Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Gain the industry qualifications and experience to start your career as a Hair Stylist, Colour Technician, Beauty Therapist, Complementary Therapist or Salon Manager.

About Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Gain the industry qualifications and experience you need to start your career as a Hair Stylist, Colour Technician, Beauty Therapist, Complementary Therapist or Salon Manager.

You will learn from industry qualified staff, using high quality products including Elemis and Goldwell, in outstanding facilities with paying clients, as well as benefiting from masterclasses by visiting professionals. Benefit from training in our excellent industry-standard facilities including urbasba salon and spa in Cardiff and Academi urbasba in Barry.

Your CAVC

Our hair and beauty students have enjoyed great success in national skills competitions winning medals at the Skills Competition Wales final! Students also have a great track record for securing employment in top salons and spas across Wales – including The Celtic Manor.

Your Industry

Just over half of hairdressing and beauty businesses have an annual turnover of almost £99K. The industry generates almost £7.7billion for the UK Economy. NHF (2018) The industry will need over 5,500 new recruits in Wales by 2022. (Working Futures 2012-2022). According to EMSI Data 2019, Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan are expected to see a 7% increase in jobs for the Hair and Beauty Industry by 2025.

Your Future

Our students go on to successful careers in some of the best salons and spas in the country. You could develop a career as a hair stylist, colour technician, barber, beauty therapist, nail technician, salon manager and more. Some of our students have even opened their own successful salons.

All Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies courses

Hairdressing

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Level
Availability
Start dates available
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Year
Locations available
Course name
Level
Level
Availability
Start dates available
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Year
Locations available
Hairdressing
L1 Full Time 1 August 2021 1 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Barbering
L2 Part Time 24 February 2021 20 September 2021 22 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Barbering
L2 Full Time 31 August 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hairdressing
L2 Full Time 31 August 2021 1 September 2021 20 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hairdressing
L2 Full Time 31 August 2021 1 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hairdressing
L3 Full Time 1 September 2021 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
VTCT Award in Bridal Hair
L3 Part Time 3 March 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Level
Level
Availability
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Year
Locations available
Course name
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Level
Availability
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Year
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Beauty
L1 Full Time 31 August 2021 East Cardiff Campus
Beauty Therapy
L2 Full Time 31 August 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty Therapy
L2 Full Time 1 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty Therapy
L2 Full Time 1 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Cosmetic MakeUp
L2 Part Time 18 January 2021 21 January 2021 2 February 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hair & Media Make Up
L2 Full Time 31 August 2021 1 September 2021 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Beauty & Spa Therapy
L3 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement within the Hair & Beauty Sector
L3 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Complementary Therapies
L3 Full Time 1 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-Up
L3 Full Time 1 August 2021 31 August 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND in Complementary Healthcare (with Practitioner Status)
L4 Full Time 13 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Short Courses

Level
Level
Availability
Start dates available
Month
Year
Locations available
Course name
Level
Level
Availability
Start dates available
Month
Year
Locations available
Hair Up
L1 Part Time 10 May 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Make Up
L1 Part Time 3 March 2021 East Cardiff Campus
Certificate in Swedish Massage
L3 Part Time 30 June 2021 East Cardiff Campus
Indian Head Massage
L3 Part Time 23 July 2021 East Cardiff Campus
Sports Massage
L3 Part Time 13 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Salon Management
L4 Part Time 11 January 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Sports Massage
L4 Part Time 13 September 2021 Barry Campus
VTCT Certificate in IPL (Laser for skin rejuvenation and hair removal)
Course full
L4 Part Time 22 February 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Acrylic Nail Extensions
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Airbrush Makeup
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Body Massage
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
False Lash Treatments
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Gel Manicure
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Inch Loss Body Wraps
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Indian Head Massage
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Lash & Brow Treatments
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Makeup Application
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Manicure and Pedicure
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Nail Art
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Nail Wraps
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Spray Tanning
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Stones Massage
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Threading
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
UV Gel Nail Extensions
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Warm Waxing
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff