Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham officially opened the College's new
centre at its launch event on Friday, during which guests enjoyed
canapés, drinks and a tour of the new premises, as well as hair and
beauty demonstrations from students.
The new base, positioned in a more central location at the
Cattle Market, will focus on hair and beauty training with a salon
that is open to the public five days per week that boasts eight
hair stations, a beauty therapy room and nail bar, plus a classroom
for theory and English and maths upstairs.
Marcus Clinton, Northumberland College's Principal and CEO said:
"This latest investment is testament to Northumberland College's
continued commitment to invest in industry standard training
environments and align our provision with local economic need."
Guy Opperman said: "I was delighted to be asked to open
Northumberland College's new hair and beauty centre in Hexham. This
is a brilliant new facility which will provide high quality
training for students, and it is great to see the College continue
to invest to ensure that students not only have the best possible
training, but also have a fantastic experience at the same
Northumberland College is the largest provider of further and
higher education in the county and first established a centre in
Hexham in 2012.
Andy Brown, Head of Academy for Hair and Beauty at
Northumberland College, said: "We offer full-time Level 2 and 3
hair and beauty and have now introduced new technical
qualifications at Level 2. We also offer apprenticeships in
hairdressing, barbering, beauty therapy and customer service.
Our teams can also offer employers consultation on new
qualifications and the government's Apprenticeship Levy."
For those looking to book a hair or beauty treatment, the salon
is now offering new and existing clients introductory launch
promotions for a wide range of treatments, using industry leading
Andy adds: "Our aim is to support student's to be work ready.
This new salon joins a portfolio that includes two at our Ashington
campus and one in Berwick. We are leaders within hair and beauty
training with over 40 years' experience across our teaching teams
and through our Apprenticeship Academy industry professionals
support and assess learners in the workplace."
The College offers free transport to college for 16-18s to its
other campus locations, while the new centre recognises local
demand within the hair and beauty sector and enables those students
to study locally.
Following an Ofsted inspection that was carried out in May 2017,
Northumberland College was praised for its clear vision to deliver
high quality learning and its findings confirm the college as one
of the best in the region.
To find out more about courses at the College's Hexham centre or
to register to attend for the launch event please visit www.northumberland.ac.uk/campuses/hexham-campus
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