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HAIRDRESSING & BEAUTY THERAPY

Welcome to the Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy department


What’s it all about?

Whether your ultimate dream is to run your own salon, be the next Lee Stafford, or just to perfect your contour, there are a variety of courses for you to consider.

Not many students have the chance to work in a fully functional salon open to the public. The Graduate, based at the Bletchley campus, offers all up to date hair and beauty treatments, giving students the chance to  work their magic on real paying customers.

Our courses are taught to professional industry standards by our highly experienced tutors, who will inspire you to develop your skills and encourage your creativity so that you can go on to provide the highest quality service to your customers.

Is it for me?

To excel in this industry you must have passion for what you do. Whether it's making someone feel special with a new set of gel nails or helping a new bride out with her hairdo, determination is essential.

Would you like the freedom to own your own business, travel the world and create some long lasting friendships? Well studying Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy with us could help you achieve all of this and channel your creative flare into a profession.

What will I do?

Whether you are interested in hairdressing, barbering or beauty training, you will begin by learning in our training salon, The Graduate. As your expertise develops, you will move into the commercial salon which is open to the public. As well as training in our hair and beauty salons, you’ll learn from guest stylists in workshops, have the opportunity to attend focus days at top London studios, enter competitions including the Wella Exposure, and even gain additional qualifications, including self-tanning or using specialist products like GKhair Hair Taming System.

There is the opportunity to take part in the Milton Keynes Barber of the Year competition, get your beauty skills recognised at the Regional World Skills Show or show off your hairdressing technique in competitions run by the likes of leading beauty product suppliers, Chris & Sons.

What can I do next?

Whether you dream of running your own salon, working on cruise liners or joining an esteemed hair or beauty salon, Milton Keynes College is the perfect place to start, or even continue building your working knowledge. One of our courses could give you the platform to go out into the workplace either on completion of a course or as an apprentice, or you could continue learning in a specialist field.

Industry Links

Our salons are affiliated to the Francesco Group, one of the largest award-winning hairdressing companies in the UK. As a hairdressing student, you’ll learn the “Francesco way” – professionally recognised techniques only taught at a select number of colleges.

Beauty students benefit from our partnership with the prestigious Champneys Spa, where your skills are recognised by its “seal of approval.”

 

Want to be a cut above the rest?

The Graduate is able to offer a range of high quality Hair and Beauty treatments, delivered by both our skilled students and industry expert staff. To book an appointment at The Graduate, please call 01908 684102.

 

"MK college has made a huge difference in my life. Being able to learn in the purpose built salon built up my confidence. I really enjoyed going there every day."

Geeta Verma, Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

Hairdressing, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Courses

Full Time
Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 2103P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-SAT 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £3000.00,
24+ £3000.00, Overseas £6000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 0440P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-SAT 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Opportunities to extend your knowledge through attending trips e.g. a Beauty Therapy Exhibition
  • Participate in sessions facilitated by guest speakers and external industry related workshops
  • Get involved at the Festival of Lifestyles at Middleton Hall
  • Industry links with Whittlebury Hall
  • Excellent facilities and training at our onsite training and commercial salon The Graduate.
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 3223P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-SAT 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • At Milton Keynes college we have high end facilities that relay high end industry standards.
  • Barbering students have the opportunity to enter various competitions throughout the academic year to show case their skills.
  • We host an employability week where we invite some of the industry leading experts to work with students to develop their skills further and attend trade shows where students can watch demonstrations and see what emerging trends with techniques and equipment.
  • Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing - 11/09/2017
     
    Course Code: 0392P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-SAT 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
    24+ £3000.00, Overseas £6000.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Get involved in the hair bar at the Festival of Lifestyles at Middleton Hall
    • Perform professional hair services on clients in our training and commercial salon The Graduate
    • Enter in-house competitions
    • Industry links with the Francesco Group
    • The opportunity to learn new skills in our enrichment week.
    Level 2 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing - 11/09/2017
     
