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 Hairdressing, 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

Learn with our industry qualified and experienced staff, and benefit from our industry links with visiting speakers, masterclasses and employer visits. Our salons and spas, urbasba and academi urbasba, offer a professional environment for you to learn in, equipped with leading technology for the industry. Our students have a track record for success in industry skills competitions, competing to be the best in the country at what they do.

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 Lightcast Data 2022, the Hair and Beauty workforce in the Cardiff Capital Region will grow at a rate of 2.6% by 2026.

Your Future

Our students go on to successful careers in some of the best salons and spas in the country. Some even up their own business. You could start a career as a Hair Stylist, Colour Technician, Barber, Beauty Therapist, Nail Technician, Aesthetics Therapist, Theatrical Hair and Make Up Specialist, Salon Manager and more. Some students progress onto higher level specialist courses at CAVC after their course including professional Level 4 aesthetics qualifications, the HNC in Technical Make up Artistry or the HND in Complementary Healthcare.

All Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies courses

Hairdressing

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Hairdressing & Beauty L1 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Barbering L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Barbering L2 Part Time 17 September 2024 Barry Campus
Hairdressing L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus
Hairdressing L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hairdressing Services L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hairdressing L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus
Hair & Beauty EL3 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty and Complementary Therapies

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Hairdressing & Beauty L1 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Beauty L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty Therapy L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus
Beauty Therapy L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty Therapy L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hair & Media Make-Up L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus
Make Up & Nail Services L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Beauty & Spa Therapy L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement within the Hair & Beauty Sector L3 Part Time 11 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Complementary & Wellbeing Therapies L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND in Complementary Healthcare (with Practitioner Status) L5 Full Time 10 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hair & Beauty EL3 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Theatrical Make-Up

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Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-Up L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC Technical Make Up Artistry, TV, Film & Theatre L4 Full Time 9 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Short Courses

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Body Massage L1 Part Time 16 July 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Facials L1 Part Time 29 July 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
False Lash Treatments L1 Part Time 22 July 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Indian Head Massage L1 Part Time 26 July 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Lash & Brow Treatments L1 Part Time 19 July 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Makeup Application L1 Part Time 30 July 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Spray Tanning L1 Part Time 17 July 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Stones Massage L1 Part Time 13 July 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Warm Waxing L1 Part Time 29 July 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Cosmetic MakeUp L2 Part Time 13 January 2025 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Gel Manicure L2 Part Time 18 July 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Manicure and Pedicure L2 Part Time 15 July 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Sports Massage L3 Part Time 11 September 2024 Barry Campus
VTCT Diploma in Reflexology L3 Part Time 3 October 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Non Medical Aesthetics L4 Part Time 1 October 2024 Barry Campus
Sports Massage L4 Part Time 10 September 2024 Barry Campus
VTCT Certificate in IPL (Laser for skin rejuvenation and hair removal) L4 Part Time 8 October 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff