LEIGH College is branching out its creativity by introducing a set facility to deliver its hair and beauty courses.

Students of the courses, which will take place in a new facility at Leigh Sports Village, will go to industry standard salons, treatment rooms, laboratories and classrooms covering hairdressing, beauty, holistics, media make up and nail salons.

The new facility will open in September and will be an accredited Wella Centre of Excellence and will use industry-appraised products such as Dermalogica.

The courses may lead a pathway for students to go on to careers in areas such as spa management, make-up artistry and in television, film or theatre.

Principal of Leigh College Anna Dawe said “The development of this facility at Leigh College will ensure that all our students are fully prepared for the changing nature of the industry and will allow them to take full advantage of the wider job opportunities that are becoming available in the well-being and health sector and in areas such as creative arts.

"The delivery of technical education is changing and this ensures that our students are at the forefront of these new developments.”

The introduction of T Levels to the national curriculum has influenced the college's decision to launch the courses.

There will then be a route through to level four hair and beauty courses as well as shorter ones.

Hair extensions, chemical peels, micro needling and micro pigmentation will be covered in the courses.