Hair, Beauty & Media
Study Hair, Beauty & Media Make-up at MK College
Studying one of our Hair or Beauty courses at Milton Keynes College will help get you industry-ready. Whether you’ve got a passion for make-up, styling hair or beauty treatments, we have a course for you. Come and take advantage of our fantastic live learning environments and be inspired by our expert tutors.
All of our Hair & Beauty courses focus on the industry today. You’ll complete tasks that will help you develop the skills you will actually use when you go into the workplace.
Our Graduate Salon is where you will be practising all of the skills you will learn. It offers a training side and a commercial side for Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy. You’ll be able gain first hand experience of how a salon operates, and from day one you will be working with customers. Along with the practical skills, you will be able to develop your customer services skills, which will prepare you for securing a job within the industry.
Meet the experts
All of our tutors have spent many active years working in industry honing their craft, and now they share their expertise and real-world experience with our students. You’ll benefit from their technical knowledge and their industry insights, which will help to guide and shape you, so you’re ready to start your career in hair and beauty.
Apprenticeships available in this area
Hear from our students
Hear from Zoe, one of our past students discusses her journey to becoming a successful make-up artist.
Intermediate or Advanced?
You may have seen our courses split up into Intermediate and Advanced. Here’s the lowdown on what they mean…
This level of study is equivalent to Level 1 & 2.
This will offer you a dedicated support system to prepare you for progression. You will develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in your chosen specialism, encouraged by your tutors and peers. Your experiences will enable you to decide what you want to do next, whether it’s an apprenticeship or an Advanced (Level 3) study programme at College, you will discover the wide range of options open to you.
This level of study is equivalent to Level 3.
Put your passion for your chosen subject into action with a variety of work experience opportunities. You’ll put your skills and knowledge to the test by taking on work experience in your chosen industry, getting an insight into what life in that career will be like. You’ll develop your learning at College, taking full advantage of our industry-standard facilities. Professionalism is a must for advanced programmes, as you will be making contacts and opening doors for yourself which could lead to something extraordinary.
This level of study is equivalent to Level 4, 5 & 6, and is only for people who have already completed an Advanced (Level 3) qualification (BTEC or A Level or equivalent).
Take your career to the next step with undergraduate qualifications, from HNCs to BA Degrees. Focus on your specialism, developing advanced technical, practical and research skills to prepare you for a fulfilling and successful career. With expert lecturers, small class sizes and access to facilities mirroring industry, get ready to become an expert in your chosen field.
Who do we work with?
We make sure you’re ready to kick off your career as soon as you’ve completed your studies with us, and even before that by working with industry partners. From work experience opportunities, to working on clients, the employers we work with help to develop your skills and confidence whilst working in your industry.
We work with: Champneys, Centre Parcs, Wahl, Y Spa, Good Fellows, Changes Salon, Decesare, Bannatynes, Carluccio Barbers and Alternative Barbers.