Beauty, Spa Therapies & Theatrical Make-up


If a career that helps people feel better about themselves sounds rewarding, a career in the beauty industry might be for you. Our qualifications will give you the skills and techniques that will put Clients at ease and make them feel they are in safe, competent hands. You will help to run The Canterbury Spa, our own commercial training salon, which is open 6 days a week, featuring a sauna, steam room and spa pool. We have great links with some of the world's top beauty companies. Students use the latest industry-standard products from the likes of Dermalogica, Environ, Eve Taylor and OPI.

Guest Speakers are often invited in to give demonstrations and talk about how you can get ahead in this exciting industry. Our Staff have all worked across the beauty industry, and our aim is to make learning fun and rewarding. We have specialist courses for those who have some industry experience, but want to learn new skills in a certain field.

We also offer courses in Theatrical media make-up allowing students to learn different aspects of film, catwalk and fashion hair and make-up. We work with strong industry professionals including Illamasqua.

Work Experience Works

Students gain industry experience at Ashford International Hotel Spa.

"Getting work experience has allowed me to explore the different areas I could go into after I finish my course, I've learnt a lot about the industry and working with clients." Sian McGrath, Level 3 Advanced Beauty & Spa Therapy

“These students could end up working for us and coming here can bring what they’re learning to life and put it in context. Animal courses put people in a good position for this kind of role. Days like these give them a wider view of the day-to-day work involved” Georgia Langmead, Ashford International Hotel Spa Manager

Who we work with

The Canterbury Spa