Full Time Courses for 16-19

...training for a brighter future


We offer full time study programmes at levels 1-3 in Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Business Administration, Sport and a new Brighter Futures course for those who are unsure of which career path to follow. Training delivery consists of a mix of both theory and practical lessons as well as external work experience complemented by additional day courses, workshops, competitions and fundraisers that you can participate in. We offer a number of progressions options including working your way up to level 3 in your chosen field on a full time course or by progressing onto an apprenticeship up to level 5 with us.

If you’re aged between 16-19 when you enrol on a Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy study programme we’ll also give you a free kit and uniform worth up to £100 to help you get started, Sport study programme learners will receive £75 towards their Pro Direct Academy training kit and Business Administration learners will get £75 towards office wear!

Beauty Therapy

Delivered in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and Rugby. You will learn a range of beauty therapy skills and techniques on this course including: improving facial skin condition, waxing body hair, spray tanning, shaping and colouring eyebrows and carrying out hand and foot treatments. Find out more here.


Delivered in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and Rugby. You will learn a range of hairdressing skills and techniques on this course including: booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, styling and colouring hair. Find out more here.

Business Administration

Delivered in Coventry and Rugby. This is an ideal starting point for those who want a career in a business environment covering roles such such as: Administration, Marketing, Human Resources or Customer Service. You will learn the best ways of communicating with your colleagues, how to improve your performance in your job role and how to contribute positively to your business team. Find out more here.


Delivered in Birmingham and Hinckley. Our Full Time Sport Courses are held at Castle Vale Stadium in Birmingham and Leicester Road Football Club in Hinckley. There are two routes – BTEC or NVQ up to level 3. Both will set you up for a great career in Sport or Sports Coaching. We have had learners who now play at professional football clubs or coach in the USA. Find out more here.

Brighter Futures

Delivered in Rugby from Summer 2018. Brighter Futures will offer you the chance to learn valuable new skills alongside a nationally recognised qualification in a subject of your choice.  This course is ideal for school leavers who want to get a feel for their options and potential career pathways after their GCSEs. Find out more here.