THE hair and beauty department at Barnsley College has been credited as being a centre of expertise for apprenticeships.

It makes it one of the first providers in the country to be given the coveted title from the Hair and Beauty Industry Association (Habia).

College spokesman Karen Carr said: “We are incredibly proud of this achievement and it confirms for our students, staff and local employers that we are excellently placed to prepare our students for future employment in realistic working environments.”