in the industry
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Beauty Therapy Case Study
Alise Kruze

Alise moved from Latvia aged 16 and joined The Academy on the level 2 beauty course. She completed her work experience placement at No. 1 Health & Beauty in Malton and was offered an apprenticeship. She will now go on to study Level 3 Beauty Therapy with us whilst working in the salon. She has also completed her Level 2 Functional Skills in maths qualification and Level 1 English.

Make Up Artistry Courses
Make up Artistry - Level 2 Technical Certificate

A great introduction to make up, research and apply the latest and specialist looks

Description
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What will the course involve?

You will cover the range of essential practical skills and knowledge which will help you get a job in the make up industry or go onto further training:
  • Communication methods, sales opportunities and support working in make up
  • Anatomy and physiology – bones of the face and skull and layers of the skin
  • Researching, planning and showcasing designs – sourcing inspiration for designs, researching looks, influence of historical looks and global cultures
  • Producing a portfolio and showcasing make up designs
  • Applying make up – skin types and colours, colour wheel, products and tools
  • Photographic make up – camera lighting and adapting for the location/weather
  • Hair artistry – styling using products, tools, styling for different occasions eg prom
  • Creative make up – special effects eg cuts and bruising, face art, working to a theme
Entry requirements
  • You must have a keen interest in the industry, want to work with people and have excellent attendance. You must meet deadlines and be committed to your course.
  • GCSE maths and English A - C grade is preferred. If you do not hold a C in English and/or maths you will be required to study these further as this is part of the course.
  • You must attend a work experience placement each week, you will take part in enrichment activities including competitions and additional courses.

Equipment

You will need a kit and uniform which we will explain at interview. If you are worried about paying towards a kit and uniform please talk to us and we can see if you can get a bursary.
Assessment
  • Practical assessment on paying clients in our training salons and questions in class.
  • You will complete some assignments and may need to work towards Functional Skills or GCSE. You will take an end of year exam.

General comments

You will need to ask friends and family to come in so that you can practice and do practical assessments. We will invite you to taster sessions and give you an advice and guidance interview before you start the course to make sure this is the correct route for you and allocate any support.

What will the course lead to?

You could continue your studies in make up artistry or study beauty therapy or hairdressing further. Another option is to work in the industry or get an Apprenticeship and gain further qualifications which could lead to teaching/assessing and onto a degree.
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Make Up Artistry Case Study
Maddie Griffin

Maddie is from Scarborough, she joined The Academy after leaving school and studied with us for two years. She entered The Academy Fantasy Make up competition with fellow hair and barbering student Chloe Walsh, they won joint first place. Maddie then went through to the AHT National Finals in Blackpool to represent The Academy.

Barbering Courses
Barbering - Level 2 Technical Certificate

Great way to learn those gents barbering and grooming techniques

Description
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What will the course involve?

You will cover the range of essential practical skills and knowledge which will help you get a job in the barbering industry:
  • Working safely in a barbers/salon
  • Communication techniques and advising clients
  • Cutting men’s hair
  • Cut men’s hair to achieve a variety of looks
  • Dry and finish men’s hair using different brushes and products
  • Prepare shape to facial hair
  • Create outlines and detailing using razors, clippers and trimmers
Entry requirements
  • You must have a keen interest in the industry, want to work with people and have excellent attendance.
  • You must meet deadlines and be committed to your course.
  • GCSE maths and English A - C grade is preferred. If you do not hold a C in English and/or maths you will be required to study these further as this is part of the course.
  • You must attend a work experience placement each week, you will take part in enrichment activities including competitions and additional courses.

Equipment

You need a basic kit and uniform which we will explain at interview. If you are worried about the costs of coming to college please talk to us and we can see if you can get a bursary.
Assessment
  • Practical assessment on clients in our training salons and questions in class.
  • You will complete some assignments and may need to work towards Functional Skills or GCSE. You will take an end of year exam.

General comments

You will need to ask friends and family to come in so that you can practice and do practical assessments. We will invite you to taster sessions and give you an advice and guidance interview before you start the course to make sure this is the correct route for you and allocate any support.

