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Hair & Beauty Vocational Courses

Learn the skills needed to work in this creative and dynamic industry.

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Industry leading courses

Our hair and beauty programmes provide the perfect combination of practical and theory-based learning to ensure you develop the skills, knowledge, experience and confidence to work successfully in this creative and dynamic industry.  

We have state-of-the-art commercial nail and hair salons, barbers and beauty therapy treatment rooms at both our North and Mid Devon campuses where you will practise your skills on clients to ensure you are industry-ready in one of the fastest-growing employment sectors.

You will have the opportunity to participate in national competitions, where we have a proven track record of success and showcase your talent at our industry professional events and exhibitions.

Whether you dream of opening your own salon or want to become a make-up artist for theatre and film, our passionate staff and unique facilities will help you succeed in this exciting industry.


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I enjoy everything about Petroc, particularly working in the Petroc salon as part of the course and gaining experience and confidence.


Hairdressing, Level 3

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Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.