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Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Welcome to the Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Department

Vocational Courses:

Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Technical Certificate)

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy

VTCT Level 3 Extended Diploma in Spa Therapy (Technical Qualification)


Hair Professional

Advanced & Creative Hair Professional

Beauty Therapist 

Adult Courses:

Nail Technology

Level 2/3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Our Results

In 2020 we achieved a 100% pass rate across our A Level and Vocational programmes.

Our News Stories

Selby College’s Spa Therapy students attend Dermalogica training seminar

Our Student Successes

  • Following her studies at Selby College, Lyndsey Boldan now has her own salon in Rawcliffe.
  • Ex-student Natalie Hunter has opened up her very own hair salon in Selby, Hunters Hair Salon.
  • Robert Nix has also gone on to open up Salonix, a hair and beauty salon in Selby.
  • Billy Earl fulfilled his ambition of owning his own salon, following his studies at Selby College; Billy now runs his own salon Clarke and Me

Trips and Visits

Previous trips Hair and Beauty students have enjoyed, include:

  • Centre Parcs spa experience and tour, including an overnight stay
  • The Spa Baths Harrogate
  • Beauty shows in Manchester and Birmingham
  • Body Worlds in Manchester

Students have also taken trips out to visit patients at York District Hospital and Kinnerton Confectionary Sherburn-in-Elmet to provide them with voluntary Indian Head Massages. Most recently, Level 2 Beauty Therapy visited a Nursing home in Selby to provide hand and arm massages to the elderly residents which included nail painting services.

Find out more about the department on this presentation by the team from our recent Virtual Open Event.