Yorkshire College of Beauty’s Reputation is our Students' Success

Yorkshire College of Beauty pride ourselves on giving our students the solid foundation they need to have an exceptional career in the beauty and hair industry.

A message from our Honorary Chairman

As we move forward with renewed hope and anticipation in 2021 it is also a time for reflection over the last year.

The beauty industry has been one of the hardest-hit industries during the pandemic. It is also one of the largest and fastest-growing industries employing more female staff members than any other industry. Everyone in our sector has pulled together over this difficult period and we are all now looking forward to a very busy time ahead. Our students and staff have adapted very quickly to different learning methods and both new and online courses have been developed at the college bringing positivity from a turbulent and uncertain period.

I am grateful to our salon partners who continue to support our learners and also very proud of our students for achieving excellent results under extremely stressful conditions. This is down to their commitment to succeed and the dedication of our tutors. I look forward to continuing to serve the beauty industry by training world-class therapists and thank all of our employees for making this possible.

Christine Tilley, Honorary Chairman

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Taking on an apprentice is a great way to grow your business, while giving students the opportunity to earn while they learn.

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About Yorkshire College of Beauty: World Class Training for Future Beauty Therapists

We are a world-renowned CIDESCO training establishment and the largest training provider of Beauty Apprenticeships in the North of the UK.

Over the last 35 years, we have trained thousands of students who have gone on to pursue exciting and rewarding careers in the beauty industry. So why not join them?

Attending a course with us ensures that you will be one step ahead of the competition. We focus on a hands-on approach to teaching which involves using state of the art equipment throughout our courses. Our long-standing strong relationships with hundreds of salons, 5* spas and Steiner Cruise Ships allows us to provide you with essential salon experience.

  • I knew that I would get the best training at YCOB and I did!

    I owe everything I learned at YCOB for making me the therapist I am today, I could have gone to any other local community college but I knew that I would get the best training at YCOB and I did! Not only were we taught the treatments and the theory behind it all we were also taught etiquette, professionalism, high standards, client care and simply how to be the best. One of the first rules I learned was that presentation is the key to success and that simple rule has helped me in all aspects of my career.

    - Melissa Murphy - Beauty Therapist

  • Choosing my apprenticeship with YCoB was the best decision I ever made.

    Choosing my apprenticeship with the Yorkshire College Of Beauty was the best decision I ever made. I’ve finally found a passion for something I love and I have the amazing tutors and staff around supporting and helping me to succeed. I started my apprenticeship at Vita è Bella Baildon with Sophie. I have received the best training and support from herself and still continue too. If you ever think about doing a beauty apprenticeship! Yorkshire College Of Beauty is the best place to be!

    - Chloe - Apprentice at YCOB

  • Without YCOB I definitely wouldn’t have been as confident to do it.

    Working on a cruise ship was a dream come true for me, but without YCOB I definitely wouldn’t have been as confident to do it. With all the information and knowledge I gained doing the Cidesco course, I went in to train for the ships at an advantage. The kind of things they were teaching there, I’d already covered in my Cidesco, so I quickly advanced. Thank you to all the tutors who made my time at YCOB so amazing, I will be forever grateful to you all.

    - Jayne Courtland - Beauty Therapist

  • I chose to do an apprenticeship as you can get experience as well as training.

    I chose to do an apprenticeship as you can get experience as well as training. I knew I wanted to do a beauty apprenticeship so I went straight to Yorkshire College of Beauty as I’ve had past family members train there and their reputation was very good! My boss Natalie and the College have been so helpful and supportive.  I’m looking forward to going back to college and work!

    - Grace - Apprentice at YCoB

  • Taking on an apprenticeship has impacted my business in a very positive way.

    Yorkshire college of beauty have excellent communication links & support between me as an employer, the college & my apprentice. Taking on an apprenticeship has impacted my business in a very positive way, as it has allowed me to free up some time to take the business forward in a direction I would have never had time for before.

    - Amy King - Perfect Image

  • I wouldn’t look anywhere else for an apprentice.

    It’s wonderful having an apprentice from YCOB. I wouldn’t look anywhere else for an apprentice as you know when they are attending YCOB they will be having fantastic training. Having trained here myself nearly 20years ago, I can see in the work my apprentice does in the salon, that standards are still very high within the college. Always just a phone call or email away, YCOB provide continued support for their learners and the salons they attend.

    - Sophie - Vita è Bella Beauty Salon

  • I couldn’t have chosen a better college!

    Currently doing a Level 3 apprenticeship at the Yorkshire College of Beauty, I also intend to stay on to do my Level 4. I chose to do an apprenticeship as I knew from being in high school, that, I always wanted to have a career within the beauty industry. I couldn’t have chosen a better college as it is both supportive and encouraging in me aspiring to reach my potential.

    - Lauren - Level 3 Apprentice at YCOB

  • The training was second to none.

    After leaving school at 16, I decided to join the apprentice scheme at the Yorkshire College of Beauty. Their reputation as being one of the best colleges in the industry made me feel very privileged to have been chosen. The training was second to none. I left after two years as a competent and highly trained Beauty Therapist. After two years in a managerial position, I opened my own salon, Bellissima Exclusive in Leeds. I then employed my apprentices through YCoB.
    Anyone who wants the best training, support and opportunities I would highly recommend YCoB. Thank you for everything Christine and the YCoB team.

    - Sara Wellman - Owner of Bellissima Exclusive

  • Five stars training and standards.

    We both trained with the most popular, highly-rated brands to made sure our treatments were up to the 5* standard we were trained within Yorkshire College of Beauty. We are forever expanding our knowledge and making sure we’re up to date on all things beauty. The core knowledge of what we offer at Bold Beauty, and most of what we know today, was given to us through the incredible training at Yorkshire College of Beauty. We will forever be grateful to the amazing tutors there for all they did for us both.

    - Jayne Courtland & Laura Courtland - Owners of Bold Beauty

  • I am so happy that I studied at YCOB!

    The Yorkshire College of Beauty is a great college to study Beauty Therapy.
    The teachers were very professional and were very helpful towards me if I had any questions or problems. I enjoyed my course and I learnt a lot in just the space of one year. I am now a Certified Beauty Therapist and I have done well for myself since I’ve completed my studies. Everyone at the college was amazing and made me feel right at home when I arrived from the Caribbean. I am so happy that I studied at The Yorkshire College of Beauty.

    - Princess Daniels - Certified Beauty Therapist

  • The best College for the beauty industry in the country!

    My experience at The Yorkshire College of beauty was incredible. The best College to train for the beauty industry in the country. The teachers are incredibly supportive, friendly and professional. They ensure you receive the best training, education and advice imaginable going into the industry. I would highly recommend this fantastic college. The tutors are amazing and you meet friends for life!

    - Paige Burnhill - Beauty Therapist

  • "I couldn’t have wished for a better college experience!"

    I first joined as a student at YCOB to complete my Level 2/3 and CIDESCO. My tutors were kind, supportive and encouraging, leading to me win an award during my final CIDESCO examination for excellence. Following YCOB, I have worked in a high-end spa and a higher tier, Clarins Gold salon, one of only 16 salons at this level in the UK. I couldn’t have wished for a better college experience than what I have received at the Yorkshire College of Beauty.

    - Georgina O'Connor - Beauty Therapist

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