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Hospitality and Hairdressing and Beauty

Retail and Leisure Pathway

There's never been a better time to become a part of the hospitality, hairdressing or beauty industries as there are so many exciting career opportunities to choose from in a wide variety of settings such as salons, hotels, cruise ships or even the armed forces. You could even set up your own business one day.

What qualifications will I study?

  • Level 2 BTEC in Hospitality (City and Guilds)
  • VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (City and Guilds)

These qualifications are equivalent to two GCSEs.

What will I learn?

The retail and leisure industry pathway combines hands-on, practical study with elements of theory within the classroom.

You'll experience hospitality first-hand within our busy kitchens and restaurant, Colours, whilst studying a broad range of topics such as food safety, planning and cooking as well as an introduction to the industry.

Hairdressing and beauty is not just about understanding how to cut and colour hair, you'll develop a strong knowledge of this growing industry, learn the science behind popular products and learn how to create and research a new look.

Where will this qualification take me?

Once you have completed this qualification at the end of year 11, you'll be able to either:

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Why study at St Helens College 14-16 Academy?

Maximise Your Potential

Students achieve expected or better progress in their studies after joining us. 

Unique Curriculum

Prepare for the world of work by studying an industry sector pathway alongside your GCSEs.

Workplace Environments

Develop your skills and knowledge in real, workplace environments.

Personalised Learning

Smaller class sizes provide a more personalised learning experience.

Employability Skills

Develop employability skills including team working and entrepreneurship.

Inspiring Guest Speakers

Learn directly from industry professionals and inspirational, expert representatives.