hair & beauty

If you're looking for a future where you have the opportunity to learn how to express your creative flair, channel your communication skills and meet and work with a variety of fascinating people in an industry as diverse and colourful as the products you’ll use, then a career in hair and beauty is for you.

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Hair and Beauty you’ll study a course co-created and co-developed with an industry employer and gain all the industry experience you'll need to make a success of a career helping people look and feel good.

You’ll train in professional-standard salons on campus, each fully stocked with all the products and equipment you’d expect to find in any commercial salon, and gain invaluable experience working with paying clients in our North and South Manchester Studios of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy.

You’ll also receive dedicated ‘employability’ sessions with a named Employability Tutor to develop your skills and knowledge. In addition you will be allocated a dedicated Employability and Partnership Coordinator who will support you every step of the way helping to prepare you and equip you with the skills that you will need to thrive in the workplace. 

Available Courses (COMING SOON)

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Hair and Beauty you’ll study a course that is co-developed and co-delivered by one of our leading industry partners. You’ll complete a Level 3 qualification and a placement with an industry employer of at least 15 days. 

By the time you complete your time in the Industry Excellence Academy you’ll have developed an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gained work experience with industry leaders.


Studying in our Industry Excellence Academy for Hair and Beauty, you will preen and perfect skills that will set you up for a rewarding career in this flourishing sector. These range from beauty therapist, where average yearly earnings are £20,800, to salon managers, with an average yearly salary of £25,000.


We aim to bring together industry professionals and our talented students to help secure the best possible future for our students. These partnerships include:


Explore our gallery. From our outstanding facilities to fantastic work placement opportunities, get a taste of what it’s like working in the industry and see what you can expect from studying at The Manchester College.  

My tutors have made me more confident with all the resources and working on my own. From working on real clients in the salon I have gained actual experience which I can use to build a portfolio.
Jack Hughes

Download subject area guide

Find out more about our fantastic courses, outstanding facilities and the career options available to you. Download the subject area guide. 

join us at our NEXT OPEN event

Book your place at our next open event to learn all about our Industry Excellence Academy for Hair and Beauty, meet our tutors, see our fully-equipped industry standard hair and beauty salons and hear about all the opportunities that come with studying Hair and Beauty at The Manchester College.


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