South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.
Higher, Professional, Technical.
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Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing.

SGS Stroud

Student Biographies

Charmane Fitzgerald

Age: 32

Course: Level 3 Make Up Artistry

What do you enjoy about your course?

I left my previous career of 15 years to go back to college and study make up artistry, it was the best decision I have ever made. I enjoy everything about the course and I am learning so much. It's a wonderful atmosphere and our tutor is superb. I love all of the practical work and creating new things. Going to college is never a chore!

What do you like about college?

The college is very modern and has a lot of facilities available to the students other than just their chosen course. It has a very good learning resource centre with plenty of help on hand if needed. From my experience it is a very good college with a lot to offer.

What are you planning on doing after your course has finished?

Once I have finished my current course I am hoping to go on to do either Level 4 in Salon Management and Create, Cast and Apply Prosthetics or Level 2 in Hairdressing as I feel this will further develop my skill set and allow me to offer more to my clients. I know the skills I am currently being taught will enable me to be a freelance make-up artist and I will be working hard to develop my career alongside completing another course.

Lorna Clague    

Age: 21    

Course: Level 2 Beauty Therapy

What do you enjoy about your course?

I really enjoy completing treatments and learning new interesting techniques.

What do you like about college? 

I really love the salon environment we get to work in. I think the look of it is great and makes me feel like I am working in a realistic environment.

What are you planning on doing after your course has finished?

I hope to continue on to Level 3 Beauty Therapy, and then hopefully proceed to get a job in the beauty industry. 

Jessica Watts

Age: 23

Course: Level 2 Hairdressing 

What do you enjoy about your course?

It is relaxed with a friendly atmosphere and really easy to learn. I am really looking forward to starting work experience after the Christmas break.

What do you like about college?

It is clean, safe with great facilities and a good cafe.

What are you planning on doing after your course has finished?

I want to carry on with my studies and undertake level 3 then enter the industry.