The Cottage Training Centre

The Cottage Training Centre

Description

Professional private college offering VTCT certificated courses in all fields of beauty, massage and holistic therapies. I also offer many one day workshops to enhance or add new skills such as brazilian waxing, spray tanning, deep tissue massage, hands free massage, lash extensions, special occasion hair styling, bridal make-up and hot stone massage. I have been established since 2004 and focus on small groups and a friendly learning environment. All equipment and products are provided for your training and I am happy to help you with any other industry related queries you may have.

Former Student Reviews
9 opinions

Top courses

Brazilian Waxing course in Southampton
2.0 1 opinion
The Cottage Training Centre
  • Training
  • Southampton
  • 1 Day

...This one day workshop offers you the chance to be qualified and insured for advanced waxing skills. We cover brazilian, hollywood techniques using warm and hot... Learn about: Hair Removal, Beauty Therapist... More


£ 100
VAT exempt
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Indian Head Massage course in Southampton
5.0 1 opinion
The Cottage Training Centre
  • Short course
  • Southampton
  • 1 Day

...A wonderful treatment that helps de-stress , improve concentration levels and release muscular tension. It involves traditional techniques to the... Learn about: Indian Head Massage... More


£ 100
VAT exempt
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Hands free massage course in Southampton
5.0 1 opinion
The Cottage Training Centre
  • Training
  • Southampton
  • 1 Day

...to learn the methods of delivering a deep tissue massage with minimal stree to the hands, thumbs and wrists. Suitable for: anyone holding a body massage certificate... More


£ 90
VAT exempt
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Spray tanning course in Southampton
5.0 2 opinions
The Cottage Training Centre
  • Vocational qualification
  • Southampton
  • 1 Day

...Allergy & patch testing Skin preparation Tanning and make-up application techniques Aftercare advice Duration 1 day. Cost £100 Schedules Thurs 19th February... More


£ 85
VAT exempt
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Cosmetic Make-up Techniques course in Southampton
5.0 2 opinions
The Cottage Training Centre
  • Course
  • Southampton
  • 2 Days

...Iredale This course provides very comprehensive tuition on a wide range of make-up techniques. You will cover day, evening, corrective and special occasion... Learn about: Make up artist... More


£ 250
VAT exempt
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Swedish Body Massage course in Southampton
5.0 2 opinions
The Cottage Training Centre
  • Course
  • Southampton
  • 3 Days

...Enable you to contribute to your clients physical and mental well being. Suitable for: Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. A great way to start... Learn about: Swedish Massage... More


£ 330
VAT exempt
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Reflexology course in Southampton
The Cottage Training Centre
  • Course
  • Southampton
  • 4 Days

...Tolearn about the bodies energy flow and how massage to the feet and hands can benefit a client. Suitable for: anyone wishing to train in the complimentary therapy field... More


£ 450
VAT exempt
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Baby Massage course in Southampton
The Cottage Training Centre
  • Course
  • Southampton
  • 2 Days

...You will be able to conduct classes showing massage techniques which reinforce bonding, improve joint movement and soothe fractious babies. Course Content Health... Learn about: Baby Massage... More


£ 260
+ VAT
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Eyelash Perming course in Southampton
The Cottage Training Centre
  • Short course
  • Southampton

...This qualification provides increased revenue as many clients request this treatment regularly. A superb therapy for straight lashes reducing the... More


£ 75
VAT exempt
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Nail Art course in Southampton
The Cottage Training Centre
  • Short course
  • Southampton
  • 1 Day

...nails and removal of the nail art Case studies Entry Requirements Level 2 certificate in nail treatments or comparable manicure certificate... Learn about: Nail Art, Nail Technician... More


£ 80
VAT exempt
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Reviews on The Cottage Training Centre (9)

100%
Recommended
4.7
fantastic
Centre rating

Indian Head Massage

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Tina Lightning
5.0 03/06/2010
What I would highlight: Kim from cottage training centre is very nice, professional, extremely experienced and a very good communicator and teacher, well worth going to! I have done swedish body and indian head so far, and soon to do hopi ear candles, they have all been enjoyable and once I have more customers will have been cost effective! I am using what I have learnt already.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Hands free massage

