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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.

 

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.

Have you thought about an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are the perfect way to earn a wage while you learn. Take a look at what being an apprentice in a salon could be like below:

"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

Hair & Beauty

Full Time
Course Code: BARBER Start Date: 02/09/2019 Study Mode: Full-Time Fees: N/A Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include

Barber shops, hair and beauty salons and nail bars are in the top 10 most popular business start-ups. The industry offers vast opportunities for self-employment, progression, international travel and flexible working. A flair for business is just as important as creativity, as are ‘people’ skills such as confidence, communication and empathy. You can use your skills and imagination to improve someone’s life, whether it’s by making them feel good about themselves, solving a problem, or simply just having someone to talk to.

This course is available at level: 2

Course Code: BEAUTY Start Date: 02/09/2019 Study Mode: Full-Time Fees: N/A Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include

The world of beauty is an exciting and ever-evolving industry to be a part of, whether you choose to work in a spa, salon or running your own business. Over 245,000 people work in the industry across 55,000 businesses and it turns over £6.2 billion a year in the UK alone. The industry is based on creativity, innovation and what’s on trend. From contouring to charcoal face masks to micro blading, beauty is fast-paced and ever-evolving, meaning you’re guaranteed to have a diverse and exciting career.

This course is availale at levels: 1, 2 

Course Code: HAIR Start Date: 02/09/2019 Study Mode: Full-Time Fees: N/A Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include

Barber shops, hair and beauty salons and nail bars are in the top 10 most popular business start-ups. The industry offers vast opportunities for self-employment, progression, international travel and flexible working. A flair for business is just as important as creativity, as are ‘people’ skills such as confidence, communication and empathy. You can use your skills and imagination to improve someone’s life, whether it’s by making them feel good about themselves, solving a problem, or simply just having someone to talk to.

Courses available in this area at levels: 1, 2, 3 

Hair & Beauty

Part Time
Course Code: A554C-1/1 Start Date: 14/05/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Tuesday, 18:00 - 20:00 Fees: £60.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Course content is a short course and is  – perfect for busy parents.
  • Technical support is available if needed.
  • Improve your knowledge of clippers and tools.
  • Increase your confidence while working with clippers
  • Cut Barbering costs as you may be able to do your son/daughter and partner at home.
  • Useful in other professions
Course Code: A292B-1/1 Start Date: 09/12/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sun, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include

Information not currently available. Please call us.

Course Code: A151C-1/1 Start Date: 23/02/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £250.00 Location: 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.
Course Code: A146C-1/1 Start Date: 23/02/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £500.00 Location: 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.
  • Course Code: 4527B-1/1 Start Date: 10/11/2018 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.
    Course Code: 4527C-1/1 Start Date: 09/03/2019 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.
    Course Code: A078B-1/1 Start Date: 08/12/2018 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
    Course Code: A078D-1/1 Start Date: 01/06/2019 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
    Course Code: A078C-1/1 Start Date: 30/03/2019 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
    Course Code: A273D-1/1 Start Date: 11/05/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.

    Course Code: A273B-1/1 Start Date: 02/02/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.

    Course Code: A273-1/1 Start Date: 24/11/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.

    Course Code: A273C-1/1 Start Date: 13/07/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.

    Course Code: A184B-1/1 Start Date: 02/02/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.

    Course Code: 4523A-1/1 Start Date: 26/01/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £80.00 Location: 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.
    Course Code: A552B-1/1 Start Date: 06/02/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Wednesday, 17:30 - 20:30 Fees: £75.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Course content is a short course and is  – perfect for busy parents.
    • Technical support is available if needed.
    • Improve your knowledge of clippers and tools.
    • Increase your confidence while working with clippers and strong pattern work
    • Cut Barbering costs as you may be able to do your son/daughter and partner at home.
    • Useful in other professions
    Course Code: A552C-1/1 Start Date: 04/06/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Tuesday, 17:30 - 20:30 Fees: £75.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Course content is a short course and is  – perfect for busy parents.
    • Technical support is available if needed.
    • Improve your knowledge of clippers and tools.
    • Increase your confidence while working with clippers and strong pattern work
    • Cut Barbering costs as you may be able to do your son/daughter and partner at home.
    • Useful in other professions
    Course Code: 0042B-1/1 Start Date: 23/04/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Tuesday, 17:30 - 21:30 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £300.00,
    24+ £300.00, Overseas £600.00
    Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.

    Course Code: 4347A-1/1 Start Date: 15/01/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Tuesday, 17:30 - 21:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £600.00,
    24+ £600.00, Overseas £1250.00
    Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Industry standard facilities
    • Work with real clients
    • Get involved with in-house competitions
    • Industry links for hands-on workshops and employment
    • Build an e-portfolio.

