“I love it, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made!” says 34-year-old Yvette Stephens who is studying for the Level 3 diploma in beauty therapy and will soon be off to University College Birmingham to train to become an aesthetic beauty practitioner.
Yvette added: “I did my hairdressing qualifications here a few years ago but I’ve always wanted to do beauty so decided to have a change of career.
“I love working with real clients in the Academy beauty salon and when they say they feel good after their treatment it makes me feel good too!
“And in September I’m going to university – I never thought I’d do that and I can’t wait!
“I’m so pleased I made the decision to change career as I’d always have regretted it if I hadn’t – it was definitely the right thing for me to do!”