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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Course name
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Level
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Hairdressing & Beauty L1 Full Time 16 January 2023 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hairdressing & Retail Skills L1 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus
Barbering L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Barbering L2 Part Time 18 September 2023 Barry Campus
Hairdressing L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hairdressing L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hairdressing L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hair & Beauty EL3 Full Time 18 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty and Complementary Therapies

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Hair & Beauty L1 Full Time 16 January 2023 30 August 2023 18 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Beauty Therapy L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus
Beauty Therapy L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty Therapy L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hair & Media Make Up L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Make Up & Nail Services L2 Full Time 30 August 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty & Spa Therapy L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Complementary Therapies L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC Technical Make Up Artistry, TV, Film & Theatre L4 Full Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND in Complementary Healthcare (with Practitioner Status) L5 Full Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hair & Beauty EL3 Full Time 18 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Theatrical Make-Up

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Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-Up L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC Technical Make Up Artistry, TV, Film & Theatre L4 Full Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Short Courses

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Level
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Course name
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Level
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Airbrush Makeup L1 Part Time 2 August 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Body Massage L1 Part Time 25 July 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Facials L1 Part Time 31 July 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
False Lash Treatments L1 Part Time 24 July 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Inch Loss Body Wraps L1 Part Time 27 July 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Indian Head Massage L1 Part Time 28 July 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Lash & Brow Treatments L1 Part Time 21 July 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Makeup Application L1 Part Time 17 July 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Spray Tanning L1 Part Time 19 July 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Stones Massage L1 Part Time 26 July 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Warm Waxing L1 Part Time 20 July 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Certificate in Cosmetic MakeUp L2 Part Time 16 January 2023 18 January 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Gel Manicure L2 Part Time 18 July 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Manicure and Pedicure L2 Part Time 17 July 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Sports Massage L3 Part Time 12 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
VTCT Diploma in Reflexology (PLA) L3 Part Time 2 October 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Sports Massage L4 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff