MP opens new college base

Wednesday 4 October, 2017


Northumberland College has launched a new base for hair and beauty in Hexham town centre.

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham officially opened the College's new centre at its launch event last month, during which guests enjoyed canapés, drinks and a tour of the new premises, as well as hair and beauty demonstrations from students.

The new base will focus on hair and beauty training with a salon that is open to the public five days per week that boasts eight hair stations, a beauty therapy room and nail bar, plus a classroom for theory and English and Maths upstairs.

Marcus Clinton, Northumberland College's Principal and CEO said: “This latest investment is testament to Northumberland College's continued commitment to invest in industry standard training environments and align our provision with local economic need.”

Andy Brown, Head of Academy for Hair and Beauty at Northumberland College, adds: “We offer full-time Level 2 and 3 hair and beauty and have now introduced new technical qualifications at Level 2. We also offer apprenticeships in hairdressing, barbering, beauty therapy and customer service.

“Our teams can also offer employers consultation on new qualifications and the government's Apprenticeship Levy." 

 To find out more about courses at the College's Hexham centre, visit www.northumberland.ac.uk/campuses/hexham-campus or call 01434 605 050.

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