Whether you are thinking of a career as a hairdresser in a salon, a beauty therapist in a spa or a make-up artist in the theatre and or in the world of TV or film, we have a course for you to enable you to take your first steps. Plus, our Hairdressing courses are powered by Toni&Guy - see course details for more information.Department information
Hairdressing: Level 1 VRQ Diploma
This course introduces you to a mixture of hair and beauty units to give you the breadth of the industry that you are entering. The course will incorporate Level 2 skills in to the practical sessions in order to stretch your skills in preparation for Level 2. We would love you to come along to an open evening to witness our amazing facilities for yourselves.
Beauty Therapy: Level 2 Diploma
This full-time course is for those who want to become qualified Beauty Therapists. On this study programme you will develop your practical skills.
Hair and Media Make-Up: Level 2
This course will develop students' skills in hair and media make-up and successful completion will allow progression on to the Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-Up.
Hairdressing: Level 2 VRQ Diploma
This course will help you to develop a range of practical hairdressing skills that are required in a hairdressing salon. You will learn fundamental hairdressing techniques such as cutting, colouring, styling and shampooing.
Beauty Therapy: Level 3 Diploma
This Full-time Beauty Therapy course is for those who want to become qualified Beauty Therapists. The main part of your programme consists of underpinning knowledge and understanding alongside the development of practical skills within a salon environment treating paying clients.
Hairdressing: Level 3 VRQ Diploma
At Level 3 you will work on your creativity and confidence in order to deliver varied and advanced hairdressing techniques such as creative colouring, creative cutting and colour correction, in collaboration with Toni&Guy. You will work on real life clients, in both our training salons and in our commercial salon, Innovation, to put your new skills into action as you learn them.
Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-Up: Level 3
The Level 3 Diploma provides you with the specialist practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment within the theatrical and media make-up industry. A Level 2 Diploma or Technical Certificate in Hair and Media Make-Up is required to enable you to progress on to this Level 3 course.
All beauty therapy lecturers are experienced therapists and teachers with extensive training within the industry. Our students develop the highest standards enabling them to stand out from other applicants when applying for jobs.
All hairdressing lecturers are experienced hairdressers and teachers and are trained by Toni & Guy in the London Academy. Our lessons are delivered to the same high standards, preparing you for a successful career in the industry.
Hair & Media Make-up
If make-up is your passion, then we have the course for you! Nescot have qualifications dedicated to aspiring make-up artists. You will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of makeup and hair styling at both Level 2 and 3.
Hair & Media Make-up
Our highly trained staff will work with you to develop the highest levels of expertise.
The department has three professional beauty therapy salons where you will use our professional facial, body and electrical equipment to treat members of the public.
We also have two purpose-built hairdressing salons where students learn cutting, styling and colouring before progressing to work experience with paying clients.
Hair & Media Make-up
At Nescot we encourage our students to think ahead, so that they can choose the right courses to fit them and their future. We also use an innovative online platform called Start, which is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering students a single starting point to help simplify careers guidance. Students can build a personal profile aimed at guiding them throughout their career. Find out more here.
Skills you will gain
Students are trained to deliver hairdressing and beauty treatment services to the high standards expected in professional settings. The skills you will learn as you progress through your practical and classroom learning include:
- Practical skills in a variety of hair techniques
- Developing passion and industry awareness
- Organisation and communication
- Customer service
- Creative thinking
- Health & Safety
- Digital skills
- Anatomy & physiology
- Keeping to time
- Portfolio development
At the moment we’re working on hair and makeup looks inspired by the 1980s, and body art inspired by Picasso. The body art is hard because you have to be really precise with the paint. My techniques have got much better since I started the course, and I feel much more confident.
Ella, Hair & Media Makeup
The tutors have really high standards for our work, but I like that because you feel more prepared for the industry. The facilities are great, and the equipment and products we have access to is amazing. I would definitely recommend Beauty Therapy at Nescot.
The course is really practical, and our projects are really varied. We’ve done so many different things already, from special effects like bruises and missing fingers to special occasion looks, like for a wedding.
Trevelle, Hair & Media Makeup
The best things about Nescot are the facilities and the teaching, because you get a lot of support. We’ve learnt a lot in our first year, and now I’m looking forward to having my own clients next year.
We work in a really professional environment, and that sets people’s expectations straight away. The teaching is really structured, but it’s also fun. When we’re learning a treatment we usually learn the theory first and then we practice the treatment until we’re competent and confident. Then there’s a lot of emphasis on continuously improving, which is good practice for the industry.
Katie, Beauty Therapy
Health & Social Care
Nescot’s Care and Health Team are at the forefront of a fast-moving industry. We believe in treating our students as responsible adult individuals and you will rapidly grow in both ability and maturity. We pride ourselves on the fact that our students are so well regarded that employers frequently send us their vacancies because they want someone who is ‘Nescot qualified’.
Sport & Sports Science
The Sports Department’s staff are high level performers, members of national coaching squads and sports psychology coaches for elite performers. We are an innovative, energetic team who are always developing ways of bringing your learning to life.
Art & Digital Design
The Art and Design department at Nescot offers an interdisciplinary programme of study, which concludes in specialist or interdisciplinary pathways, as students develop and expand their knowledge and skill set.