Centre of excellence for hair & beauty

In our Centre of Excellence for Hair and Beauty you’ll gain all the skills required to make a career out of 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.

As your skills advance, you’ll also be able to work with paying clients in our North and South Manchester Studios of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. Our Centre also has links with big brands such as Wella and Eve Taylor meaning you’ll benefit from their industry input. 

Depending on your level of study you will complete up to 2 weeks' work experience with one or multiple employers, in either a single block or on seperate days during your course. You’ll also receive  ‘employability’ sessions that will equip you with the skills that you’ll need to thrive in the workplace. 

When you complete your journey in our Centre of Excellence for Hair and Beauty you will have all the skills you need to be ‘work ready’ and the qualifications you need to take the next steps towards an amazing career. 

Available Courses

While studying at our Centre of Excellence you can obtain qualifications ranging from Entry Level and Level 3 certificates through to Extended Diplomas. If you haven’t already obtained a Grade 4 GCSE in English or maths you’ll also study to achieve this level of qualification, which is a mandatory requirement of your course and essential for many careers. 

In our Centre of Excellence for Hair and Beauty you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gain work experience with industry leaders.

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Studying in our Centre of Excellence 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. Our industry partner for Hair and Beauty is:


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

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

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Book your place at our next open event to learn all about our Centre of Excellence for Hair and Beauty, meet our tutors, tour facilities and hear about all the opportunities that come with studying Hair and Beauty at The Manchester College.


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