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Government funded apprenticeship training

NHTA specialises in government funded apprenticeships in hairdressing and barbering, which means the cost to your business could be nothing at all. Our courses are delivered in salons or barbershops. Your apprentice will learn important skills and knowledge to help them become future salon professionals.

We believe passionately in working collaboratively with salon and barbershop owners. An apprentice can help you grow your business, so you can take on new customers. As well as practical hairdressing and barbering skills, they will learn client care, how to carry out consultations and communication skills. We will also train them on industry codes of practice, relevant legislation, and health and safety.

Do you think you might have a team member suitable for an apprenticeship scheme? Or do you need our help to find you an apprentice? We offer a free recruitment style service to match a person to your business. If you’re an aspiring hairdresser or barber, we can help you achieve your ambition with our specialist hairdressing and barbering training. Please see our Training page for information.

Get in touch or call 0115 969 1650 to find out how hairdressing and barbering apprenticeships could benefit your business.


“I now have theory knowledge to back up and use in my practical work during training sessions. …We discussed different influencing factors and how to flatter certain face shapes with cutting, like, for example, for a square face shape, volume would be needed at the sides with softened face shaping to give the appearance of a more oval face shape.”


  • Why us

    NHTA has been training hairdressers and barbers for 40 years. We strive for hairdressing and barbering excellence. Our government funded apprenticeships are designed around the needs of your salon.

  • Employers Information for Salon Owners

    NHTA specialises in government funded hairdressing and barbering training. Designed around the needs of your salon and the learner, we will improve your apprentice’s skills and knowledge.