Training Academy

Learn the Mark Riley way

Mark Riley’s proudest achievement is the Mark Riley Training Academy, which, over the years, has provided hundreds of young hairdressers with the opportunity to train with one the region’s most respected stylists. If you’re a budding stylist, please view the options below.

Learn top quality hairdressing techniques, the Mark Riley way, with our renowned signature training. 

Please call 01484 718719 if you are interested or would like any more information.




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At Mark Riley Training Academy, we offer nationally recognised NVQ apprenticeships in hairdressing, in partnership with The Link Training Academy. 

Offering a creative and supportive learning environment to introduce 16-19 year old apprentices to a commercial environment that will develop and inspire a passion for hairdressing. 

All of the apprenticeships are designed to be achieved through continuous assessment by qualified assessors in realistic working environments and within the workplace. You will be given guided learning time to develop your practical skills and learn the knowledge you need to be assessed to gain your qualification.

There are two levels of apprenticeships:

• Intermediate apprenticeships which are equivalent to 5 GCSE passes.

• Advanced apprenticeships which are equivalent to 2 'A' Levels.

What does an apprenticeship consist of?

• Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

• Maths and English functional skills qualifications (Level 1 for intermediate apprenticeships and Level 2 for advanced apprenticeships)

• Vocational NVQ

Both types of apprenticeships last approximately 12 months and you must be employed in the hairdressing industry.


There is no charge to employers for this training.

Become a Model

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We are always on the look out for models for our Training Academy. Come along for a cut, colour, blow dry or perm by a rising star of hairdressing.

Contact Training Academy

TEL : 01484 718719