Hairdressing and Barbering

Our Level 1 qualifications are a stepping stone towards an Apprenticeship, further training, setting up your own business or finding your dream job. Our Jobs Growth Wales+ (JGW+) Advancement Strand enables you to gain a Level 1 qualification in your chosen route and all the support, guidance and training needed to help you progress onto the next stage in your life!

A career in the Hairdressing and Barbering sector is really rewarding. It feels so good to be able to use your creative flair to make clients feel happy and confident every day. Our JGW+ and Apprenticeship programmes provide the essential hands-on experience that’s needed to master hairdressing skills and barbering techniques.

What are the benefits?

JGW+ Advancement Strand

  • Training allowance of £50 per week (minimum- full time hours)
  • Travel expenses paid weekly
  • Tuition with essential skills such as: communication, team working, problem solving & IT
  • An insight into what skills top employers are looking for
  • The chance to spend a few weeks in different kinds of jobs
  • Regular support and good advice to help you make the right choices
  • A big boost to your confidence and brighter prospects for the future
  • You will be entitled to apply for an NUS Apprenticeship card which gives you exclusive discount from 100s of companies. Click here to read more

What are the requirements?

You must be aged 16-18 but do not need any previous qualifications-just a positive can-do attitude!

How do I become a JGW+ learner? 

You can find out more information on Jobs Growth Wales+ by visiting:  

Or contact a member of our Enquiries Team who will point you in the right direction!

029 2046 4727

We have fully equipped salons at our Cardiff, and Bridgend skills centres, where our learners can work in a professional environment.

Career Opportunities:

Hair Stylist, Colour Technician, Barber plus many more…

Find out the extra support we will offer during you time at ACT 

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Let us know your email address and our dedicated team will be in touch!

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