Learning Environment

Our hair, beauty, spa, make-up and therapies centres are at Royal Leamington Spa College and Rugby College.

We have innovative, light, bright spaces for training and learning. All mirror top industry standards and students work in our commercial salons and the day spa to a high service level that employers require in entry level staff.

Practical experience such as this is invaluable on your CV when you start seeking employment, as are excellent industry standard qualifications. We know that employers are also looking for employability skills such as punctuality, reliability, good customer service, being able to prioritise workloads and working as a team member.

The commercial areas are managed as businesses with regular paying clients/ guests and run by students and staff together. Our experienced staff team make learning fun and stimulating, so be prepared to be stretched and challenged.

All our centres work with leading professional brands such as Elemis, OPI and Wella  and offer a wide range of treatments and services to the public in day and evening sessions.


wella professionals centre of excellence

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We are one of only 30 colleges in the country to have been named a Wella Professionals Centre of Excellence. This is only awarded to institutions that have achieved the highest standards of teaching, have excellent facilities and who demonstrate excellent links with industry




Hair and beauty students study in our brand new hair and beauty training salons and fully operational commercial salon.



Set over two floors, the facilities form part of the £12m refurbishment of Royal Leamington Spa College. The commercial salon on the ground floor is a showpiece area open to the public and features a large hair salon with nail bars and a retail area for professional products.


Upstairs is home to two large beauty salons and an express treatments area for nails, make-up, eyebrows, blow-drys and barbering.


The first floor also accommodates the hairdressing training salon where students will develop their skills before moving to the commercial salon.




Also purpose-built on the ground floor of our buzzing Rugby centre, our up to date salons and equipment are provided for students on all our study programmes in hairdressing, beauty therapy and theatrical make-up. The two hair and two beauty salons are connected by a dispensing area and students are encouraged to learn to manage stock and work on reception to develop their communication and technology skills. 

Rugby Salons

The salons are spacious and designed and built to a high standard by industry specialists. We also have a theatrical make-up studio to allow space for creative make-up design work.

Rugby Salons



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