COURSES

The Link Training Academy is a training school based in Huddersfield Town Centre; we offer a variety of courses in: Hairdressing & Barbering; Management & Team Leadership and Education.

We offer a flexible approach to training; delivery can take place at the academy or at your workplace where we can incorporate blended online learning. We have courses available for a range of abilities and can fit your timetable around your working and lifestyle needs.

If you are interested in starting your journey with us; visit our How to Apply page for more information.

Hairdressing & Barbering

The Hairdressing and Barbering sector is a huge part of the economy and is growing at an impressive rate; if you’ve just left school or you’re looking for a career change, we can find the right course for you. We offer a variety of courses in hairdressing and barbering which we can build to fit around your circumstances. We specialise in apprenticeship training and also offer part time and full-time classroom-based learning options as well as adult learning.

Education

If you currently work in the hairdressing & barbering industry and you’re interested in getting involved in the world of teaching and education we have courses to help you along the way including Assessors, Teaching and Delivery and Quality Assurance. You will learn tried and tested teaching and assessment methods from our dedicated teaching team who are all still working in the industry.

Management & Team Leaders

Effective management and leadership are essential in any business and the skills learned within these courses can be transferred to a range of sectors and job roles. Management and Team Leader courses are suitable for all ages and backgrounds. Whether you have been in your management role for years and want to refine your skills or you have just started your management role and would like to start your learning journey, we have courses to suit you. Training will be at your convenience so it will be easy to fit around your current work.

Customer Service

Customer service is the centre of many businesses and is crucial in achieving repeat business. The skills learnt whilst studying a customer service qualification can be transferred into a wide range of different sectors such as; retail, hospitality, call centres, financial services, sports and recreation and many more. Training will be at your convenience so it will be easy to fit around your current job role.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship in Hairdressing allows you to work in Industry where an assessor will come to your workplace to assess you on the practical elements of the course.

Traineeships

Traineeship programmes of education are an ideal opportunity for young people, aged 16 to 24, who are motivated to get a job but lack the skills and experience

14 – 16 year olds

Our 14-16 curriculum will also offer students the opportunity to develop life skills such as; employability skills, communication skills and personal presentation.

Private Learners

These courses can be tailored to your leaning goals and we can provide flexible teaching arrangement so your learning can easily fit in around your current commitments.

COURSES we currently offer

Hair and Beauty course for 14-16 year olds:

Year of StudyCourseLevelDurationQualificationHow to Apply
Year 1
(Year 10 or 11)
Diploma in Hair and Beauty Skills11 YearEntry level award in employability skillsExpression of interest form from school or via website
Year 2
(Year 11)
Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy21 YearVTCT VRQ Certificate (GCSE Equivalent)Expression of interest form from school or via website

Enrichment courses for 14-16 year olds:

Year of StudyCourseLevelDurationQualificationHow to Apply
Year 1
(Year 10 or 11)
Entry level award in employability skillsEntry Level1 Year ½ day per week
VTCT entry level award in employability skills.Expression of interest form from school or via website.
Year 1
(Year 10 or 11)
Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty TherapyEntry Level1 Year ½ day per weekVTCT Entry level award in hair and beauty.Expression of interest form from school or via website.

Traineeships in hairdressing/Barbering:

CourseLevelDurationFull/Part TimeQualificationHow to Apply
Introduction to Hairdressing and Barbering16 Weeks to
6 Months
College for 1 or 2 day and complete work experience at a salon. VTCT entry level award in employability skills.Careers advisor referral In person Direct application by website or email.

Apprenticeships in hairdressing/Barbering:

CourseQualificationLevelDurationPart/Full TimeApplication Procedure
Intermediate Apprenticeship in HairdressingHair Professional – Route 1 NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing.
Maths & English or equivalent
212 - 24 MonthsYou will be employed in a salon for 30 – 40 hours with a commitment to 20% off the job training.UCAS Careers advisor referral in person direct application via web site or email
Intermediate apprenticeship in BarberingHair Professional – Route 2 NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering.
Maths & English or equivalent.
212 - 24 MonthsYou will be employed in a salon for 30 – 40 hours with a commitment to 20% off the job training.UCAS Careers advisor referral in person direct application via web site or email
Advanced apprenticeship in HairdressingL3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing. Maths and English or equivalent.312 - 24 MonthsYou will be employed in a salon for 30 – 40 hours with a commitment to 20% off the job training.UCAS Careers advisor referral in person direct application via web site or email
Advanced apprenticeship in BarberingL3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing. Maths and English or equivalent.312 - 24 MonthsYou will be employed in a salon for 30 – 40 hours with a commitment to 20% off the job training.UCAS Careers advisor referral in person direct application via web site or email

Customer Service Apprenticeships:

The Link Academy offer a range of customer service qualifications which can be carried out here in the academy or in your workplace and includes a range of blended online resources.

CourseQualificationLevelDurationPart/Full TimeApplication ProcedureCost
L2 Customer Service apprenticeshipCustomer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship
Maths and English or equivalent L2 Diploma in Customer Service
212 MonthsEmployed 30 – 40 hours per week with a commitment to do 20% off the job trainingDirect application referral via Careers or EmployerApprenticeship - ESFA or Levy funded
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L3 Customer Service apprenticeshipCustomer service specialist apprenticeship and Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service

312 MonthsEmployed 30 – 40 hours per week with a commitment to do 20% off the job trainingDirect application referral via Careers or EmployerApprenticeship - ESFA or Levy funded
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Management & Leadership Courses:

CourseQualificationLevelDurationPart/Full TimeApplication ProcedureCost
Team Leader ApprenticeshipTQUK Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading.
Maths and English at appropriate level or equivalent.
212 MonthsFull-time work with 20% off the job trainingDirect application
Careers/Employer referral.
ESFA or Levy funded
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Team Leader
Supervisor Apprenticeship
TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Management.
Maths and English or equivalent
312 - 18 MonthsFull-time work with 20% off the job trainingDirect application
Careers/Employer referral.
ESFA or Levy funded
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Salon ManagementVTCT L4 Certificate in salon Management412 - 18 MonthsPart-timeDirect application or referral.£3000
440 GLH
Advanced Techniques & Management Practice in HairdressingVTCT L4 Diploma in advanced Techniques & Management practice in Hairdressing412 - 18 MonthsPart-timeDirect application or referral.£3000
450 GLH