Encourage

Providing you with the support & encouragement you need to reach your goals.

Inspire

We utilise a wide range of creative teaching methods to inspire you to achieve.

Achieve

We believe that with the right support & guidance there is nothing you cannot achieve.

Our story

The Link Academy is an independent, work based learning provider situated in the centre of Huddersfield, easily accessed by bus and train from a wide area, engaging with students from the north of England.

We are passionate about training and developing learners with a core focus on skills that will prepare them for working in the industry they have chosen, as well as upskilling learners already working in the industry.

INDUSTRY APPROVED

Our friendly, experienced hairdressing and barbering educators deliver practical, industry-approved courses to suit your individual training needs. Whether you are still at school and considering a career in the industry, a salon apprentice embarking on a new career or a seasoned professional looking to raise your skills or those of your team; the Link Academy has a flexible course that is perfect for you.

PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR INDUSTRY

What makes us different is that we are not only passionate about our industry, but all our staff are still working in the industry with real, up to date knowledge of what’s coming next. We also offer support to our employers with business planning, identifying skills gaps in their companies and offering a matching service to ensure we have the right learner, on the right course with the right employer.

off-the-job training

We have a rigorous recruitment and selection process engaging with all our students, ensuring equality of opportunities and diversity of provision to offer bespoke training, individually created to suit your personal learning goals. Our impressive, contemporary facilities boast two fully equipped working salons, utilised for training and commercial work, two large computer rooms and a canteen for our learners to network and relax during break times. We offer both off-the-job training and in the workplace training to ensure we can suit all requirements.

OVER 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Established in 2011, our director has over 35 years experience in the industry and with her knowledge and leadership qualities, we have gained recognition as an excellent, high quality training provider. We have a reputation for caring for our students and celebrating all successes and career achievements we have supported. We are recognised by Ofsted for our excellent work on traineeships, preparing our young people for work.

Prospectus Download

Find out more about why you should choose The Link Academy and download a copy of our prospectus. Download a copy of our new prospectus (PDF document, 9.5MB).

Starting tomorrow we will be providing free male hair cuts every Monday and Tuesday evenings 17:00-19:30💯
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Starting tomorrow we will be providing free male hair cuts every Monday and Tuesday evenings 17:00-19:30💯
Don’t miss out❗️

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A fabulous idea Melissa! We will be following your lead on this. 👍👍Since the devastating news regarding the loss of Caroline Flack, We have decided as a Salon to follow suit supporting other salons by together making a stand to bin the Gossip Magazines and so we will no longer be offering these during your visit at the salon.

We no longer want to support the promotions of magazines that slate people, put people down, advertise peoples personal problems, disrespect peoples outfits.....we want to support a new trend such as #beingkind.

However we will offer a choice of mindfulness books that promote wellbeing, some good short story’s, health and fitness and some educational magazines ♥️

I hope other salons will join us with this decision xx

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A fabulous idea Melissa! We will be following your lead on this. 👍👍

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We hope all our students are having a lovely well deserved half term🙌🏽 But remember, we re open for again on Tuesday 25th February and we have a new barber class🤩 Free male hair cuts Mondays and Tuesdays 17:00 - 19:30‼️ ... See MoreSee Less

We hope all our students are having a lovely well deserved half term🙌🏽 But remember, we re open for again on Tuesday 25th February and we have a new barber class🤩 Free male hair cuts Mondays and Tuesdays 17:00 - 19:30‼️
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