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Kendal College comes to Ulverston

24 Sep 2015

A new beauty training centre operated by Kendal College will be springing up inside Ulverston Leisure Centre this autumn. 

Offering a choice of two part-time courses, the new satellite training centre will make it easier for people based in and around the Ulverston and South Lakes areas to study beauty at Kendal College without actually having to travel to Kendal.

The two courses – a Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Therapy and a Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy – can both either be studied over one day a week or two evenings per week depending on personal circumstances.

The Beauty Therapy course has been specifically designed to develop practical skills in all areas including skincare, waxing, nailcare, and make-up application, and is aimed at people looking to start a career in beauty therapy.

The Massage Therapy course will combine practical and theory skills and will cover a number of areas including body massage, stone massage and Indian head massage. It will also look at aromatherapy, anatomy, and physiology as well as health and safety practices in the workplace – all of which will provide the relevant skills and qualifications to work within the massage therapy field.

Angela DaCosta, Assistant Head of Hair & Beauty at Kendal College, said: “Historically, we have always had a lot of students from the Ulverston, Dalton and Barrow areas on our beauty courses, but we appreciate that it’s not always easy, and can be costly, for them to travel to and from Kendal. We have been considering the idea of opening up a satellite centre for some time but we just needed to find the right location for it. We now have a good space secured for a range of both practical and classroom based training at Ulverston Leisure Centre, which we hope will be popular with students for the start of the new courses.” 

19-year old Eleanor Kate Edwards from Backbarrow studied Level 2 Beauty Therapy at Kendal College and, now just three years on, is getting ready to celebrate her first anniversary of running her own business – Eleanor Kate’s in Ulverston. She said: “When I finished the course and left college, I became self-employed and worked on a part-time basis as most therapists tend to do. This helped me to build up a strong client base and also introduced me to the lovely ladies who now form my team at Eleanor Kate’s.”

“I really enjoyed studying at Kendal College, the staff are supportive and help you strive to do the best you can so I would highly recommend it.  The atmosphere is great, everyone is there to learn and the tutors help you do the best you can for your future career. I also think it’s a brilliant idea to trial some of these beauty courses in Ulverston. For students living in the Barrow and Ulverston areas, the travel can become expensive and it can be a long all-round journey so anything that can help to make it easier and encourage people to concentrate on what’s important – the study – is a good thing.”

The two new Ulverston courses will run for 34 weeks and there are places still available. Call 01539 814700 or email enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for more details.