    Course Code: 0340P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-SAT 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
    24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Get involved at the Festival of Lifestyles at Middleton Hall
    • Perform professional hair services on clients in our training and commercial Salon The Graduate
    • In-house competitions
    • Industry links with the Francesco Group
    • The opportunity to apply for an apprenticeship within The Graduate salon on successful completion of Level 2
    • The opportunity to learn new skills in our enrichment week.
    Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy - 11/09/2017
     
    Course Code: 0439P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-SAT 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £3345.00,
    24+ £3345.00, Overseas £3345.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Opportunities to extend your knowledge through attending a trip e.g. a Beauty Therapy Exhibition
    • Excellent onsite facilities in our professional salon The Graduate
    • Participate in sessions facilitated by guest speakers and external industry related workshops
    • Get involved at the Festival of Lifestyles at Middleton Hall
    • Industry links with Whittlebury Hall

    Hairdressing, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Courses

    Part Time
    Advanced waxing - 12/02/2018
     
    Course Code: A184B-1/1 Course Dates: 12/02/2018 - 12/02/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, MON 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £125.00, 19-23 £125.00,
    24+ £125.00, Overseas £125.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.

    Eyebrow Definition - 18/11/2017
     
    Course Code: 4527B-1/1 Course Dates: 18/11/2017 - 18/11/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £250.00, 19-23 £250.00,
    24+ £250.00, Overseas £250.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learn how to create perfect highly defined brows using a wide range of techniques
    • Become qualified within a one day or evening course
    • Network with other professionals
    • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry.
    Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology - 06/02/2018
     
    Course Code: 0682A-1/1 Course Dates: 06/02/2018 - 29/05/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE 17:30 - 21:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £600.00,
    24+ £600.00, Overseas £1250.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learning is facilitated in salons within The Graduate which have exceptional standards that mirror industry
    • Experienced industry professionals teaching at the highest standards
    • Master the professional art of advanced manual nail enhancements.
    Lash Enhancement - 02/04/2018
     
    Course Code: 4523B-1/1 Course Dates: 02/04/2018 - 02/04/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, MON 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £80.00, 19-23 £80.00,
    24+ £80.00, Overseas £80.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Create subtle to dramatic lashes for all your clients’ needs
    • Become qualified within a one day or evening course
    • Network with other professionals
    • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry.
    Geleration Sculpted Nails - 29/04/2017
     
    Course Code: A273B-1/1 Course Dates: 29/04/2017 - 29/04/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £99.00, 19-23 £99.00,
    24+ £99.00, Overseas £99.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.

    Ultimate Lash Lift - 19/03/2018
     
    Course Code: A180B-1/1 Course Dates: 19/03/2018 - 19/03/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, MON 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £250.00, 19-23 £250.00,
    24+ £250.00, Overseas £250.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    Ultimate Lash Lift - 28/05/2018
     
    Course Code: A180C-1/1 Course Dates: 28/05/2018 - 28/05/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, MON 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £250.00, 19-23 £250.00,
    24+ £250.00, Overseas £250.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    Express and Semi Permanent Eyelash Extensions - 26/02/2018
     
    Course Code: A146B-1/1 Course Dates: 26/02/2018 - 12/03/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, MON 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £500.00, 19-23 £500.00,
    24+ £500.00, Overseas £500.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
  • Learn how to create perfect express and semi-permanent single hair eyelash extensions. Our Express treatment designed to allow your clients to have beautiful full lashes in minimal time. Our Semi-permanent lash treatment is designed for those clients who wish to be committed to maintain their lashes over a longer period by having scheduled maintenance appointments.
  • Network with likeminded individuals.
  • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry.
  • We believe that one days training is not enough time to build your confidence and technique to become an amazing semi-permanent lash technician, that is why we have designed a unique two day course to give you that extra time to ensure that you are.
  • Level 2 Award in Wax Depilation - 18/04/2017
     
    Course Code: 0042B-1/1 Course Dates: 18/04/2017 - 11/07/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE 17:30 - 21:30 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £300.00,
    24+ £300.00, Overseas £600.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learn a new skill in a professional environment with like-minded people
    • Create a portfolio of your work to show to new clients
    • Learn how to communicate and care for clients effectively
    • Have the opportunity to practice on other students
    Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage - 03/03/2018
     
