Beauty therapist students supported at Tranquillity Spa

Ashington's tranquillity Spa links with local college to support students

Active Northumberland is working in partnership with Northumberland College to help two local students gain work  experience in the beauty industry.

The Tranquillity Spa situated in Ashington Leisure Centre is supporting two newly qualified Level 2 students, Katrina Gilmore and Tyler Richell, progress to their Level 3 in beauty therapy.

As part of their course the girls  are required to find a placement in a professional salon to gain an insight into a real work environment.

The girls have  been  attending the spa for the past month, bringing along models to practice all their qualified treatments on. They are also learning  about the other aspects of running the spa including its online booking system, reception duties, cleaning and laundry.

Emily Cape, Spa Manager said:

“ The girls have been fantastic and we are happy to be in a position to be able to support and nurture local talent and help these two local students to develop their future  careers.
“ They are gaining invaluable experience and once they feel 100% confident in the spa we will be putting exclusive discounted offers on for our customers to get beauty treatments from them.“


Ashington Leisure Centre has one of the  most luxurious thermal spa facilities in the county boasting a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, aromatherapy room, monsoon showers, heated benches, foot spas and an ice feature.

In addition there are three fabulous treatment rooms, a dedicated tanning room, manicure and pedicure bays with a  team of great therapists.

Active Northumberland members  can get unlimited access to the spa by  purchasing  a £15 monthly spa bolt on to their  membership, via the Active Northumberland app, through  the website, visiting your local Active Northumberland leisure centre, or by ringing  01670 620200. They also get  a 10% discount on beauty treatments.

Non-members can  use the spa facilities at both Ashington and Cramlington Leisure Centres on a £15, pay as you go basis.  

For more information about the Tranquillity Spa, please click here to visit the website

Pictured L-R:  Katrina  Gilmore,   Spa Manager Emily Cape and Tyler Richell

29 Jan 2018