Academy No.5

Hair and Barbers education offering apprenticeships and private training courses within Hampshire.

About Us

Academy at no.5 ltd are Specialists in Hairdressing & Barbering

In 2011, as a subcontractor of Fareport Training Organisation, we achieved Grade 1 Outstanding from Ofsted. The report states that the teaching and learning of practical skills are inspirational and our learners’ skills are well above the requirements of their qualifications!

At our academy, we pride ourselves on our professionalism and the professionalism of our students. We are all part of the same team and by working together, we can achieve the goals set. We are sure that your training experience will be happy and rewarding.

Your success is our success! Our mission is to raise the standard of hairdressing training in Hampshire as a whole, by providing the highest level of training to a nationally recognised standard, and to increase professionalism by education.

We take into consideration the individual preferences and needs of every single learner. Our groups are never any larger than 15 to a class, ensuring a friendly environment with a substantial amount of support and attention. We invite each applicant into the academy for a one-to-one meeting to discuss which course will be most suitable, and what funding may be available.

Many of our courses are Government funded, which means they are free!

We hope to receive your application soon!

At our academy, we pride ourselves on our professionalism and the professionalism of our students. We are all part of the same team and by working together, we can achieve the goals set. We are sure that your training experience will be happy and rewarding. 

What We Offer

Hairdressing and Barbering is an ever-evolving inspirational industry. 

Academy No.5 strives on a daily basis, to ensure that as well as learning the basic art off hair that current style trends are also included in all hair education classes. 

This has seen many Academy learners on competition of their qualification leaving with excellent commercial skills, moving into exciting careers all around the world. 

From becoming mangers in the salons that they started as apprentices. Owning their own salons and Barber shops. 

Brand ambassadors, Educators for world renowned product brands and to educators of the next generation of professionals. 

Anyone can do an apprenticeship, from the age of 16. It is included in training or education requirement by the government. 

There is no longer an upper age limit, ideal for anyone wanting to retrain or follow their dreams. This means you earn while you learn, with no student debt on completion! The apprenticeship wage changes yearly. Ask for the current rate or take look at  

As a private training provider we are fortunate that we can operate on a roll-on, roll-off basis, with learners starting their qualifications with us throughout the year. Our small and friendly team will guide you every step of the way ensuring you are enrolled on the best programme to meet your needs. We limit our groups numbers to 7, ensuring that social distancing is achieved and that maximum support is available to every learner. Why wait? Get your hairdressing career off to the best start and apply today. 

As a subcontractor of Fareport Training Organisation, Academy at No.5 Ltd were awarded Grade 1 Outstanding as part of the hairdressing provision. Please see the notes from our most recent inspection here: See pages 16 and 17 of the 2011 report for Ofsted’s findings on the training we deliver. 

We pride ourselves on the achievements of our learners. All learners together with their employers agree an Individual Learning Plan when training begins, with clear goals to work towards. When a learner has completed all elements required within their Apprenticeship, they sit their End Point Assessment or EPA, observed by an external examiner from our Awarding Body, VTCT. 

We work on a day release basis with learners working in a salon environment and learning on-the-job, gaining real experience, and then learners attending training here at the academy for one day per week. Learners earn while they learn, benefitting from the best of both worlds. 

When necessary, we are able to offer remote learning, with learners able to access online lessons either as downloads or via live online meetings. Academy at No.5 use Google Classroom making resources easily accessible whether you are at work or at home, or here with us! 

A large number of our training programmes are government funded with a contribution coming from the employer, so no cost to the learner. Where funding is not available, our course fees are competitive and payment plans are available. Please note that any payments made are non-refundable. 

All learners are responsible for supplying their own hairdressing equipment and stationery, lists of which will be supplied upon enrolment. Any learner struggling with this should speak to us and we will do what we can to support you. 

Courses to meet all of your Hairdressing and Barbering Needs 

All hairdressing apprentices now complete an End Point Assessment (EPA).

An EPA tests the knowledge, skills and behaviours that an apprentice has gained during their training. It is designed to take a snap shot assessment of the learners practical skills from colour to styling, customer service and health & safety.

The EPA confirms that the apprentice is occupationally competent.

Our Salon Prices

See below - for great prices in our salon with our
1st, 2nd and 3rd year students

Treatment Prices from
Wet Cut £12.00
Cut & Finish £16.00
Shampoo & Set £10.00
Blow Dry – Short £10.00
Blow Dry - Long £14.00
Root Retouch £16.00
Full Head Colour - Short £24.00
Full Head Colour - Long £28.00
Full Head Foils £40.00
T Bar Foils £26.00
Perm - Short £24.00
Perm - Long £30.00
Luxury Hair Treatments £5 per treatment

Cuts are not included in Technical Services or Highlight / Lowlights.

All prices include a Colour Consultation, if required, and a choice of refreshments.

PLEASE NOTE: Skin tests are required 48 hours prior to all chemical treatments.

Meet The Team

Read about who you will be learning with...

Claire Savage
First Aider
SafeGuard Lead
Lead IQA
Anita Hurst
Salon & Student Liaison
Facilitator / IQA
Mental Health First Aider
LGBT Advocate
Tori Redman
Safeguard Lead
Wellness Champion
Natalie Burley
Facilitator / IQA
First Aider
Kerry Rowlatt
Facilitator / IQA


We work with salons right across Hampshire and have excellent relationships with the employers of our apprentices.

If you want to do an apprenticeship but don’t have a salon work placement, speak to us to be signposted to an employer, who may be able to offer you an interview/position.

Good luck!

Contact Us

Feedback and Complaints

We love feedback, both positive and constructive. If you have something you would like to tell us or talk about, please do so.

We share premises with Verelle Hairdressing: 5 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0BG. 

To find us, you need to enter Verelle Hairdressing, and come upstairs as we are on the first floor. We are within easy walking distance from both the bus station and train station, and there are car parks nearby if you are travelling by car. Our academy is a five-minute walk from Fareham Bus Station, or a fifteen-minute walk away is Fareham train station, located at the western end of West Street.

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