Sutton College offers a range of Health and Wellbeing focused courses that carry nationally recognised professional qualifications to open up doors of opportunities for those starting new careers or just wanting to learn a skill to support their colleagues at work.
They say it takes a special kind of person to follow a career in this sector. Those of you who possess the right personal qualities, desire, drive and ambition will find a rewarding and fulfilling career path ahead. Getting the right skills and experience and being suitably qualified is essential if you want to care for children, young people or vulnerable adults.
The tutors on our Health and Wellbeing courses are professionals and experts in their field. They come from a range of professional and vocational backgrounds having gained a wealth of experience in a variety of caring professions, including professional child care nursing, elderly and young/ vulnerable work, counsellors, as well as teachers. Our Beauty courses have specialist tutors, who maintain current industry knowledge, skills and practices, enabling you to acquire full industry compliant skills and qualifications.
You will work in a challenging yet friendly environment, with specialist facilities and staff who are committed to helping you achieve your goals. Lessons are hands-on, creative and practical, and you will also benefit from a work placement (where applicable), so you’ll be work-ready by the time you complete your chosen pathway.
Our thriving Counselling department is placed within this area and goes from strength to strength, this year seeing its qualification progression route expand from Introduction to Counselling, right the way through to Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling Certificate (CPCAB).
An experienced team of Adult Care tutors deliver Level 2 & 3 courses. We have strong links with local care organisations and have seen our learner’s progress from an initial interest all the way through to finding voluntary and paid placements in the industry.
First Aid courses continue to be popular amongst all industry professionals, as a way of not only acknowledging work-place responsibilities of staff Health and Safety, but also as part of the increasing skills set required by all Health Care specialists, be it working in care homes/play centres. Whether you work in a primary school, an entertainment venue, or as an independent Nanny, Sutton College are able to support you in gaining a recognised First Aid certificate. Courses are also run as part of our Family Learning offer, enabling families to access this important training together.
Sutton College’s Beauty department prides itself on having subject specialist tutors, who maintain current Industry knowledge, skills and practices, enabling students to acquire full Industry compliant skills and qualifications.
Our Beauty courses range from Entry Level through to Level 3 qualifications in the Hair & Beauty Sector, suitable for students looking to acquire Industry recognised qualifications. To fully prepare you with the skills required we offer a Study Skills for Beauty Course to help support you with skills in how to complete your assignments, how to complete your client consultation forms, alongside help to understand the terminology used within the qualification. The Study Skills programme is ideal for learners who are new to the Beauty area (particularly ESOL students or those students who require support with general English Language skills and/or digital skills) and those who feel they may need support in developing skills to write assignments. We recommend that all students who are new to the Beauty area enrol on our Study Skills for Beauty course.
We are excited to introduce two new courses in the department for 2021-22. Our Wax Depilation Level 2 Award is accredited through VTCT and gives students the opportunity to achieve a qualification in hair removal using waxing techniques.
This year, we are delighted to also be offering the Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma through City and Guilds, which gives students a range of skills and includes Indian Head Massage and Applied Stones Therapy Massage.
Health & Wellbeing Courses for 20-21 include:
Watch the short video below to help find out more about taking a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling.