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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Hairdressing & Beauty
L1 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Barbering
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Barbering
L2 Part Time 20 September 2021 22 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hairdressing
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hairdressing
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hairdressing
L3 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty and Complementary Therapies

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Beauty
L1 Full Time 6 September 2021 East Cardiff Campus
Beauty Therapy & Spa
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty Therapy
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty Therapy
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hair & Media Make Up
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
VTCT Certificate in Nail Technology / Manicure Services
L2 Part Time 11 October 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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 (PLA)
L3 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Complementary Therapies
L3 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND in Complementary Healthcare (with Practitioner Status)
L4 Full Time 13 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Theatrical Make-Up

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Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-Up
L3 Full Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Short Courses

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Course name
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Level
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Sports Massage (PLA)
L3 Part Time 13 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
VTVT Diploma in Reflexology (PLA)
L3 Part Time 4 October 2021 Barry Campus
Fashion and Fashion Editorial Hair and Make-up (PLA)
L4 Part Time 20 May 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Sports Massage (PLA)
L4 Part Time 13 September 2021 Barry Campus