Faculty of

Retail & Commercial

There is nothing more satisfying than making people look and feel good. If you have a strong interest in image and personal grooming, consider a career in the hair, beauty and therapy sectors made possible by one of our courses.

We offer a range of programmes in hairdressing and barbering, beauty therapy, and make – up and nails that develop your creative, technical and customer skills.
This can be your launch pad to a career where the reward is in delighting the customer. Later on, your aspiration may be to start your own business. Your practical skills are developed in our fabulous, state of the art college facilities. Your teachers have excelled in the industry and they want you to do the same. On placement with employers, your skills and confidence will be developed so you are ready for your first, paid position when you leave college.
1 Year(s)
1 Year(s)
Level 2
1 Year(s)

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development