    Course Code: 0159A-1/1 Course Dates: 03/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £941.00, 19-23 £941.00,
    24+ £941.00, Overseas £941.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learning is facilitated in salons within The Graduate which have exceptional standards that mirror industry
    • Experienced industry professionals teaching at the highest standards
    • Build your confidence in dealing with clients in a professional setting.
    Advanced waxing - 18/11/2017
     
    Course Code: A184A-1/1 Course Dates: 18/11/2017 - 18/11/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £125.00, 19-23 £125.00,
    24+ £125.00, Overseas £125.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learn a range of techniques to safely remove unwanted body hair. Methods of removal will include hot wax and than adaptations using cream wax also.
    • Network with likeminded individuals.
    • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry.
    • In addition to the course training day you will be required to undertake an online module before the course date. This enables us to design your training day to be theory specific and very practical based.
    Level 2 Award in Wax Depilation - 24/04/2018
     
    Course Code: 0042B-1/1 Course Dates: 24/04/2018 - 17/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE 17:30 - 21:30 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £300.00,
    24+ £300.00, Overseas £600.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.

    Eyebrow Definition - 28/04/2018
     
    Course Code: 4527C-1/1 Course Dates: 28/04/2018 - 28/04/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £250.00, 19-23 £250.00,
    24+ £250.00, Overseas £250.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learn how to create perfect highly defined brows using a wide range of techniques
    • Become qualified within a one day or evening course
    • Network with other professionals
    • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry.
    Lash Enhancement - 16/12/2017
     
    Course Code: 4523A-1/1 Course Dates: 16/12/2017 - 16/12/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £80.00, 19-23 £80.00,
    24+ £80.00, Overseas £80.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Create subtle to dramatic lashes for all your clients’ needs
    • Become qualified within a one day or evening course
    • Network with other professionals
    • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry.
    Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-Up - 09/01/2018
     
    Course Code: 0043A-1/1 Course Dates: 09/01/2018 - 03/04/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE 17:30 - 21:30 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £600.00,
    24+ £600.00, Overseas £1250.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learning is facilitated in salons within The Graduate which have exceptional standards that mirror industry
    • Gives you the opportunity to learn how to instruct a client on developing their own make-up techniques
    • Covers a broad variety of make-up looks
    • Learn how to complete full professional make-up application including eye enhancements using varying techniques
    • Experienced industry professionals teaching at the highest standards.
    Gel Nail Course - 12/05/2018
     
    Course Code: A078C-1/1 Course Dates: 12/05/2018 - 12/05/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £99.00, 19-23 £99.00,
    24+ £99.00, Overseas £99.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learn how to create perfect manicured, Gel Polished nails using industry leading brands
    • Become qualified within one day
    • Network with likeminded individuals
    • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry
    Threading - 05/04/2018
     
    Course Code: 4528B-1/1 Course Dates: 05/04/2018 - 05/04/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, THU 18:00 - 21:00 Fees: 16-18 £60.00, 19-23 £60.00,
    24+ £60.00, Overseas £60.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learn the ancient art of threading
    • Learn how to create precision brows and remove unwanted facial hair
    • Become qualified within an evening course
    • Network with other professionals
    • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry.
    Thai Massage - 21/05/2017
     
    Course Code: A293B-1/1 Course Dates: 21/05/2017 - 21/05/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SUN 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £145.00, 19-23 £145.00,
    24+ £145.00, Overseas £145.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.

