Hairdressing and Applied Therapies



By choosing Hairdressing and Applied Therapies at NPTC Group of Colleges’ well-established facilities, students will receive an education from very well qualified industry experienced staff across all of our courses offered. By doing the course, students could become a hairdresser, barber, stylist, beauty therapist, nail technician, theatrical make-up artist, students could work in the theatrical special effects industry, be a salon manager and much more. There are opportunities for Level 3 hairdressers, barbers and students studying applied therapies to do work experience on a 2-week placement in Girona, Spain. There are also block work placements opportunities for Level 2 hairdressing and beauty therapy students to work in local Salons and Spas. We offer a range of courses including part-time, full time and short courses. We also offer a Higher Education, Level 4 part-time course in sports massage.

Find out more information about each course by clicking the links below.

Hair and Beauty Salons

The combined Hairdressing and Applied Therapies provision boasts eight beauty salons, eight hairdressing salons, a sports therapy room and a multi-function salon.

To book an appointment, contact your nearest salon:

Afan College Tel: 01639 648582
Brecon Beacons College Tel: 01686 614484
Newtown College Tel: 01686 614216

Lee Stafford Academy of Hairdressing, Barbering and Applied Therapies

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning hairdresser Lee Stafford has announced the opening of the first-ever Lee Stafford Hairdressing Education Academy in Wales in collaboration with NPTC Group of Colleges. He will work with our Hairdressing and Applied Therapies team to help deliver world-class training.

Lee Stafford is one of the most recognised names in the hairdressing industry. Winning the British Men’s Hairdresser of the Year award in 2001 cemented his place as one of the UK’s most admired hairdressers.

It’s great to be able to give something back to students. I’m very passionate about giving young professionals the best opportunity for a good education within hairdressing. I’m really excited to be working with NPTC Group of Colleges’ students to develop really strong techniques and great attitudes in preparation for a career in the hairdressing industry.”

Click here to find out more about Lee Stafford


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Creative Solutions – Accelerated Hairdressing (Afan Ages 16-18) (Full-Time)
Creative Solutions – Accelerated Hairdressing (Afan Ages 19+) (Full-Time)
Creative Solutions – Accelerated Hairdressing (Full-Time)
Level 1 Introduction to Hair and Beauty Services (Full-Time)
Level 2 Certificate in Make-up & Beauty Consultancy (Part-Time)
VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Full-Time)
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Sports Therapy (Full-Time)
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing (Full-Time)
VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Body Massage (Part-Time)
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Injury Prevention and Management (Full-Time)
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-Up (Full-Time)
VTCT Level 3 in Applied Therapies (Full-Time)
VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
VTCT NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (ages 19+) (Full-Time)
VTCT NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Full-Time)
VTCT NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy (General Route) (Full-Time)
VTCT VRQ Level 2 Certificate in Barbering (Part-Time)
VTCT VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Barbering (Full-Time)
VTCT VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing (Full-Time)
VTCT VRQ Level 3 In Beauty Therapy Treatments (Full-Time)