The Link Academy

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. 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.

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. 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.

Courses Contact Info

Name Length Price Location
TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading 12months ESFA or Levy funded Yorkshire
Level 3 Customer Service Apprenticeship 12 months Apprenticeship-ESFA or Levy funded Yorkshire
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Barbering Level 2 12-24 Months Price on Application Yorkshire
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Level 2 12-24 Months Price on Application Yorkshire
Award in Education and Training Level 3 12 Weeks £450 Yorkshire
Award in Education and Training 12 weeks part-time £450 Yorkshire

The Link Academy

19 Brook Street,


HD1 1EB,

Tel: 01484 425500