HAIRDRESSING

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COURSES FOR ALL ABILITIES

LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA FOR HAIR PROFESSIONALS

Suitable for first time entrants to hairdressing. Supported by our highly experienced and passionate team of hairdressers, a comprehensive course leading to the Level 2 Diploma for hair professionals, which covers areas such as colour, cutting, shampooing, styling and finishing and perming.

ADVANCED
APPRENTICESHIPS

Suitable for stylists who have industry experience or a Level 2 Diploma. Leading to a national vocational qualification which covers nine subject areas, including advanced cutting  and styling techniques, advanced colour and colour correction methods, business and promotional activities.

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS

Your learner will work in a well equipped salon which is supported by L’Oreal. Our Assessors teach above the National Standards enabling your Learner to achieve the necessary skills to work on the salon floor as a Stylist. They will gain confidence in working with clients in a professional and friendly environment.

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ICON INTERMEDIATE

Entry Requirements

You do not require GCSE’s to achieve the apprenticeship, however, you will need stamina due to standing all day, a sense of humour as you will be working with fun loving people and will need the desire to make other people happy.

Government funding available  for 16-18 year-olds. Sign-up fee £80

LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA FOR HAIR PROFESSIOINALS

Suitable for first time entrants to hairdressing

We offer the City and Guilds Hair Professional standard qualification at level 2 (7002)

You will be supported by our highly experienced and passionate team of hairdressers, enabling you to achieve the confidence to work as an effective team member in a commercial salon environment while creating both commercial and fashion looks for your clients.

Once you have completed all the on-programme assessment requirements for the Diploma for hair professionals including Maths and English where needed, along with formative assessment of knowledge and behaviours, communication skills and employability skills you will have arrived at the Gateway where you will now be entered for your end point assessment, this provides a ’Snap shot’ holistic assessment of your practical skills, similar to an industry trades test.

On completion of the end point assessment you will be awarded a Pass or distinction and this will mean you have acquired the necessary skills to perform in a commercial salon at a stylist level; you will then be awarded your certificate on successful completion of the course starting you on your career path as a hair professional.

The course duration is a minimum of 24 months and requires one days training a week at the hair academy, along with the employer commitment to in salon training on the other four days to further support learners progress along side attending the academy.

ICON INTERMEDIATE

LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA FOR HAIR PROFESSIOINALS

Suitable for first time entrants to hairdressing

We offer the City and Guilds Hair Professional standard qualification at level 2 (7002)

You will be supported by our highly experienced and passionate team of hairdressers, enabling you to achieve the confidence to work as an effective team member in a commercial salon environment while creating both commercial and fashion looks for your clients.

Once you have completed all the on-programme assessment requirements for the Diploma for hair professionals including Maths and English where needed, along with formative assessment of knowledge and behaviours, communication skills and employability skills you will have arrived at the Gateway where you will now be entered for your end point assessment, this provides a ’Snap shot’ holistic assessment of your practical skills, similar to an industry trades test.

On completion of the end point assessment you will be awarded a Pass or distinction and this will mean you have acquired the necessary skills to perform in a commercial salon at a stylist level; you will then be awarded your certificate on successful completion of the course starting you on your career path as a hair professional.

The course duration is a minimum of 24 months and requires one days training a week at the hair academy, along with the employer commitment to in salon training on the other four days to further support learners progress along side attending the academy.

Entry Requirements

You do not require GCSE’s to achieve the apprenticeship, however, you will need stamina due to standing all day, a sense of humour as you will be working with fun loving people and will need the desire to make other people happy.

Government funding may be available. Registration fee £80

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ICON ADVANCED
Hairdressing

Entry Requirements

You do not require GCSE’s to achieve the apprenticeship, however, you will need stamina due to standing all day, a sense of humour as you will be working with fun loving people and will need the desire to make other people happy.

Government funding may be available. Sign-up fee £500

The Advanced Apprenticeship is available at both the Ashford Academy and our Marsh Academy, Please enquire for training days available.

You must be under the age of 25 and working full time under a contract of employment from your employer .
All training is based in the UK

 

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIPS

(Senior Year)

Suitable for stylists who have previous industry experience or have completed a level 2

You will achieve a national vocational qualification which covers nine subject area such as advanced cutting  and styling techniques, advanced colour and colour correction methods, business and promotional activities.