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Keren Tregidgo
5.0 02/06/2010
What I would highlight: The course was excellent, only 4 students to very enthusiastic and thorough teaching. The atmosphere was very relaxed and fun, we were all invited to be very open about our opinions. I will definitely use what I have learnt. The course was again definitely value for money, As it was the best place I have ever done any training I am going back to do other courses there. Thanks Kim
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Brazilian Waxing

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Jemma swan
2.0 22/05/2010
What I would highlight: Not enough information about the intimate area, contra indications, insurance advice, half a day to learn this area is simply not enough, perhaps a visit to your own salon for a review until you are given a pass!
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Spray tanning

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Charlotte Swithenbank
5.0 19/05/2010
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Swedish Body Massage

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Bridget Cook
5.0 12/05/2010
What I would highlight: This was a really enjoyable course and well presented, in keeping with Kim's consistently high standards.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Swedish Body Massage

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Karen Bidwell
5.0 11/05/2010
What I would highlight: Excellent course. Small class sizes. I've used my skills ever since and gone on to do the advanced massage cousrse at the centre.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Spray tanning

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Nadine Chappell
5.0 10/05/2010
What I would highlight: Having already attended two modules of my VTCT L2 course at The Cottage Training Centre, my expectations were that the Airbrush Tanning course would be as qualitative, informative, practically based and enjoyable as my last. I was not disappointed. I came away from the day feeling really positive that I had the tools and information to be successful in this area of the industry. The Trainer, Kim Sexton, packs the day full with the right amount of theory vs practical experience, encourages you to question and makes the day really enjoyable. The Trainer always responds quickly and thoroughly to emails and phone calls, the after-training support is great. Good value for money, I will be using the Cottage Training Centre for other courses also in the future.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Cosmetic Make-up Techniques

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nicola field
5.0 07/05/2010
What I would highlight: Did my makeup course as part of my level 2 at the cottage training centre ancd have found Kim at the cottage very professional, helpful, friendly and a very easy learning experience in a lovely atmospere, make by jane arndele and is an excellent product with a days training from Steve one of Janes makeup artist.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Cosmetic Make-up Techniques

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wendy brooks
5.0 07/05/2010
What I would highlight: excellent make up to begin to learn how to work with. Jane Iredale products are unique and their mineral products make them extremely easy to work with once you know. Course instruction very useful as well as time to practice. Each product was explained fully. Very good value for money and extremely useful to have the make up products to start you off.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Teachers and trainers (4)

Freelance make-up artist various
Freelance make-up artist various
Jane Iredale trainer

Kim Sexton
Kim Sexton
Principal

25 years in industry. Owning and operating a salon, home based therapist and teaching for last 15 years

Nicola Magiros
Nicola Magiros
Lecturer, make-up artist

Simon Gall
Simon Gall
Lecturer

Principal of the London school of traditional massage

History

I opened the Cottage training centre in 2004 after teaching in further education colleges for many years. I also run a salon. My previous experience enables me to understand the needs of busy people wishing to progress in the field of beauty, massage and holistic therapies. My courses are intensive and fast track but with very small classes this is achievable as you receive almost 1-1 tuition. I am based in Hythe, Southampton in the high street right by the sea so it is a very nice learning environment.

Advantages of studying here

Short, fast track courses. Fully certificated to national industry standards. Full support from enrolment to certification. Loyalty discounts. Opportunity to work in a salon. Small groups providing lots of individual tuition. Friendly and professional environment. Excellent reputation with many years experience in teaching and running a salon. Ideal for salons as assessments and training can be done in the work place. Great way to acheive a full level 2 and 3 diploma in beauty therapy. Flexible timetables, excellent training rates. Anatomy and physiology course can be distance learning."Kim is passionate about what she does and gives no less than 100% to every student. As both a Partner in Prescents and working on the Marketing and PR at the Cottage Training Centre - I have worked with Kim for over four years and cannot fault her in any way. She is focused, compassionate and has a huge wealth of industry knowledge."

Areas of specialisation

All fields of beauty , massage and holistic therapies as many years experience in the industry.