Alison qualified as a hairdresser many years ago after firstly training as an apprentice then completing her education in college.
Alison has owned many salons over the years and enjoyed a career as a lecturer in hairdressing before starting Mac-Ed Training Academy in 2019 with her business partner Emma Macmillan.
Within the academy Alison oversees the Hairdressing and Barbering Qualifications as well as the Alternative Curriculum Programme designed for pre-16 learners.
Emma qualified as a beauty therapist many years ago after firstly training within college then advancing her training in the UK and France.
Emma has owned many salons over the years and enjoyed a career as a lecturer in beauty therapy before starting Mac-Ed Training Academy in 2019 with her business partner Alison Batty.
Within the academy Emma oversees the Beauty, Nails and TAQA Qualifications as well as the quality and growth.
Meet The Training Team
Lash and Nail Lecturer and Assessor
Hairdressing and Barbering Lecturer
Beauty Therapy and Sports Massage Lecturer and Assessor/IQA
Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Bridal Lecturer and Assessor
Beauty Therapy and Dermaplaning Lecturer and Assessor/IQA
Take a look within the academy at some of our teaching rooms
Affiliations with Mac-Ed Training
Mac-Ed Training is pleased to announce that they are now affiliated with the following organisations, allowing learners to access funding through a variety of routes and achieve accredited qualifications. This allows our learners to gain up-to-date knowledge and on-going guidance and support throughout their education with us.
Communities for Work (CfW) is a Welsh Government and European Social Fund programme co-sponsored by Department of Work and Pensions. The project works to support those who are unemployed and want to retrain or refresh training skills within our sector
Parents, Childcare and Employment (PaCE) will cover the cost of childcare to help you prepare for and start work.
Friendly advisers work in communities across Wales to help you find childcare and a job which is right for you.
PaCE also offers support to build your confidence, gain work experience, learn new skills. You will receive help as an individual and advisors can meet with you in your local community.
PaCE is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Social Fund.
We are proud to be working with PaCE and to support anyone who can access support through them.
Association of Beauty Therapy (ABT) We are thrilled to now offer short courses which are now accredited with ABT. Accreditation is crucial to give you confidence that all our courses are delivered by professionals within our sector and having the seal of approval from ABT. It ensures that courses we deliver are up to industry standards and are recognised as full qualifications. It allows you to gain insurance to be fully insurable to protect you and your clients from all treatments and services you undertake.
Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) is a specialist international awarding and assessment organisation offering qualifications within the hair and beauty sectors. VTCT offers qualifications ranging from entry level 3 up to level 4 vocationally related qualifications (VRQ) to nationally related qualifications (NVQ), these can be achieved by varying sized qualifications.
Bridges into Work is a regional project supporting economically inactive and unemployed people across the counties of Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, and Torfaen. The aim of the project is to provide support to gain sustainable paid employment.
The project team members will help participants identify their barriers to employment and support people on an individual basis to overcome them.
Free skills training, qualifications, and vocational courses.
We are proud to be working with Bridges into Work and to support anyone who can access support through them.