What will the course lead to?

could progress onto another course or you may wish to do hairdressing or get an Apprenticeship in a salon/barbers. Another option is to work or do further qualifications that could lead to teaching/assessing and higher education.
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Diploma in Professional Barbering (Level 2 Apprenticeship)

Ideal course for anyone with an interest in men’s hairdressing

Description
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What will the course involve?

  • How shampoos and conditioning products affect the hair and scalp.
  • Cutting using barbering techniques using a range of equipment incl. scissors, clippers, razors, trimmers and clipper attachments taking into account hair characteristics and head and face shape. Techniques include club cutting, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, freehand and texturising.
  • Creating a variety of looks square layer, uniform layer, graduation, with fringe, with parting, around and over the ear, with fade and flat top. Necklines include tapered, square and skin fade. Finishing techniques include styling, brush drying, blow drying and product application.
  • Professionalism and communication meeting and greeting clients, being helpful and courteous, client care, making appointments, taking payments, selling and recommendations.
  • Cut facial hair tapered beardline, full beard outlines, moustache, brow trim, partial beard and moustache and full; beard, styling products include wax and oil.
  • Shaving full shave, partial shave using creams, oils, gels and soap.
  • An Apprentice is professional and has a passion for the industry; a commitment to quality, a positive attitude and shows a willingness to learn.
Entry requirements
  • To be an Apprentice you will be employed in a salon – ideally you will find a job in a salon but if not The Academy can help you find a job in a salon.
  • If you do not hold a C in English and/or maths you will be required to study Functional Skills as this is part of the course.
  • You must attend enrichment activities including competitions and additional courses.

Equipment

You will need a kit and uniform which we will explain at interview. If you are worried about paying towards a kit please talk to us.
Assessment

General comments

You will need to have excellent attendance and will come to The Academy 1 day a week, then attend work on other days. This qualification includes an end point assessment in both practical and theory.

What will the course lead to?

You could continue your studies in barbering to Level 3. Another option is to go down the barbering route or you may wish to develop skills in hairdressing.
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Barbering Case Study
Jed Wilkinson-Blackwell

Jed worked in various jobs after leaving school and soon decided he wanted to be a barber. As an apprentice at Black Flag Barbers in Bridlington he worked there and came to The Academy to study Level 2 Barbering. Jed represented The Academy at a Regional AHT competitions in the Barbering category, he then went on to compete at the national finals in Blackpool. He has enjoyed learning new skills and hopes to go on to study Level 3 Barbering in September. As part of his course he passed Functional Skills in English and maths.

About Us

The Academy is 'an outstanding training provider in all areas' (Ofsted, 2015). We are a government funded training college working in partnership with apprentices, full time students, schools, colleges and employers across Yorkshire. Since 1999 we have specialised in delivering outstanding training for the hair and beauty industry. Our training contracts also cover Functional Skills in English and maths and employability skills.

The Academy offers a range of City & Guilds hair and beauty courses and the VTCT qualification for schools. Students tell us they enjoy this supportive learning environment where they can learn new skills and form new friendships.

We work with over 200 students each year at our purpose built training colleges in Norton (Malton) and Scarborough. In our training salons, which are open to the public, students develop their practical skills and our fully qualified tutors share a wide range of industry experience.

For all your training needs - we look forward to hearing from you.

Lindsay Burr MBE
Academy Director and salon owner

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We offer for schools:
  • Tasters and work experience placement
  • Level 1 and 2 courses for schools
  • English and Maths Functional Skills Level 1 and 2.

Quote from Lady Lumley's School student:

'I have enjoyed this course as it has allowed me to research into the hair and beauty industry including the history of it and science behind it'

Quote from Scalby School student:

'I have really enjoyed my work experience I feel so focussed here and I know now what I need to do to achieve'


2018 Taster Day

Dermalogica Privilege Day

Academy beauty therapy students completed their Privilege Day at the Dermalogica Training Centre to learn more about professional skin treatments. They performed facials on each other using new Dermalogica products and learned more about the signature rituals for the brand. This group of students and their tutor won the knowledge quiz at the end of the day.

The Academy also offers Partnership Days where Dermalogica comes into class to demonstrate how to select and use skin care products for specific clients.


Quality standard maintained

Once again staff at The Academy have been praised for the level of support they give to students. For the second time they have been awarded the matrix Standard, a unique quality standard used to measure the advice and support services offered to students in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.