Whilst working as an effective stylist you will learn the skills to deal with more challenging circumstances to enable you to provide a more creative service for your clients you will acquire the necessary skills to support your colleagues and become an effective team leader.

On completion of your programme you will have obtained the skills to perform in a commercial salon at a supervisory level.

In addition to your hairdressing qualifications you will  also achieve the all important employability skills of communication, mathematics and employee rights and responsibilities while developing your independent personal learning, thinking and creativity skills.

Hairdressing

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIPS

(Senior Year)

Suitable for stylists who have previous industry experience or have completed a level 2

You will achieve a national vocational qualification which covers nine subject area such as advanced cutting  and styling techniques, advanced colour and colour correction methods, business and promotional activities.

Whilst working as an effective stylist you will learn the skills to deal with more challenging circumstances to enable you to provide a more creative service for your clients you will acquire the necessary skills to support your colleagues and become an effective team leader.

On completion of your programme you will have obtained the skills to perform in a commercial salon at a supervisory level.

In addition to your hairdressing qualifications you will  also achieve the all important employability skills of communication, mathematics and employee rights and responsibilities while developing your independent personal learning, thinking and creativity skills.

Entry Requirements

You do not require GCSE’s to achieve the apprenticeship, however, you will need stamina due to standing all day, a sense of humour as you will be working with fun loving people and will need the desire to make other people happy.

Government funding may be available. Registration fees £500

The Advanced Apprenticeship is available at both the Ashford Academy and our Marsh Academy, Please enquire for training days available.

You must be under the age of 25 and working full time under a contract of employment from your employer .
All training is based in the UK

 

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ICON INFO EMPLOYERS

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS

Who are we?

At The Hair Academy we have an enthusiastic and friendly group of Assessors that are qualified to the highest levels and are constantly improving their skills to meet the Learners training needs effectively. We teach our Learners in small groups, to ensure that they have the attention and support that they need.

Your learner will work in a well equipped salon which is supported by L’Oreal.
Our Assessors teach above the National Standards to enable your Learner to achieve the necessary skills to work on the salon floor as a Stylist. Using our rigorous assessment process, we aim to support them in becoming the best they can be within our industry. They will gain confidence in working with clients in a professional and friendly environment.

This Information Pack (download link below) will give you the information that you need for employing a future learner onto our Apprenticeship programmes.

Apprentice Qualities required to succeed

Triple A:
Aspiration
Attitude
Achievement

The Definition of an Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship is a job that requires substantial and sustained training leading to the achievement of the Apprenticeship standard and the development of transferable skills.

This definition is underpinned by four principles of future Apprenticeships.

  • An Apprenticeship is a job, in a skilled occupation.
  • An Apprenticeship requires substantial and sustained training lasting a minimum of 12 months, normally 2.5 years, including off-the-job training.
  • An Apprenticeship leads to full competency in an acceptation demonstrated by the achievement of an Apprenticeship standard that is defined by Employers and Apprentices.
  • An Apprenticeship develops transferable skills, including English and Maths and Employers Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) to progress careers.

What Hairdressing Apprenticeships are available at The Hair Academy?

Here at The Hair Academy we offer a fun and varied curriculum designed for people aged 16 – 24. The Level 2 is the Intermediate Apprenticeship (IA) and the Level 3 is the Advanced Apprenticeship (AA). These Apprenticeships are government funded and are available to young people looking for work based learning. This allows them to earn whilst they learn. The duration of an Apprenticeship is on average two years, but this will be agreed with you and their Assessor during the Induction Process.

The Level 2 Diploma for Hairdressing Professionals

This is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 2 in Hairdressing. This Apprenticeship will cover nine subject areas. These include Cutting, Styling, Perming and Colouring, Values and Behaviours.

Once the Learner is qualified to a NVQ 2 Level, they would have developed the skills to work within a salon as well as gained many employable skills.

To be eligible for this course the learner must have a contract of employment in a salon and be working on a full time basis.

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Level 3

This is the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 3 in Hairdressing. This Apprenticeship will cover nine subject areas. Some of these areas are Advanced Cutting & styling techniques, promotional activities and colouring correction methods.

