School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup

Beauty Therapy Treatments VTCT Diploma Level 3

Take your beauty therapy knowledge to the next level with our Beauty Therapy Treatments course. You will also explore body and stone massage technique...

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Hair and Beauty Skills VTCT Diploma (VRQ) Level 1

Enhance your clients’ beauty with this programme. You will create a professional portfolio that showcases your work. You will acquire hair styling s...

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Theatrical, Special Effects, and Hair and Media Makeup VTCT Level 3 Diploma

Turn up the drama with this creative course. You will learn specialist techniques such as airbrushing, camouflaging, special effects makeup, prostheti...

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About the School

The School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup combines creativity, industry knowledge, practical experience, and people skills to produce qualified experts in the beauty industry. Courses range from hairdressing to hair removal courses, and are run in-line with the latest fashion and beauty trends.



Stunning salons and spa, hair and makeup studios, and work experience opportunities in a flourishing business.

Store Links

Students can purchase the acrylic nails kit for the six week short course from the store.


What are the progression routes from your courses?

Progression routes are available from Level 1 through to Level 3 within the department. University Centre Leeds also offers a degree in Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Makeup as a further progression route for Level 3 students.

What careers do your qualifications lead to?

After completing our courses students can progress to various hair, beauty and media makeup roles. These roles include: creative hair stylist, makeup artist (MUA), beauty spa therapist, hairdresser, colour technician, theatrical makeup artist, wig technician, hair removal specialist, skin rejuvenation specialist, salon and spa manager and beauty assessor/teacher.

What facilities do you have?

We have stunning salon facilities for our students to train in as well as cutting-edge makeup studios. Our students gain also gain experience in a flourishing salon and spa business.

What industry links do you have?

We have a wealth of partnerships with leading brands such as Urban Decay, Treasure House, Dermalogica, Wella, Nouveau, Steiner, St Tropez Sterex, and Skyncare.

Which campus is the School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup based at?

We are based at Printworks Campus.


We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection and our dedicated safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.


School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup

Beauty Therapy (Massage Route) Apprenticeship Level 3

This programme is ideal for those who are currently working as a beauty therapist and would like to take their practical skills and industry knowledge...

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Hair Professional Apprenticeship Level 2

This programme will allow students to work as a barber or hairdresser to provide hair cutting, styling and grooming services for men and women.

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Beauty Apprenticeship Level 2

This programme allows students to work in the beauty industry. It is ideal for anyone wanting to become an apprentice beauty therapist.

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Did You Know?
Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

The resources include books, journals, e-books, videos, encyclopedias and more. These resources are the combined total number of resources at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston, Rothwell Centre, The Annexe, Printworks Campus and Park Lane Campus. We also have 12,277 e-books across Leeds City College libraries and more than 500,000 videos!

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