Carly at National Finals

Adult hairdressing apprentice, Carly, wins a place at the finals of a national hairdressing competitions. Carly Rackham, originally a dancer, chose to learn hairdressing after having her little girl a few years ago. Carly joined the family business, Donnelles Hair Studio in Seamer and has never looked back. She is enrolled to Level 2 in Hairdressing at The Academy on Roscoe Street in Scarborough. After Carly's success in The Academy competitions she was put forward for the North Eastern Heats and then the National Finals at Winter Gardens in Blackpool where she was awarded second place in the UK for her Blow dry skills.

Fees / Funding

If you are aged 16-18 or if you are an Apprentice your course will be funded/free. As an adult your course will be funded if you meet funding criteria.

The Academy now has its own bursary scheme which you can apply for in induction week by filling in the forms. We will need some information on your current circumstances and your family/household income. If you are entitled to any funds these will be paid into your own bank account. The money can be used to pay for course materials/kits, transport or lunches while at college.

For more information please talk to Jackie McGibbon or Julie Parker on 01653 699066

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Traineeships

A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.

Designed to help young people aged 16 to 24 who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience, traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment.

If you are interested in an Apprenticeship but you are not quite sure if you have the skills you need or your lack confidence and work experience a Traineeship could be what you need. It can last from 6 weeks to 6 months and will either lead you to employment/Apprenticeship or to a place on a full time college course.

Maps and Directions
Norton, Malton

Academy Hair & Beauty
23 Commercial Street
Norton
Malton
North Yorkshire
YO17 9HX


Scarborough

Academy Hair & Beauty
69 Roscoe Street
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO12 7BY

Awards

North East Finalist

Most Wanted Look Finalist
Most Wanted Local Salon Winner

British Hairdressing Business Awards
Salon of the Year Finalist

Lindsay Burr MBE
Winner of Local Business Awards
Pride of Malton
Business Personality of the Year Award

Matrix Standard

OFSTED Beacon Status

STARS Awards 2017
Winner of Hair and Beauty Apprentice Award
Runner up in Small Business Category

Pride of Malton and Norton Awards
Teacher of the Year Finalists 2012, 2013 and 2015
Winner of Bright Young Star Award 2014
Winner of Customer Service Award 2013

Opening hours and Term Dates

The office in Norton is open throughout the year we do not close for the holidays - hours are 9.00 - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00 - 4.00pm on Fridays. The Scarborough Academy is generally closed in the term holidays and is closed on Fridays all year round.

Full time and apprenticeship courses run throughout the academic year see dates for 2017/18:

Term Start Date End Date
Autumn 2018 - first half term Monday 3 September 2018 Friday 27 October 2018
Half term holiday Monday 29 October 2018 Friday 2 November 2018
Autumn 2018 - second half term Monday 5 November 2018 Friday 21 December 2018
Christmas holiday Monday 24 December 2018 Friday 4 January 2019
Spring 2019 - first half term Monday 7 January 2019 Friday 22 February 2019
Half term holiday Monday 25 February 2019 Friday 1 March 2019
Spring 2019 - second half term Monday 4 March 2019 Friday 12 April 2019
Easter holiday Monday 15 April 2019 Friday 26 April 2019
Summer 2019 - first half term Monday 29 April 2019 Friday 24 May 2019
May bank holiday Monday 6 May 2019
Half term holiday Monday 27 May 2019 Friday 31 May 2019
Summer 2019 - second half term Monday 3 June 2019 Monday 22 July 2019


Important Dates 2019

Academy Competitions at Scarborough Mon 14th January

AHT Regional Heats in Gateshead Tues 5th Feb

AHT National Finals in Blackpool Mon 11th March


L2 Technical Written Exams 2019

Barbering. Wednesday 6th March (resit 3rd June)

Hair Cutting + Styling. Tuesday 12th March (resit 14 June)

Make up Artistry. Tuesday 12th March (resit 14 June)

Hair Colouring. Tuesday 12th March (resit 14 June)

Beauty Therapy. Thursday 14th March (resit 13 June)

All exams are 2 hours except Beauty which is 2.5 hours.

Contact Us
Telephone / email

For general enquiries please phone the office on 01653 699066. For the Norton Training salons please call 01653 699066.

For Scarborough Academy and Training salon call 01723 373138.

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