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Looking for a Hair and Beauty course in Essex?

Then look no further, because The STC Group has the perfect course for you, with courses run from our salons in Colchester and on location throughout Essex.

The Health and Beauty sector has seen a huge increase in demand in recent years with new technology, products and techniques making this an exciting time to be in the industry. Choose from nail technician, make-up artistry, massage courses, barbering or education and assessment: the choice is yours.

Whether you are seeking employment or self employment, we can help you to understand the industry and what will be required of you as an employee or self employed beautician with support and advice on securing paid employment, registering as self employed, filling in tax returns and more.

Please click on the headings below to see more about our beauty courses, and contact us using the form below to submit an enquiry.

This is a vocational qualification which builds on beauty therapy skills to allow you to develop an enhanced repertoire of advanced specialist beauty therapy techniques to prepare you for employment as an advanced senior beauty therapist. The advanced techniques covered in the mandatory section of this qualification include: laser and light treatments for hair removal, laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion techniques. You will also gain knowledge and understanding of dermatology and microbiology, physiology of ageing, management of health, safety and security in the salon, quality management of client care and salon management. 

You will develop your confidence, develop an enhanced repertoire of advanced specialist beauty therapy technique, gain a good understanding of the management of health, safety and security in the salon, develop skills needed for quality management of client care and salon management and achieve an industry recognised qualification.

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On completion of this qualification you will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using barbering techniques, style and finish hair, cut facial hair into shape and provide shaving services for men. You will be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. You will also be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with your role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision,with exceptional client care skills.

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On completion of this qualification you will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create a variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men. You will be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. You will also be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with your role and be able to work without supervision to a high level ofprecision, with exceptional client care skills.

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This course will give advanced skills and knowledge to be able to carry out hairdressing services safely. It is more advanced than the L3 Diploma in Hairdressing and is designed for those aspiring to be a senior stylist within a salon, although you do need prior qualifications as we will cover the foundations on this course.

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This course will give you the foundations work as a make-up artist in the media, bridal or beauty industry covering everything from health and safety to applying makeup, camouflage make up, fashion and photographic make up, face and body art and media make up.

You will receive a starter kit with this course which runs over 20 sessions, the first of which will be carried out from home via zoom. This will ensure suitable distancing whilst undertaking the essential theory elements of the course before you move on to working on live models.

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The Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a nail technician. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a nail technician, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and nail products and equipment. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide a variety of nail enhancement treatments using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

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This qualification focusses on all aspects of massage, and includes some beauty related units to enable you to offer a range of services. This qualification is perfect for moving you forward to advanced qualifications such as aesthetic treatments including semi permanent make up, laser treatments and a range of advanced skin care services. You will cover:

Covering Promoting Events, Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Stone Massage, Preblended aromatherapy massage, Cosmetic tanning and Individual lashes, you do not need any prior qualifictions but you will ideally be working in the beaiuty industry or have some prior training.

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This course will give you the necessary skills and qualification to become a hairdresser. An NVQ is focused on workbased assessment, so you will have the opportunity to work within a salon and work on live models. 

This is an ideal all round qualification for anyboidy looking to start their career in hairdressing. 

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 The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Barbering is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques in the following units; creatively cutting men's hair and the intricate specialist work of cutting facial hair.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of monitoring health and safety whilst working in the barbering industry. You will also develop a knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your practical skills to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services.

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This is a vocational qualification which builds on beauty therapy skills to allow you to develop an enhanced repertoire of advanced specialist beauty therapy techniques to prepare you for employment as an advanced senior beauty therapist. The advanced techniques covered in the mandatory section of this qualification include: laser and light treatments for hair removal, laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion techniques. You will also gain knowledge and understanding of dermatology and microbiology, physiology of ageing, management of health, safety and security in the salon, quality management of client care and salon management. 

You will develop your confidence, build on existing knowledge and understanding of therapy skills, develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills, develop your knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology and achieve an industry recognised qualification.

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The perfect combination for those looking to further their career, and their business. With all units meeting the UK regulated standards, this course shows your clients that you care about your business, as well as their services. You will also focus on creating and managing a portfolio of styles. 

This is a 16 session course, covering the following units in detail (including written assignments and practical assessments) 

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"The course was easy to follow with excellent tutors who have constructive feedback and were really supportive throughout."

Tasha, L3 Diploma in Nail Technology

"I learnt so much about working in a salon and I can't wait to take my next course. I really recommend The STC Group."

Chloe, L2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

"Loved every minute of it."

Sam, NVQ L3 Barbering

The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is a qualification designed to enable you to develop practical teaching skills. 

This qualification has been mapped to the relevant National Occupational Standards, and is accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework. 

The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training has been designed to enable you to develop practical teaching skills. The course content covers planning, delivery, assessment and the use of resources. This qualification is suitable for trainee teachers, those experienced in a teaching role and those working as assessors who wish to gain a teaching qualification. Successful graduates can progress to higher level teaching qualification.

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The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a vocational assessor. This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 years or older and will support you to gain employment as a vocational assessor, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

This is a practical-based qualification intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment, and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (i.e. workshop, classroom or other training environment). 

This qualification includes units covering the principles and practices of assessment, assessing learners' occupational competence in the work place and assessing vocational skills, and knowledge and understanding of education and training

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Whether you want a one day beauty course as an introduction to the sector, or an advanced NVQ qualification, we have a range of accredited, self funded and Government funded Hair and Beauty courses for you.

Either train in in our Colchester based salon, or train in your workplace.

We can advise on the best type of course for you, potential progression routes to develop your training and career choices with routes into an Apprenticeship, employment or self-employment.

Run by experienced and dedicated tutors with one to one support, The STC Group is the number one choice for your Hair and Beauty training.

Contact us today and we will call you back to discuss your requirements further.

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