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Welcome to W Academy And Education

Inspiring Greatness

Welcome to W Academy and Education, a leading training provider in the Hairdressing, Barbering, Hospitality and Business sectors. Founded by entrepreneur Paul Wildes in January 2012 the academy has grown and flourished in the past 2 years and has now grown, both in courses offered and geographical coverage.  


About us

Firmly upholding our group values, at the core of our philosophy and success to date is an innate belief in the value of building lasting relationships with our candidates and clients alike. W Academy & Education stands out through our unique approach, our people, passion and expertise allow us to deliver a level of service and training which is unsurpassed. We understand that growth, and the actualisation of an organisations vision, is directly linked to the talent within the business. For a training and recruitment process based on simplicity and integrity look no further.

W Academy & Education has been successfully sourcing and training individuals for many years and has built a strong personal relationship with businesses and candidates who take a like minded approach to training. A breath of fresh air in an industry where quality should always prevail over quantity. Our business has been founded and developed on the value of creating lasting partnerships, maintained and enhanced by truly understanding the key objectives of our clients and gaining a feel for their cultures.

Our people are experienced professionals with in-depth market knowledge, allowing us to always achieve or better your expectations. This leads to the long term partnership that is the core of our philosophy. We don’t aspire to be better than our competition, we aim for a completely fresh approach and hope you will find us to be a different proposition altogether.

Facilities available

W Academy & Education has a brand new Academy for theory lessons in the centre of Sheffield, located at:

Metis Building

Unit 3

1 Scotland Street


S3 7AT

For practical training we have several state of the art salons in Sheffield. However we can also deliver all training in your salon placement, wherever it is in the South Yorkshire region. 

Additional support

Due to Functional Skills being an integral part of the framework, we ensure additional support is always available for the learners who require it.

We also have a designated Careers Support Team who are here with you every step of the way to help you find that perfect placement. They offer workshops and 1:1 sessions with those candidates a bit nervous about heading out to their first interview. 

Workshops cover:

  • CV Building
  • Interview Techniques
  • Body Language
  • Job Searching 


1:1 Sessions can include any topics covered in the workshops, as well as:

  • Mock Interviews
  • Company Research
  • Confidence Builders
  • And any specific worries you have about the recruitment process

Learner success

·  Success rates for our current Apprenticeship programmes is over 80% which is well above the national average.


How to apply

You can apply for courses at W Academy And Education through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 13 February 2017
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