School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup

Massage Therapy VTCT Diploma | Level 3

This is a vocational qualification for those seeking a career as a holistic therapist. You will develop practical skills, communication skills, and pr...

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Hair and Media Makeup VTCT Diploma | Level 2

If you desire to work within the makeup industry in fashion and photography, or as a self-employed makeup artist, this course is for you. You’ll dev...

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Hair and Beauty Skills VTCT Award | Entry 3 and Level 1

This course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge needed to start a career in the hair and beauty industry. There are no formal exams, ...

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About the School

The School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup combines creativity, industry knowledge, practical experience, and people skills to produce qualified experts in the beauty industry. Courses range from hairdressing to hair removal courses, and are run in-line with the latest fashion and beauty trends.



Stunning salons and spa, hair and makeup studios, and work experience opportunities in a flourishing business.

Store Links

Students can purchase the acrylic nails kit for the six week short course from the store.


What are the progression routes from your courses?

Progression routes are available from Level 1 through to Level 3 within the department. University Centre Leeds also offers a degree in Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Makeup as a further progression route for Level 3 students.

What careers do your qualifications lead to?

After completing our courses students can progress to various hair, beauty and media makeup roles. These roles include: creative hair stylist, makeup artist (MUA), beauty spa therapist, hairdresser, colour technician, theatrical makeup artist, wig technician, hair removal specialist, skin rejuvenation specialist, salon and spa manager and beauty assessor/teacher.

What facilities do you have?

We have stunning salon facilities for our students to train in as well as cutting-edge makeup studios. Our students gain also gain experience in a flourishing salon and spa business.

What industry links do you have?

We have a wealth of partnerships with leading brands such as Urban Decay, Treasure House, Dermalogica, Wella, Nouveau, Steiner, Sterex, and Skyncare.

Steiner, Wella and St Tropez

Which campus is the School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup based at?

We are based at Printworks Campus.


We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection and our dedicated safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.


School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup

Beauty Apprenticeship Level 2

This programme allows students to work in the beauty industry. It is ideal for anyone wanting to become an apprentice beauty therapist.

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Beauty Therapy (Massage Route) Apprenticeship Level 3

This programme is ideal for those who are currently working as a beauty therapist and would like to take their practical skills and industry knowledge...

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Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 3

This programme is ideal for those that are currently in a hairdressing role and looking to further develop their practical skills and knowledge.This a...

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Did You Know?
The Printworks Bar, Kitchen & Conference Facility

The Printworks Bar, Kitchen & Conference Facility

The Printworks Kitchen, Bar & Conference facility is a training academy which showcases some of the finest upcoming student talent in Yorkshire.

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