Advanced Apprenticeship

Study whilst gaining experience in top salons

We take great pride in offering our students one of the worlds’ leading Beauty Advanced Apprenticeship courses. Throughout your two years at college you will learn everything that you need to know to become a very employable and highly skilled professional beauty therapist. 

Exciting news for 2016...
We are pleased to announce that limited bursary places will be available for our part-time Level 2 Beauty Course. Places will be available for students aged 16 to 18.  This course will run from September 2016 to February 2017 or February 2017 to July 2017. On completion students will be guaranteed a place should they wish to continue their studies on either our government funded Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship program or our International CIDESCO program.Places are extremely limited and an early application is advisable. Acceptance is by interview only.The bursary will cover all tuition fees however there will be a small cost for student kit and exam fees.Please enquire for further details and an application form.

What we offer

We have spent 30 years tailoring this course to give you the best possible start to your career. The Advanced Apprenticeship is open to 16-18 year old's with limited availability for 19-24 year old's. Nowhere else will you benefit from the same level of exposure to high class facilities combined with small tutorial style teaching and extensive salon experience. We are one of the only providers who receives Direct Government Funding. 

Real salon experience

You will spend three or four working days in a salon that is suited to you. This invaluable time will allow you to perfect beauty treatments on a wide variety of clients giving you the opportunity to create the foundations and build your very own returning client base. 


A Traineeship is designed for students who are not quite ready to undertake an Apprenticeship programme. This allows them to work in a salon one day a week to gain experience and build their confidence in a work place environment. A Traineeship can last up to 6 months until the student is ready to enter onto the Apprenticeship programme. 

What you leave with

You will graduate with an Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy consisting of NVQ Levels 2 and 3 along with functional skills in Maths and English at Level 2 if you didn’t receive the GCSE’s that you had hoped for. 

Not forgetting that you will have gained two years employment in a salon and more than likely be leaving with a full time job.
On completion of your course you can look forward to a very special glitzy graduation ball. It is an evening for your family, friends and peers to congratulate you on your success.

 It is definitely a night that you will never forget at a prestigious 5* location in the city centre. You will be greeted at a champagne reception followed by a three course meal. 

The award ceremony of special individual student awards will take place once everyone has been presented with their diplomas. 
The individual awards include;
  • Student of the year
  • Highest academic achiever
  • Most promising therapist
  • Amy Skerret
  • Functional skills

Advanced learning loans formerly known as the 24+ loan will be available for candidates aged 19 and above from September 2016. 

Loans are available for Level 3 – Level 6 courses commencing after August 2016 and applications can be made for these loans from May 2016. 

The following courses that the Yorkshire College Of Beauty currently offers that are eligible for the advanced learning loans are:

- Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy
- Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects, Hair and Media make- up
- Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
- Level 4 City and Guilds Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy Techniques 

Students who have completed their Advanced Apprenticeship programme will be eligible to apply for the Level 4 Advanced Beauty programme or the Level 3 Media Make up course to commence either September 2016 or February 2017 providing they are 19 and over. 

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