Our professional qualifications in hairdressing help you to launch and progress in your career as a Hairdresser and/or salon manager. Industry-specific staff are all extensively trained in Hairdressing; passionate and motivated to guide and support you with quality. Whatever you choose as your career path, we have experts on hand to guide you in the right direction, whether it is to further your current skills, have a complete change of direction, or are a school/college leaver looking for your next step, The Link Academy has a flexible course that is perfect for you.
Level 2 Hair Professional
Take the best first step into your Hairdressing career with the Level 2 Hairdressing professional apprenticeship. You will learn and develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a successful hairdresser through a mixture of academy attendance and in-salon development. An apprenticeship is a full-time job with training planned in. You will work a minimum of 30 hours per week and this will include a full 6-hour training day where you will develop your skills on paying client in the training salon. This apprenticeship takes an average of 24 months to complete after which you have the option to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced and Creative Hair Professional Apprenticeship.
Level 3 Hair Professional
The Level 3 Advanced and Creative – Hair Professional is an apprenticeship programme designed for hairdressers who want to push their skills and knowledge to the next level. The apprenticeship focusses heavily on creative work, session styling and portfolio building. It will support individuals who have completed their level 2 already to develop a broader set of creative hairdressing skills to advance career opportunities and pathways outside of everyday salon work. You will attend the academy every 2-weeks for knowledge and skills sessions where you will train to become highly skilled and experienced individual professionals who deliver hair fashion forward trends, which are innovative styles inspired by current images and their own creativity, individual flair, imagination and interpretation. The apprenticeships is 12 - 18 months and all learners are required to spend 6 hours per week of their working hours on training towards their apprenticeship.
We offer a variety of different private courses and are open to discuss specific details with interested learners. Whether you’re just starting out, need a short refresher course after a period of time out of the industry or you would like to expand your knowledge into specific areas we will have courses suitable for you.
Why work in the Hairdressing & Barbering Industry?
There are over 48,000 Hair and beauty businesses in the UK, a rise of over 2,200 (5%).
The hair and beauty industry generated over £4.6bn in turnover for the UK economy (2020-2021).
Around 7,000 people started a Hairdressing & Barbering apprenticeship in England 2021/2022