Careers in Hair and Beauty

Careers in Hair and Beauty

Studying Hair and Beauty at Barnsley College will enable you to develop skills for a range of careers such as: Barber, Beauty Consultant, Hairstylist, Nail Technician, Salon Manager, Spa Therapist.

pathways_iconOur Hair and Beauty pathways.


of Hair and Beauty students went on to work or further study after completing their course.

All students have access to:

Student Profile

Ruth Harrison

Hairdressing NVQ Level 2 Full-time

“My course has opened up so many doors and has given me the opportunity to pursue something I love. Barnsley College has not only exceeded my expectations but it has allowed me to strive to achieve more than I ever thought possible.”

Kirk Balk Community College

Student Profile

Britney Snape

Hairdressing NVQ Level 2 Full-time

“My course has not only allowed me to progress towards my dream career but has also helped me progress as an individual. I love the hands-on experience I’m receiving and feel confident in the skills I’ve gained so far.”

Stocksbridge High School

Alumni Profile

Ashleigh Kaye

Beauty Therapy Level 2 and Nail Services Level 3

“The relevant training and hands on work experience allowed me to reach my full potential and seeing how committed my tutors were about their jobs inspired me to succeed and eventually become a beauty tutor. ”

Beautician at Sunkiss Tanning and Nail centre - Hillsborough Branch but is also studying part time Certificate of Education at UCB alongside her job to become a Beauty Tutor.

Reasons to join us at Barnsley College

Reason 1

We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding lessons to allow you to achieve, succeed and progress into new and exciting destinations.

Reason 2

You will participate in enrichment industry week – an opportunity to ‘try something new’. Professionals from Dermalogica, Wella and Steiner are invited in to college to demonstrate, train and inspire students.

Reason 3

You will take part in external competitions such as World Skills allowing exciting opportunities to compete nationally and internationally.

Reason 4

The annual Alternative Image hair and beauty show gives you a chance to work together with students to create a professional innovative production to showcase their skills.

Reason 5

Lots of our students participate in community volunteering events.