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Beauty courses

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All our Beauty and Holistic Therapy courses are offered as part-time

Get Started with Beauty Therapy and Get Started with Nails (20 hour courses)

Both these courses are an ideal starting point and need no previous experience.
You will learn the basics about what it takes to work in the beauty industry either as a beauty therapist or a nail technician.

Level 1 Certificate in Beauty Therapy (60 hour course)

This course builds on the basics from the Get Started courses and provides more practical skincare, nail and make up sessions. You will also develop more knowledge on the structure of the skin, nail, make-up techniques and much more.

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (192 hours)

The Diploma is the minimum qualification required for working in the industry as a Beauty Therapist. You will continually build on your skills and knowledge from previous courses and study anatomy and physiology, professional standards etc. You will need to have completed a Level 1 course to access the Level 2 Diploma. You will also gain knowledge and use the Dermalogica professional skincare brand.

Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (192 hours)

The Level 3 Diploma is an advanced course and a Level 2 Diploma is an essential access requirement. This course includes facial and body electrotherapy and full holistic treatments.

We also offer a variety of other beauty and holistic therapy courses such as Nail Technologies, Make Up Techniques, Introduction and Advanced body massage, Reiki,
Spray Tanning, Express Lashes and Hi-Brow.

More Information:
For more information or to have an informal discussion about any of our courses, please contact Garry Nicholson at Westgate College on 0191 277 3595 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Spring Term enrolment

Cover Jan 2020Enrol for Spring Term!

Our new brochure is out from 25 November 2019, and it is packed full of interesting courses that will help you gain a qualification, make a career change or learn a new skill. You can get a copy of the brochure here (pdf, 7.99MB), and it will be delivered throughout the City in the new few weeks. Enrol from Monday 25 November 2019 online, by phone or in person at our centres, and speak to your tutor about the progression opportunities available.

AAT Champion Award Winners!

Tutor Andrea Scope receiving awardWe're thrilled to announce that Newcastle City Learning won the AAT Champion Award!
In this category the judges were looking for training providers that have made an impact in supporting their community, improving social inclusion and mobility, through the delivery of AAT qualifications.
Our new AAT accountancy courses are proving incredibly popular, and our tutor Andrea Scope was on hand to pick up the trophy at the awards ceremony. Well done everyone!
If you are interested in the courses we're running in accountancy, our new brochure will be available from 25 November 2019 with all of the details listed.

Prevent Duty

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All Further Education providers have a duty to safeguard their learners and keep them safe from being exploited by extremists. The Prevent Duty is not about discouraging our learners from having political and religious views and concerns, but about supporting them to use those concerns or act on them in non-extremist ways.

Prevent Duty: If you Notice anything unusual, Check it out and them Share it by contacting 0191 277 3502 or email remember – Notice – Check – Share. Here is a link to our Prevent animation

Newcastle City Council (which Newcastle City Learning are part of) also have a generic email address which you can also use to report any concerns you may have about Prevent:

Reporting Incidents of Hate Crime: Stop Hate UK. There’s a 24hr hotline on (Freephone) 0800 138 1625. People can text on 0771 798 9025. Online reports can also be taken at

Advanced Learner Loans

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There have been changes to how education courses are funded for learners over 19 years old. Level 3 and above courses will no longer be funded by the Government (unless you are aged 19-23 years old and it is your first full Level 3 qualification) but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

If this loan is to fund an Access to HE Diploma leading to a completed degree, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off so you don't have to pay it back.

It doesn't matter about your household income or even credit checks to qualify for a loan, and you don't have to pay anything back until you are earning over £25,725 a year.

Loans are available for people living in the UK on the first day of their course and have lived in this country, the Channel Islands of the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this.

Talk to our centre reception staff to get more details and your course offer letter which will have the information you will need to complete your loan application.

Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans.

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