Emma Macmillan


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 a solid career involving quality assurance within the educational sector Emma ensures a robust quality environment for all in the academy. Overseeing all operations within the academy, mentoring new staff and developing new courses and content, Emma ensures the academy growth and direction to meet the needs of all of our customers and learners.


Meet The Training Team

  Kaylie Velasquez

Lash and Nail Lecturer and Assessor

  Lauren Patel

Hairdressing and Barbering Lecturer

  Lica Hill

Beauty Therapy and Sports Massage Lecturer and Assessor/IQA

  Sarah Meyrick

Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Bridal Lecturer and Assessor

 Fern Makepeace

Beauty Therapy and Dermaplaning Lecturer and Assessor/IQA

Take a look within the academy at some of our teaching rooms

Picture of the nail bar within Mac-Ed Training Academy

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

Email: workingwales@careerswales.gov.wales

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.

Email: PaCE@gov.wales

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.

Email: https://www.abtinsurance.co.uk/

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.

Email: https://www.vtct.org.uk/ 

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.

Email:  employability@torfaen.gov.uk