The College is the largest provider of further and higher
education in the county and first established a centre in Hexham in
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 six days per week and boasts eight hair
stations, beauty therapy room and nail bar on the ground floor,
eight further beauty areas on the first floor, plus classroom for
theory and English and maths.
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.
Andy Brown, Head of Academy for Hair and Beauty at
Northumberland College, 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.
"We offer full-time Level 2 and 3 hair and beauty and from
September 2017 will introduce new technical qualifications at Level
2. We also offer apprenticeships in hairdressing, barbering, beauty
therapy and customer service. Our teams can offer employers
consultation on new qualifications and the government's
Apprenticeship Levy, so we invite local salon owners to get in
touch to discuss their training and development needs or attend our
launch event in September."
The salon is now offering new and existing clients a wide range
of treatments, using industry leading products and there will be a
range of introductory launch promotions including complimentary
conditioning treatment or coloured glossing treatment with every
hair service during July and August booked with the senior
Learners from the College's Hexham hair and beauty department
recently achieved success at the Association of Hairdressers and
Therapists national final.
The competition, which recognises and rewards exceptional skills
and achievements of trainee hairdressers and therapists, saw
finalists from around 50 College's across the UK come together to
Level 3 barbering student, 42-year-old, Trudie White from
Hexham, secured fourth place in the competition final.
Trudie, who had previously completed Level 3 Hairdressing at the
College, was the highest scoring student of the regional heats for
her 'Ice Queen' hair and beauty design that added flashes of blue
colour to her model's hair, bold make-up and a back combed hair
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."
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.
Enrolment for courses in Hexham takes place on Thursday August
24 and Thursday August 31 from11am to 6:30pm.
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
call 01434 60 50 50 or email firstname.lastname@example.org