Hair and Beauty

Years 10,11,12 and 13

Westfield has for a long time been a school of innovative, forward thinking for the future of our students.

In 2008 we unveiled our new Beauty Courses, offered to all students in year 10, 11, 12 and 13. We decorated and designed our new Beauty Suite to provide the most sensory Beauty Salon experience imaginable to our students.

The Beauty Suite at Westfield provides the highest standard of education in all aspects of Beauty Therapy, Body Therapy, Hairdressing and Make-up. Our lecturers and assessors work with our esteemed exam board VTCT to bring the best qualifications possible to all our students.

The Beauty Suite has been a great success. This year and every year to date we have achieved 100% pass rate. All girls achieved a pass in their theory and practical work to receive a full Beauty Therapy level 1, 2 or 3 NVQ.

We have been labelled a Grade 1 faculty by our sister college, exam board, all our external verifiers and assessors, as well as gaining a Grade 1 ‘OUTSTANDING’ faculty in our last Ofsted.

 This year the Beauty Suite has expanded even more and we have been able to offer our students the opportunities to do other additional courses gaining further certificates to add to their portfolios. This helps make them highly employable to companies, as well as extremely appealing to universities. We have also unveiled our new Hair courses and introduced this into our GCSE and A-Level programmes.

In addition we have attended all National Trade Exhibitions, entered in World Skills, BBC and other esteemed competitions. As well as providing work experience we also attend seminars, award ceremonies, TV reviews and film premiers.


At Westfield we run the following courses:

Level 1 NVQ in Hairdressing
Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Services
Level 2 Certificate in Waxing Depilation
Level 3 Certificate in Nail Services’
Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy Massage 
Level 3 Certificate in Salon Management


The Beauty industry has developed since the days of just manicures and pedicures. Today a manicurist’s role has expanded and a true professional must be equipped to deal with a wide range of demands.

The school provides Health, Hair and Beauty training for those who see themselves with a career in the thriving Beauty or Hair professions. Our teaching methods ensure that all students leave, confident in their abilities and skills learned. Their training is the passport to job satisfaction and success.

Course Content

Each course carries with it approximately 20 units of study. 

These can include: Anatomy and Physiology, Hygiene and Sterilization, Depilation, Business Studies, Electricity, Health and Safety and First Aid, Salon Procedures, Analysis and Consultation of Each Treatment, Lash and Brow Tinting, False and Semi-Permanent Lashes, Electrical Apparatus, Manual Massage, Masking, Day, Evening and Special Occasion Make-up, Luxury and Basic Facials, Manicure, Pedicure and Hot and Warm waxing, Financial Effectiveness or a Business, Nail Art, Fibreglass, Gels and Acrylic Nails. 

Students will also have to work on reception and take part in the selling of additional products and services, which are taught through the ‘Hair & Beauty Suite’ on client open days. Through our Hair salon students will learn how to Shampoo, Condition & Style women’s hair, Colour hair using temporary colour and The art of dressing hair itself.

Students can also do additional courses in Tanning, Semi - Permanent Lashes, Semi-Permanent Make Up, Threading, nail art, spray tanning and taster classes of all Holistic Treatments, Including Reflexology, Reiki, Hopi Ear, Indian Head and Lava Shells.