Following their success at the Urdd Preliminary Hair and Beauty Competition in May, Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) pupil and apprentice hairdressers represented the county at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Builth Wells on Friday 1 June. Once again, HCT’s hairdressers showed exceptional talent with their top-rate designs.

Eleri Roberts, a pupil from Ysgol Penglais, who studies Hairdressing at HCT, came in fourth place in the Level 1 Under-19 competition. In the Level 2 Under-19 competition, apprentice hairdresser Bayley Harries clinched first place and in the Level 3 Under-25 competition, apprentice hairdressers Jess Dancy and Briony Hancock took first and second prizes respectively. After clinching top finishes, both learners and staff at HCT received personal letters of congratulations from both Ceredigion AM Elin Jones and Ben Lake MP.

Nerys Morgan, Deputy Manager at HCT congratulated the learners on all of their hard work and praised them for their fantastic achievements in the Urdd Eisteddfod. “The learners and training advisors have worked extremely hard on their designs over the last few months, and it’s a real pleasure to see their efforts acknowledged. We are all very proud of the learners at HCT and we wish them continued success in hairdressing in the future.”

The Cabinet Member responsible for Learning Services and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Catrin Miles said, “This fantastic success reflects dedication and hard work of both learners and HCT staff. I’m sure that this success will only reinforce the desire to learn and improve valuable skills for the future.”

HCT offers a range of vocational courses for people of all ages, including: Hairdressing, Childcare, Business Administration, Information Technology, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrics, Blacksmithing, Agriculture, Motor Mechanics, and Welding. For more information, contact HCT on 01970 633040. You can also find HCT on Facebook:, or visit the website: