Our Latest News

We are extremely proud to announce that our Barbering apprentice, Ace Kokes, won Concept Hair Mag’s Level 2 Barbering Learner of the Year competition! Ace travelled to Birmingham to compete against other level 2 barbering students to win Learner of the Year 2022. Ace started his apprenticeship training with us in September 2021 and works at Boris&Co in Leeds. Ace works extremely hard and is a well deserved winner –


Our January Hairdresser to Barber training course is now full – We still have space available in the February group. The course will take place on Monday 21st of February. See information sheet attached for the full details. Course Costs £100.


In 2011, Bianca Hall was one of The Link Training’s first students to study a hairdressing apprenticeship. 10 Years on Mandy is now catching up with her to see how she has thrived in the sector of hairdressing.

If you are interested in starting a journey like Bianca’s, apply now at https://www.thelinktraining.org/apply-now/

Bianca’s salon –


WOW: We are celebrating 10 years of trading this month!  

Amanda started the company training apprentices’ in hairdressing in September 2011. We are so proud of our journey, how far we have travelled and where we are today. 

Our fabulous team have worked tirelessly to ensure our passion, knowledge and attention to detail have given us the reputation of the best provider of hairdressing and barbering apprentices’ in Kirklees.


Amanda Lodge-Stewart is a director at The Link Training Academy, an SME private training provider registered on the RoATP, which delivers apprenticeships in West Yorkshire, mainly in Kirklees and Calderdale.

Amanda is an experienced director with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry.


We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. 

We are thrilled to reveal a more modern & user-friendly website that features clear navigation while delivering more detail on the courses we offer for both new & existing students.

As well as updating our website with our new look branding that we are very proud of.