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

You will learn in outstanding facilities including our vast commercial hairdressing salons and beauty treatment rooms with paying clients. This includes our landmark city centre ‘urbasba’ – a unique facility and one of the largest of its kind in the country which also boasts an urban spa with jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, floatation tank and more. You will learn with industry qualified staff, using high quality products including Elemis and Goldwell. You will also benefit from masterclasses by visiting professionals from top names including Nails Inc.

#YourCAVC

Our hair and beauty students have enjoyed great success in national skills competitions, winning gold and bronze medals at the Skills Competition Wales final. CAVC Barry student Nadia Hadjali also won Hairdressing Student of the Year UK. Our students have a great track record for securing employment in top salons and spas with five Beauty Therapy students gaining employment with The Celtic Manor Resort just this year.

#YourIndustry

South East Wales accounts for 47% of the employment opportunities across Wales in the Hairdressing and Beauty Sector, providing excellent opportunities for progression into employment (Habia, 2014). South East Wales is predicted to have a growth of 13.2% by 2020 (EMSI, 2015).

#YourFuture

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

Course name Level Start date Location
Hairdressing
L1 Full Time 20 January 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Barbering
L2 Full Time 20 January 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Barbering
L2 Part Time 21 September 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hairdressing
L2 Full Time 2 September 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Retail Skills & Hairdressing Services
L2 Full Time 2 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hairdressing
L3 Full Time 2 September 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
VTCT Award in Bridal Hair
L3 Part Time 4 March 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Salon Management
L4 Part Time 13 January 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Course name Level Start date Location
Beauty & Spa Therapy
L2 Full Time 2 September 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Beauty Therapy
L2 Full Time 2 September 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Cosmetic MakeUp
L2 Part Time 2 March 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Customer Services & Beauty
L2 Full Time 1 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hair & Media Make Up
L2 Full Time 1 September 2020 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
VTCT Certificate in Nail Technology / Manicure Services
L2 Part Time 12 October 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty & Spa Therapy
L3 Full Time 7 September 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement within the Hair & Beauty Sector
L3 Part Time 7 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Complementary Therapies
L3 Full Time 2 September 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-Up
L3 Full Time 7 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND in Complementary Healthcare (with Practitioner Status)
L5 Full Time 14 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Short Courses

Course name Level Start date Location
Hair Up
L1 Part Time 20 January 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Make Up
L1 Part Time 4 March 2020 East Cardiff Campus
Nail Enhancements
L2 Part Time 22 June 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Certificate in Swedish Massage
L3 Part Time 1 July 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Fashion and Photographic Make-Up
L3 Part Time 25 May 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Indian Head Massage
L3 Part Time 29 June 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Sports Massage
L3 Part Time 15 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Sports Massage
L4 Part Time 18 November 2020 Barry Campus
VTCT Certificate in IPL (Laser for skin rejuvenation and hair removal)
L4 Part Time 20 January 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff