Service Industries

Beauty therapy

You can launch your hair and beauty career right here.

Whether you want to work in a salon or a spa, start your own business or travel the world on a cruise liner, it's a career with so many possibilities.

With our salons on-site at both Barking & Dagenham College campuses, you'll have access to a realistic working environment - and paying customers!

Our courses help develop communication and customer service skills as well as technical ones.

Certain programmes also offer the chance to gain work experience on a Greek island!

Short courses include:

  • Gel nails
  • Lash lift
  • Spray tanning
  • Threading
  • Nail technology
  • Bridal makeup
Work experience opportunities

Our partnership with Erasmus+ means you have the opportunity to take part in a two or three week work placement in Europe. These are great work experience opportunities where you can develop your confidence, cultural and language awareness, and enhanced employability skills.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.