Leisure Centre and College Partner to offer Spa and Beauty Treatments

Leisure Centre and College Partner to offer Spa and Beauty Treatments

Leisure Centre and College Partner to offer Spa and Beauty Treatments  
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Northumberland College's Hair and Beauty Academy have teamed up with Active Northumberland to provide spa and beauty treatments at Ashington's brand-new and RIBA award-winning Leisure Centre.

Five Level 3 Beauty Therapy students operate from the Tranquillity Spa every Tuesday from 9am to 1pm, with treatments discounted by 25%.

The treatments on offer include a range of services at a professional level including massages, waxing, tanning, tinting, manicures and pedicures.

The spa hosts three treatment rooms, a dedicated tanning room, manicure and pedicure bays combined with a thermal spa experience including spa, pool, sauna, steam room, aromatherapy room, heated benches, monsoon showers, ice feature and foot spas.


Dawn Eastham, Academy Head of Hair and Beauty at Northumberland College, said: "I am delighted to be working in partnership with Active Northumberland.


"Providing students with real world experience is central to employability objectives across Northumberland College and none more so than in hair and beauty which is a consumer led sector. This exciting opportunity means our students get industry experience whilst studying."


Beauty Therapy Level 3 Student, Cheryl Pearson from Ashington, said: "It's great to get experience in a proper working environment and getting used to the fast pace of it. There's client after client coming in, so it's all about being prompt and efficient. 

"Employers look for experience and industry-ready staff to take, so this course and partnership is offering us this and enhancing our career prospects."


In the North East the sector employs over 38,000 people within hair, beauty, nails, barbering and spas. The sector forecasts continued growth too.


Northumberland College's Hair and Beauty Academy provides courses from entry level to level 4 and offers a range of full-time and part-time courses, including Apprenticeships.


Following a refurbishment of more than 10 million pounds at the start of the academic year 2015-16, Northumberland College opened up a chain of commercial salons which are open to the public and offer a full range of beauty and hair treatments, with a minimum 33% discount versus high street prices.


The Graduate, hair and beauty salons in Ashington, Hexham and Berwick boast, state-of-the-art facilities, a Wella Centre of Excellence Accreditation and are also Dermalogica approved.

Treatments available include hair styling, colouring, shellac nails, waxing, facials and massages, St Tropez tanning and much more.

For further information on hair and beauty courses at Northumberland College please visit www.northumberland.ac.uk