The beauty therapy industry has an annual turnover of around £500 million and employs about 35,000 people. The spa industry is also growing at a rapid rate, offering people who want to work in the beauty industry a wide range of opportunities across the UK and the world. The specialist Hair & Theatrical media make up the industry is also growing at a rapid rate with job opportunities on film sets, theatre and TV to name a few. Become part of this glamorous industry by getting hands-on on one of our beauty therapy and theatrical media make-up courses.
Why South and City College Birmingham?
We run beauty therapy, nail technician and theatrical media makeup courses from three of our campuses and at Bournville College, in real, purpose-built salons. You will learn from tutors who have years of experience working in the industry and they’ll bring their real-life experiences to the classroom. You will be hands-on in your course, getting stuck in from day one. The salons are equipped with the facilities and products found in high street salons.
New for September 2017, we will have a purpose built Specialist hair and theatrical make-up studio in Digbeth, where we will be offering our new Foundation Degree in Specialist Hair and Theatrical makeup.
Our courses will also give you hands-on experience of working on paying clients as our salons are open to the public. You will have the opportunity to have real hands-on experience working backstage on a filming set. You will learn about customer service, customer needs and uses your newly found skills on customers who are paying for their treatment.
Alongside this, you will be able to take part in an annual hair and beauty show held at the college, take part in competitions, do the make-up for the college’s fashion shows and we have even had students work on a film set.
Your future in Beauty Therapy and Theatrical Media Make-up
Our beauty therapy, nail technician and theatrical media make up courses will give you the skills and qualifications you need to get a job in this creative industry. You could work as a:
- Beauty therapist
- Spa Therapist
- Beauty Consultant
- Make-up artist
- Nail technician
- Or set up your own business
- Our students also have gone on to set up their own salons and mobile businesses, to work in traditional beauty salons as well as working in the growing industry of leisure spas, cruise ships, hotel chains both in the UK and abroad.
Why not join them? Take a look at our range of courses.
Student Satisfaction Survey 2017/18
I really enjoy the course that I am on and the one that I did last year – which is why I stayed on for this year. The tutors are great and really helpful and very easy to talk too.
Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make up Level: 3 | Location: Digbeth Campus|Bournville Campus
Basic Reflexology Level: 3 | Location: Hall Green Campus
Beauty and Spa Therapy Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3 Level: 3 | Location: Hall Green Campus|Bournville Campus
Beauty and Spa Therapy Technical Diploma Level 3 Level: 3 | Location: Hall Green Campus|Bournville Campus
Beauty Therapy NVQ Certificate Level 1 Level: 1 | Location: Handsworth Campus|Hall Green Campus
Beauty Therapy Technical Certificate Level 2 Level: 2 | Location: Hall Green Campus
Female Intimate Waxing (VTCT) Level: 3 | Location: Hall Green Campus
Foundation Degree in Specialist Hair and Media Make-up (awarded by University College Birmingham) Level: 5 | Location: Digbeth Campus
Hair and Make-up Artistry Technical Certificate Level 2 Level: 2 | Location: Hall Green Campus|Bournville Campus
Introduction to Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 1 Level: 1 | Location: Hall Green Campus|Bournville Campus
Introduction to Make-up Diploma Level 1 Level: 1 | Location: Bournville Campus
Technical Certificate in Nail Treatments Level: 2 | Location: Hall Green Campus|Bournville Campus
Threading VTCT Award Level 2 Level: 2 | Location: Hall Green Campus