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Hair & Beauty

We offer courses in a wide range of subjects including hairdressing, media and fashion make-up, beauty therapy, reflexology, massage, aromatherapy and advance laser and light hair and skin treatments. You will learn your new skills in our state-of-the-art facilities which are among the finest in the area.

Our commercial salon, Oasis at Oaklands, gives you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working in a fully operational hair and beauty salon. We have highly qualified tutors, with vast industry experience, who have strong links with many local businesses to help you get the best experience and opportunities for your future career.

Our short courses are suitable for professional and medical professionals to continue professional development or anyone who would like to try something new. We also offer many part time courses in Beauty for those looking for specialised courses or to upskill.

All of our full time programmes include opportunities to support and enhance your learning so that you can achieve your goals and ambitions. Students enrol on a Study Programme which individualises their education whilst enhancing their employability skills. A Study programme is made up of four key elements which includes a main vocational qualification, the development of English and maths through the study of GCSE’s or Functional Skills, Work-related learning through work experience and Personal Development Reviews.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk

L2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques

Students will complete Level 2 Beauty Therapy covering a range of units. All units will have written assessments, multiple choice tests and will include practical summative assessments on paying clients covering ranges set by VTCT.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Full Level 2
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

During this one year full time course you will discover and learn extensive beauty therapy techniques that are essential to progressing into employment in spa’s and salons both locally or internationally. The course has been designed to ensure that students leave college ready for employment, by developing and honing essential customer services skills, communication skills and retail techniques desired by employers. The practical skills are taught in one of our four salons and practice is undertaken in a commercial salon on clients, allowing students to gain experience in a safe environment.

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Durationnk nk
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

These units will be chosen to allow the students to explore the creative side of the industry and go a little deeper in some knowledge to help prepare them for progression choices. The units below are a sample of what you could do whilst on the course. You will be working on yourself, blocks and models to perform your practical skills Some of the topics could include: • Create an image based on a theme (M) • Basic Manicure • Basic Pedicure • Basic photographic make up • Basic face painting • Basic nail art • Eyebrow shaping • Basic Skin Care • Client customer skills • Promote yourself for a job interview • Working in the hair and beauty industry • Follow health and safety practices in the salon • Basic plaiting and twisting • Shampoo and treat hair • Blow dry and finish hair • Colour hair using semi-permanent colour

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

The Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Make up Artistry is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop practical skills in make up application and hairdressing. The following units are mandatory and must be completed to achieve the full qualification - Health safety and hygiene - Make-up applications - Hair preparation services - Continuity planning for make-up services - Dress and finish hair services - Continuity hair services - Anatomy and physiology for make-up artists - Total look for competition work - Face and body art painting - Fashion and editorial make-up

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Full Level 2
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

This is a fast track course and enables you to achieve a level 2 Beauty qualification in a year. Successfully completing this qualification enables the Learner to provide for all general beauty treatments in a safe and effective manner. All units will have written assessments, multiple choice tests and will include practical summative assessments on paying clients covering ranges set by VTCT. As this course is run on 1 day per week there will be work set to complete at home and meeting deadlines is essential.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration31WK 31 weeks
  • 2Full Level 2
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

Students will complete Level 2 Hairdressing covering a range of units. All units will have a mixture of written assessments, multiple choice tests and will include practical summative assessments on paying clients covering ranges set by VTCT.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Full Level 2
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

The Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Artistry is an intensive course that gives you an introduction to the many avenues of makeup artistry and therefore is a great starting point to guide people into the areas that are most suitable for their skills and interests.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 3Full Level 3
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 4Level 4
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

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