    Spray Tanning - 17/06/2017
     
    Course Code: 4526C-1/1 Course Dates: 17/06/2017 - 17/06/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £99.00, 19-23 £99.00,
    24+ £99.00, Overseas £99.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learn how to create the perfect glow
    • Learn how to create different depths of tones to suit individual needs
    • Become qualified within a one day or evening course
    • Network with other professionals
    • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry.
    Spray Tanning - 17/02/2018
     
    Course Code: 4526B-1/1 Course Dates: 17/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £99.00, 19-23 £99.00,
    24+ £99.00, Overseas £99.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learn how to create the perfect glow
    • Learn how to create different depths of tones to suit individual needs
    • Become qualified within a one day or evening course
    • Network with other professionals
    • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry.
    Deep Tissue Massage - 07/05/2017
     
    Course Code: A292B-1/1 Course Dates: 07/05/2017 - 07/05/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SUN 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £145.00, 19-23 £145.00,
    24+ £145.00, Overseas £145.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.

    Gel Nail Course - 09/12/2017
     
    Course Code: A078B-1/1 Course Dates: 09/12/2017 - 09/12/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £99.00, 19-23 £99.00,
    24+ £99.00, Overseas £99.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learn how to create perfect manicured, Gel Polished nails using industry leading brands
    • Become qualified within one day
    • Network with likeminded individuals
    • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry
    Spray Tanning - 21/10/2017
     
    Course Code: 4526A-1/1 Course Dates: 21/10/2017 - 21/10/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £99.00, 19-23 £99.00,
    24+ £99.00, Overseas £99.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learn how to create the perfect glow
    • Learn how to create different depths of tones to suit individual needs
    • Become qualified within a one day or evening course
    • Network with other professionals
    • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry.
    Express Eyelash Extensions - 26/02/2018
     
    Course Code: A151B-1/1 Course Dates: 26/02/2018 - 26/02/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, MON 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £250.00, 19-23 £250.00,
    24+ £250.00, Overseas £250.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    Learn how to create perfect express single hair eyelash extensions. Treatment designed to allow your clients to have beautiful full lashes in minimal time.

    Become qualified within one day.

    Network with likeminded individuals

    Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry.
    Spray Tanning - 23/06/2018
     
    Course Code: 4526C-1/1 Course Dates: 23/06/2018 - 23/06/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £99.00, 19-23 £99.00,
    24+ £99.00, Overseas £99.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learn how to create the perfect glow
    • Learn how to create different depths of tones to suit individual needs
    • Become qualified within a one day or evening course
    • Network with other professionals
    • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry.
    Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments - 30/09/2017
     
    Course Code: 0144B-1/1 Course Dates: 30/09/2017 - 11/11/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 15:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £600.00,
    24+ £600.00, Overseas £1250.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learning is facilitated in salons within The Graduate which have exceptional standards that mirror industry
    • Experienced industry professionals teaching at the highest standards
    • Weekend course to fit around your existing commitments
    • The perfect stepping stone to progress on to nail technology.
    Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage - 11/11/2017
     
    Course Code: 0044A-1/1 Course Dates: 11/11/2017 - 09/12/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £941.00,
    24+ £941.00, Overseas £941.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learning is facilitated in salons within The Graduate which have exceptional standards that mirror industry
    • Experienced industry professionals teaching at the highest standards
    • Build your confidence in dealing with clients in a professional setting
    • Develop skills to promote client well-being through relaxation and improvement of mobility.
    Ultimate Lash Lift - 10/06/2017
     
    Course Code: A180C-1/1 Course Dates: 10/06/2017 - 10/06/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £250.00, 19-23 £250.00,
    24+ £250.00, Overseas £250.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    You do not need anything for your course. The products will be supplied by us to enable you to practice and carry out the required assessment(s). If you would like to purchase a kit after the course, details will be given on how to do so on completion.

    Hopi Ear Candling - 14/05/2017
     
    Course Code: A291B-1/1 Course Dates: 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SUN 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £130.00, 19-23 £130.00,
    24+ £130.00, Overseas £130.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.

    Gel Nail Course - 30/09/2017
     
    Course Code: A078A-1/1 Course Dates: 30/09/2017 - 30/09/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, SAT 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 £99.00, 19-23 £99.00,
    24+ £99.00, Overseas £99.00
    Site: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Learn how to create perfect manicured, Gel Polished nails using industry leading brands
    • Become qualified within one day
    • Network with likeminded individuals
    • Learning is facilitated in salons with exceptional standards that mirror industry