    Entry Requirement:

  • You will need to have achieved a Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing (women’s) to be able to progress onto this course.
  • If you do not hold a level 2 in hairdressing, and you wish to do barbering, you must have previous experience working in a barbers and be able to complete a trade test.
  • Course Code: 0043A-1/1 Start Date: 08/01/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Tuesday, 17:30 - 21:30 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £600.00,
    24+ £600.00, Overseas £1250.00
    Location: 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.
    Course Code: 0682A-1/1 Start Date: 08/01/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Tuesday, 17:30 - 21:30 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £600.00,
    24+ £600.00, Overseas £1250.00
    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
    • Master the professional art of advanced manual nail enhancements.
    Course Code: 0159A-1/1 Start Date: 23/02/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £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.
    Course Code: A549C-1/1 Start Date: 22/06/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:30 - 16:00 Fees: £175.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • This is a short course and is perfect for busy parents.
    • Technical support is available if needed.
    • Improve your knowledge of clippers and tools.
    • Increase your confidence while working with clippers, strong pattern and line up work
    • Cut Barbering costs as you may be able to do your son/daughter and partner at home.
    • Useful in other professions
    Course Code: A549B-1/1 Start Date: 09/03/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:30 - 16:00 Fees: £175.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • This is a short course and is perfect for busy parents.
    • Technical support is available if needed.
    • Improve your knowledge of clippers and tools.
    • Increase your confidence while working with clippers, strong pattern and line up work
    • Cut Barbering costs as you may be able to do your son/daughter and partner at home.
    • Useful in other professions
    Course Code: A548B-1/1 Start Date: 26/01/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:30 - 16:00 Fees: £150.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • This is a short course and is perfect for busy parents.
    • Technical support is available if needed.
    • Improve your knowledge of clippers and tools.
    • Increase your confidence while working with clippers, strong pattern and line up work
    • Cut Barbering costs as you may be able to do your son/daughter and partner at home.
    • Useful in other professions
    Course Code: A548C-1/1 Start Date: 11/05/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:30 - 16:00 Fees: £150.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • This is a short course and is perfect for busy parents.
    • Technical support is available if needed.
    • Improve your knowledge of clippers and tools.
    • Increase your confidence while working with clippers, strong pattern and line up work
    • Cut Barbering costs as you may be able to do your son/daughter and partner at home.
    • Useful in other professions
    Course Code: 4526C-1/1 Start Date: 27/04/2019 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.
    Course Code: 4526B-1/1 Start Date: 17/01/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Thursday, 16:30 - 21:30 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.
    Course Code: A293B-1/1 Start Date: 19/05/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sun, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    You will be required to hold a certified Level 3 certificate in massage to progress on to this course. An online module is required to be sat prior to the course date. Information on this will be provided in your welcome email.

    Course Code: A550C-1/1 Start Date: 18/06/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Tuesday, 17:00 - 21:00 Fees: £95.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Course content is a short course and is perfect for busy professionals
    • Technical support is available if needed
    • Improve your knowledge of hair care, hair conditions and choosing the right products, to ensure the client leaves feeling fresh.
    • Increase your confidence when working with fades
    Course Code: A551B-1/1 Start Date: 06/03/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Wednesday, 16:00 - 21:00 Fees: £115.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Course content is a short course and is perfect for busy professionals
    • Technical support is available if needed
    • Improve your knowledge of hair care, hair conditions and choosing the right products, to ensure the healthiest looking beard or clean shaven man
    • Increase your confidence when working with beards and wet shaves
    Course Code: A551C-1/1 Start Date: 02/07/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Tuesday, 16:00 - 21:00 Fees: £115.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include
    • Course content is a short course and is perfect for busy professionals
    • Technical support is available if needed
    • Improve your knowledge of hair care, hair conditions and choosing the right products, to ensure the healthiest looking beard or clean shaven man
    • Increase your confidence when working with beards and wet shaves
    Course Code: 4528B-1/1 Start Date: 14/03/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Thursday, 18:00 - 21:00 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.
    Course Code: 4528A-1/1 Start Date: 04/04/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Thursday, 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.
    Course Code: A180C-1/1 Start Date: 25/05/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Sat, 9:00 - 16:00 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.

    Course Code: A180B-1/1 Start Date: 07/02/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Thursday, 16:30 - 21:30 Fees: £99.00 Location: Bletchley Campus
    Highlights Include

    Information not currently available. Please call us.