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Our modern Aspire Salons are the perfect environment for industry-standard training for the Hair and Beauty industries. You'll put your skills to the test by using professional products on real clients, building your confidence along the way.

Whether you want to become a barber or specialise in amazing special-effects make-up, your career in Hair and Beauty starts here.

Our technical qualifications in Hair, Barbering, Beauty and Spa Therapy will provide you with a range of specialist practical skills and technical knowledge so you're ready to take the next steps and achieve your ambitions. You'll benefit from strong industry links between the College and local employers for your work experience and training and take part in workshops and trips with well-known brands such as Babyliss to enrich your experience and give you a solid foundation for your career.

What our students say

During my work placement I became more confident in completing treatments in the salon. I have now found a full time role within the beauty industry and can’t wait to get started!

Nicola Gaffney

Level 3 Beauty Therapy

Meet your lecturer

Chloe Paxton,
Deputy Head of Department,

I started my NVQ Level 2 In Beauty Therapy at Trowbridge College in 2005, and went on to study my NVQ Level 3 In Beauty Therapy in 2006. That year I started working as a full-time Therapist at the Aqua Sana at Center Parcs. Whilst working here I was trained in Elemis, Decleor, Leighton Denny Nails and Center Parcs bespoke treatments. At the end of 2013 I started my first teaching role at the Chippenham Campus as an agency staff member, teaching on the Level 3 Beauty Therapy programme. From 2015 I have taught on various qualifications ranging from Pre 16s to Level 3 Beauty Therapy and Media Make up, and I'm currently teaching the Level 3 Beauty Therapy programme. Most recently, I was appointed as Deputy Head of Department for Hair and Beauty at Trowbridge. I still teach and I love it.

Laura Lawrence,

After finishing my NVQ Level 3 In Beauty Therapy, I got a job in a local Beauty Salon and became the Salon Manager. In 2010 I went self employed and 2013 was the year I opened my own business. Alongside running my salon, I started teaching in Chippenham and Trowbridge on the Media Make up programme. After having a baby in 2018, I felt like I needed a challenge. I pursued my teaching dream by going full time to teach Media Make Up and Beauty Therapy.

Rhea Bradley,

I have taught all ages across Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Media Makeup programmes from level 1-3 for many years. I find teaching very rewarding, sharing my knowledge and experience and seeing learners gain success at the end of their program and move into employment within industry. In 2019 I started working for Wiltshire College & University Centre as a Beauty Therapy Lecturer based at the Salisbury campus. I am passionate about both teaching and the Beauty Industry, and I am thoroughly enjoying this new challenge.

Keileigh Thomas,

I started my Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 at Wiltshire College, straight after finishing my GCSEs. After completing my Level 2 Beauty Therapy I began a Level 3 Beauty Therapy course. Once I had finished three years of studying Beauty Therapy, I started to work Part Time in a Dermalogica Beauty Salon as a Beauty Therapist and studied for an NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing. After qualifying in both fields I tried to gain as much experience as possible, working within different salons with different product ranges and gaining product and treatment training whilst doing so. I have been working for Wiltshire College & University Centre teaching full-time since 2016. I have taught on Level 1 Hair and Beauty; Level 2 Beauty Therapy and Media Make Up, and Level 3 Beauty Therapy.

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