Triple Win for Beauty Students at Walsall College

Three talented beauty students from Walsall College not only competed in The Skills Show Regional Heats in July, but were also awarded with top spots in their chosen skills competition.

At the beginning of each academic year, students are given the opportunity to put themselves forward for the competition with the most dedicated and professional therapists provided with additional training and support, to prepare them in the lead up to the competition.

The competition assesses an individual’s knowledge, practical skills and employability attributes against a set of strict criteria. On the 5 July, Level 3 Beauty Therapy student Stephanie Blower won 2nd place in the Body competition and Level 2 Beauty Therapy student Grace Potter took 3rd place in the Hands and Face competition. A day later in the Hands and Face competition, Level 2 Beauty Therapy student Bailey Wilkin was awarded first place, naming her the best in her chosen field.

Louise Perry, Lecturer in Beauty Therapy said ‘We are extremely proud of our students who have shown professionalism, commitment and enthusiasm towards their future. Being a World Skills competitor is recognised within the beauty industry and shows salon owners that they are more employable. This is the first time we have had three students placeed within the competition, which shows the hard work and dedication of both students and staff.’

Walsall College are proud to be sponsoring The Skills Show in November where they’ll also be exhibiting.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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