This qualification will enable the Apprentice to work in a salon at a Supervisory Level.

To be eligible for this course the learner must have a NVQ 2 in Hairdressing or equivalent experience be working under a contract of employment in a salon on a full time basis

Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 2 & 3

This qualification is delivered through our unique task based learning programme, which will give your Apprentice the opportunity to develop their customer service skills that will be a valuable asset to your business.

Barbering Apprenticeships Level 2

This qualification will take place at The Hair Academy on a weekly basis with our Barbering Assessors. They will also attend The Whal Academy in Hearne Bay to work along side their artist team.

Additional Courses and Qualification available at The Hair Academy

  • Barbering Units – individual Units at a cost of £375 each
  • A1 TAQA Award
  • Level 4 Hairdressing
  • Workshops

What is The Hair Academy / Employer/ Leaner’s Agreement?

Our Learner’s Agreement is a contract between The Hair Academy, the Employer and the Learner. Everyone involved will sign to agree their roles and responsibilities in regard to the Apprenticeship. Employer will be issued with a Definition of a Quality Apprenticeship Agreement. This document identifies the employer’s responsibilities to the learner during their time of employment on their Apprenticeship.

You are responsible for covering the following:

Covering Safeguarding, Equal Opportunity Provisions, Work hours and Annual Leave, Training Nights, Salon Code of Conduct, Working Time Regulations / Minimum Wage, Sickness Absence and Sick Pay, Employee Rights – Contract of Employment, Organisations within Hairdressing, Health and Safety, Grievance Procedure, Disciplinary Procedure and Advice, Issue of Public Concern, Career Pathways and Progression Routes and Advice and Maternity Rights & Pay.

What do I have to pay an Apprentice?

Apprentices are exempt from the minimal wage for the first year of training. An apprentice currently must be paid £3.50* per hour however, this is revised every October. Many Employers choose to pay more than the hour rate in recognition of the learner’s hard work and commitment to the company.

* Check for updates at direct.gov.uk

Is there any help to employ an apprentice?

Please contact us for current information..

What does the learner need to bring when they start their Apprenticeship?
• Scissors
• Clips
• Combs
• Pencils
• Pens
• Notepad
• Plastic Wallets
All of the equipment is required from all Apprentices before starting. The Hair Academy will supply a complimentary T-Shirt that must be worn at all times whilst at The Hair Academy. If the T-shirt is lost, a replacement cost will be included.

1st Replacement £2
2nd Replacement £5

How will I know how my learner is progressing?

The Hair Academy will send you a formal Monthly Report prepared by their Assessors, stating what the learner has been working on in training sessions, what they have achieved and give guidance and targets for the learner to follow.
You will be issued monthly with employer reply form for you to contribute your comments on the learner’s progress. Your learner’s progress is at the heart of all our decisions therefore it is vital that we maintain effective communication.

Can I attend the academy to see how my learner is doing?

You can visit us at any time to observe your learner in training. We also hold Employer/Assessor meetings throughout the year to provide you with updates on changes that may affect Apprenticeships and provide you with an opportunity to meet with our tutors and discuss your learner progress; we welcome your views and invite your opinions on how we may improve our service offer to further develop our training programmes. “The Hair Academy team teach above the standards, and asses to the standards “

Can I assess my learner in the work place?

Yes, we encourage employers and in house assessor to participate in the learning process. You may record your learner’s progress in the formative logbook, if you hold an Assessor Award you may also conduct summative assessment which may be recorded in your learner portfolio. Assessor that conduct summative assessment must comply with the City and Guilds quality assurance procedures, attend at least two annual meetings and provide evidence of six hours continuous personal development per year. Assessors are also subject to quality assurance visit from internal and external verifiers.

Are there any costs that I have to pay?

Employers are subject to registration fee’s which are paid on satisfactory completion of our induction process. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Intermediate Apprenticeship – Level 2 Qualification = £80
Advance Apprenticeship – Level 3 Qualification = £500

Payments can be made over the phone or cheque payments can be sent to The Hair Academy office at,

Clergy House
The Churchyard
Ashford
Kent
TN23 1QG

Employers may use the following Crib Sheet during the Interviewing process. This will help you to identify key aspects of the job role and it will also simplify the process for the learner.

Download Employers Crib Sheet

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