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Are you looking to start a career in beauty therapy?


Published at 10:36am 4th June 2019. (Updated at 10:37am 4th June 2019)

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White Rose Beauty College

Local people are making the first step into a beauty therapy career with a FREE government funded course in Harrogate.

  • White Rose Beauty College offer a variety of beauty courses including a free government-funded course.
  • Beauty courses are open to all ages, whether learners are looking for a career change or fresh out of school.
  • The college in Windsor House, Harrogate is one of eight and was recently graded 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

White Rose Beauty College is welcoming aspiring beauticians for a free government funded beauty course at Windsor House in Harrogate, as well as a number of other classes in the world of beauty therapy.

Courses at the Harrogate college are open to learners of all ages, with no fees for 16-18 olds and some courses fully or co-funded for adult learners.

Whether you're interested in beauty therapy, massage therapy or aromatherapy, White Rose Beauty College offer different courses tailored to the needs of the learner.


Christine started the Level 2 Complementary Therapy course including aromatherapy, reflexology and massage, before being inspired to start level 3:

"I've always been interested in wellbeing and I love going to spas and having treatments myself, but I was really interested in reflexology.

"So it was that which inspired me to come to the college and talk about what other courses they had to offer."

Man receiving massage
Massage training is also included in the Level 2 Complimentary Therapy course. 

Theresa started the same course last April before going on to do further beauty courses with a view to start her own business:

"I'm considered a 'mature student' as I'm 40 next month and I've always worked in health and social care, but I just really fancied a change.

"I rang up the college and they told me about the complementary therapy course, which is completely free... and it gave me a really good feel for all the areas you can go into."


White Rose Beauty College is the largest provider of beauty training in the UK. The Harrogate college opened three years ago as one of eight and was recently graded outstanding by Ofsted.

The college also offers make-up courses, sports massage courses, nail courses and holistic therapy courses.

Stray FM's Beth Parsons went along to Windsor House in Harrogate to speak to Sarah Gilpin:

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