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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 to travel the world on cruise ships offering beauty treatments, there are a variety of courses for you to consider to kick off your career in style.

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

Full Time
Barbering - Level 2 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 3223P-1/1 Start Date: 10/09/2018 Study Mode: Full-Time, Mon-Sat, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Learn and work in an industry standard barbers based in The Graduate, the commercial salon on campus
  • Have the opportunity to enter various competitions throughout the academic year to show case your skills
  • Take part in workshops and demonstrations with visitors from the industry
  • Learn the Mens Method of barbering, a unique college training programme endorsed by Wahl
Beauty Therapy - Level 1 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 2103P-1/1 Start Date: 10/09/2018 Study Mode: Full-Time, Mon-Sat, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £3000.00,
24+ £3000.00, Overseas £6000.00
Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Opportunities to extend your knowledge through visits e.g. The Beauty Therapy Exhibition
  • Excellent facilities and training at our onsite training and commercial salon
  • Get involved at the end of year celebration at Middleton Hall in centre:mk
  • Experience life in a busy working salon
  • Gain a variety of new skills, from skin care to nail art
Beauty Therapy - Level 2 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 0440P-1/1 Start Date: 10/09/2018 Study Mode: Full-Time, Mon-Sat, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Location: 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 end of year College celebration at Middleton Hall in mk:centre
  • Industry links with Whittlebury Hall, Champneys Health Resort and Aqua Sana
  • Excellent facilities and training at our onsite training and commercial salon The Graduate
Beauty Therapy - Level 3 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 0439P-1/1 Start Date: 10/09/2018 Study Mode: Full-Time, Mon-Sat, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £3345.00,
24+ £3345.00, Overseas £3345.00
Location: 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 end of the year celebration at Middleton Hall
  • Industry links with Whittlebury Hall, Champneys and Aqua Sana
Hairdressing - Level 2 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 0340P-1/1 Start Date: 10/09/2018 Study Mode: Full-Time, Mon-Sat, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Get involved at the end of year celebration at Middleton Hall in centre:mk
  • Perform professional hair services on clients in our training and commercial salon The Graduate
  • Take part in 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 a variety of new skills
  • Learn to colour and lighten hair using the Wella method
Hairdressing - Level 1 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 0392P-1/1 Start Date: 10/09/2018 Study Mode: Full-Time, Mon-Sat, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £3000.00, Overseas £6000.00
Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Get involved in the hair bar at the end of year celebration at Middleton Hall at the centre:mk
  • Perform professional hair services on clients in our training and commercial salon The Graduate
  • Enter in-house competitions
  • Enjoy industry links with the Francesco Group
  • Learn a variety of new skills including applying and removing temporary hair colour

Hairdressing, Beauty and Holistic Therapy

Part Time
Deep Tissue Massage - 22/04/2018
 
Course Code: A292B-1/1 Start Date: 22/04/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sun, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Learn the ins and outs of deep tissue massage
  • Physically practice on peers
  • Learn and work in a fully functional salon/treatment rooms
  • Meet like-minded people
Hopi Ear Candling - 18/03/2018
 
Course Code: A291B-1/1 Start Date: 18/03/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sun, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Receive an introduction to the treatment
  • Learn about health and safety industry requirements
  • Learn practical and theoretical skills
  • Meet and work with like-minded people
Level 2 Award in Wax Depilation - 24/04/2018
 
Course Code: 0042B-1/1 Start Date: 24/04/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Tue, 17:30 - 21:30 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £300.00,
24+ £300.00, Overseas £600.00
Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Learn a new skill in a friendly and relaxed enivornment
  • Improve your offering to clients
Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage - 14/04/2018
 
Course Code: 0044A-1/1 Start Date: 14/04/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £941.00,
24+ £941.00, Overseas £941.00
Location: 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.
TGPA - Eyebrow Definition - 28/04/2018
 
Course Code: 4527C-1/1 Start Date: 28/04/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: 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
TGPA - Gel Nail Course - 07/07/2018
 
Course Code: A078C-1/1 Start Date: 07/07/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: 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
TGPA - Gel Nail Course - 17/02/2018
 
Course Code: A078D-1/1 Start Date: 17/02/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: 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
TGPA - Geleration Sculpted Nails - 14/07/2018
 
Course Code: A273C-1/1 Start Date: 14/07/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Geleration is a soak-off gel nail system used in salons internationally
  • Learn new techniques and how to use solutions
  • Meet like-minded people in a professional environment
  • Learn from well experienced tutors with industry experience
TGPA - Spray Tanning - 03/03/2018
 
Course Code: 4526C-1/1 Start Date: 03/03/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: 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
TGPA - Threading - 05/04/2018
 
Course Code: 4528A-1/1 Start Date: 05/04/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Thu, 17:30 - 20:30 Fees: £60.00 Location: 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.
TGPA - Ultimate Lash Lift - 21/04/2018
 
Course Code: A180B-1/1 Start Date: 21/04/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Introduction to treatment
  • Health and Safety industry requirements associated via online module
  • Product knowledge
  • Consult, plan and prepare techniques
  • Practical skills in lash preparation, treatment application and range of techniques to enable you to meet a broad range of client requirements
  • Aftercare and maintenance
  • Receive post ost course support
TGPA - Ultimate Lash Lift - 09/06/2018
 
Course Code: A180C-1/1 Start Date: 09/06/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Introduction to treatment
  • Health and Safety industry requirements associated via online module
  • Product knowledge
  • Consult, plan and prepare techniques
  • Practical skills in lash preparation, treatment application and range of techniques to enable you to meet a broad range of client requirements
  • Aftercare and maintenance
  • Receive post course support