Jo Lancaster

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Diploma in Teaching and life Long Learning (DTLLS) City and Guilds 7307 and 7306


0121 604 1000


My career within the Spa and beauty therapy Industry started at Dudley college of Technology 1982 and have since had a varied and extensive career, working in beauty salons and Health Spa’s including at Ragdale Hall and Springs Health Hydro Health Spas. Then diversified into retail and cosmetics working for Estee Lauder and Clarins. In 1995 I started teaching in Further Education at Dudley College and then onto Handsworth and Solihull College teaching both Beauty, Spa and Holistic Therapies from Level 1 to Level 3. During this time I also ran my own Beauty/Spa business within a hotel in Solihull. In 2006 I joined University College Birmingham and studied for my DTLLS through Worcester University whilst teaching Beauty therapy and Spa Therapies and moved into Higher Education in 2013 where I teach across Beauty Therapy management and Spa Management programmes.

My key responsibilities are centred on my role as Year Manager for year one and two Spa Management and Module Leader for Advanced Massage and Physiology of Ageing.


Therapeutic Techniques, Salon and Spa Practices, Facial Therapies and Body Massage, Spa Operations and signature Treatments, Advanced Massage techniques, Physiology of Ageing and Principles and Practices of Electrotherapy.

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