LCBT – College Update

Kate Somerville x LCBT

21st March 2022 : 04:18pm, by admin


Updated: 21st March 2022 : 6:00am

LCBT have teamed up with Kate Somerville to support care-experienced young people achieve their career dreams within the Beauty Industry

If you have a passion for beauty and are care-experienced, then this opportunity may be perfect for you.  This year, we have a very exciting opportunity for 3 care-experienced young people aged 19-24 who are striving to follow professional beauty career paths.

We are proud to announce our partnership with Kate Somerville Skincare and delighted to be able to offer 3 funded scholarships for a combined level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma to those that have experience of, or left care.

If you’ve dreamed of becoming a Beauty Therapist, working in a Spa or owning your own business, then look no further, we have the tools to help you achieve your goals and make your dreams possible.



Kate’s lifelong journey is one of defying expectations, never giving up, and never accepting impossible. Having grown up in a home impacted by addiction, brand founder Kate knows first-hand the challenges young people face trying to find their way in the world. In college, Kate found a mentor who offered her unconditional support and empowered her to believe in herself and her dreams.  Kate recognizes the transformative power a career in the beauty industry had on her life – and is passionate about leveraging her platform to positively impact the lives of young care leavers.

Find out more



  • Tuition fees, uniform, kit and materials completely funded by the Kate Somerville Scholarship Programme
  • An ITEC qualification in Beauty Therapy covering level 2 & 3 units
  • Financial support towards your travel and lunch
  • Career advice with the team at Kate Somerville Skincare
  • Industry talks to increase your knowledge and broaden your horizons in the industry


  • Facial skincare
  • Body massage
  • Indian head massage
  • Lash and brow treatments
  • Waxing
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Health & Safety in the salon
  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Pre-blended aromatherapy oil massage


  • Mentoring from the Enrichment Officers at LCBT
  • Dedicated welfare team at LCBT providing in house pastoral support
  • Career advice with the team at Kate Somerville Skincare
  • Regular check ins to support your progress
  • Support with any additional learning needs
  • Access to industry and enrichment events



Our in house Jobshop will work with you to write your CV and share tips and techniques for a successful interview. With our links to the industry, we have connections with the leading employers and top brands and will help you gain work experience or a job in the industry.



Complete and submit the Kate Somerville scholarship @ LCBT interest form below. Our Head of Welfare will review your interest and respond back to you. If eligible, you will be invited for an interview to check the suitability of the programme for you.  If we feel this is not the best option for you, alternatives will be offered.  Please note we do not discriminate based on previous academic history or experience.







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