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WHY CHOOSE A HAIRDRESSING APPRENTICESHIP AT THE LHAA?

 
The Apprenticeship in the workplace generally gives more confidence and skills to the Apprentices. It makes them capable of meeting the expectations and needs of employers. The benefits of an Apprenticeship are:
 
Earn While You Learn
An Apprenticeship is on-the-job training and as an Apprentice you learn on the job and at the same time, you are also an employee. As an employee, you must be entitled to a salary, it means that you earn while you learn plus, you are not accruing any student debts. As an Apprentice you will receive a minimum wage of £3.30 an hour if you are under 19 or over 19 and in the first year of your Apprenticeship. From the second year of your Apprenticeship, you may be entitled to receive the full minimum wage rate. Many employers actually already pay more than this rate.
 
Training
Also, you'll have a mentor/assessor who will help you in your training and development and will create an individual learning plan to meet your needs. Your training will bring you up to the standards that will meet the demands of the employers who need you to perform your job well, while your mentor/assessor will help you to focus on the areas where more work is required.
 
Career Progression
Some Apprentices are developed as a junior stylist; others carry on their training for the Apprenticeship at Level 3 or for the Apprenticeship in Barbering at level 2. Apprentices are often motivated by their employers for the promotion to senior positions such as a senior stylist role.
 
 


The training I have received at the LHAA is excellent - within 6 months my hairdressing skills are really good and my salon owner is so impressed that he
allows me to work on clients doing blow-dries, preparing for colour and I
have even done the hair for a Wedding party


Robyn, LHAA Student

 

HOW DO APPRENTICESHIPS WORK?

 
An Apprenticeship includes both on-the-job and off-the-job training. It means you'll spend time in a hairdressing salon learning the hairdressing techniques to develop your skills in hairdressing. You need to attend a training session one day a week at one of our state-of-the-art Hairdressing Academy training centres in either Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, Camden in London, Chiswick in West London or Loughton in Essex. In these centres, you will be trained for the underpinning and practical skills required for hairdressing as well as some important skills such as customer service, teamwork and retailing skills. You will acquire skills, techniques and experience with real clients.
 
Apprenticeship is not a qualification in its own. Instead it is a framework made up of several elements.

• Level 2 NVQ Diploma (Intermediate Apprenticeship) or a Level 3 NVQ
   Diploma in Hairdressing (Advanced Apprenticeship)
• Functional Skills in English and maths
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills such as team-work and creativity


A comparison between studying for an Apprenticeship at the LHAA and studying for a VRQ full-time at a college:

Comparison 1: Students gain valuable work experience alongside day-release training for the NVQ Diploma
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    F/T VRQ at a college
Comparison 2: Salons prefer to employ students with extensive work experience
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    F/T VRQ at a college
Comparison 3: Apprentices are PAID
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    F/T VRQ at a college
Comparison 4: Salons recognise the NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing more than the VRQ
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    F/T VRQ at a college
Comparison 5: 85% of apprentices stay employed within the hairdressing indusrty at the end of their apprenticship
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    F/T VRQ at a college
 
 
IS AN APPRENTICESHIP THE RIGHT CHOICE?
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Hairdressing is a trendy, and fashion orientated business for which you will have to be creative, energetic, and competitive.

There is no set of rules or any entry criteria for the Hairdressing Apprenticeship in terms of academic qualifications. We are looking for Apprentices who are enthusiastic and self-motivated to be a hairdresser, combined with the ability to take an active part in studying the hairdressing qualification, as well as they must be prepared to work hard both in the salon and in the Hairdressing Academy.

You would also need to:
• Be well presented in all aspects; clothing, hair and personal hygiene
• Be practical and well organized
• Have a good communication skills with excellent social skills
• Have a good sense of humour and a pleasant nature
• Be willing to work in flexible hours/days as per the employment
   contract
• Have a high aptitude level and co-ordination
• Be committed to the programme as we expect high level of
   attendance, and dedication

Before being offered a place at the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy, all prospective Apprentices will be required to attend an interview to confirm a course offer and start date.
WHY CHOOSE LHAA?
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Our Pledge

• A 12-15 months Apprenticeship programme after which you will be
   fully qualified
• We can help you in job assessment in a hairdressing salon as we are
   in contact with over 325 hairdressing salons across London, Essex,
   Hertfordshire and Middlesex
• We have created a contemporary, integrated training and
   assessment model
• Small intimate classes with maximum 15 students in a class which
   leads to better learning outcomes
• In the LHAA, the training sessions will be held at one of our training
   Academies each of which are furnished a replicate an high quality
   commercial hairdressing salon. Our exceptionally skilled team will
   equip you with the best technical skills.
• We will provide you the best quality learning and study materials
   which will support your training and development much of which
   can be accessed on line via our e-learning portal
• We will also train you in additional skills to support your job-role
   which will lead you one step ahead from others, such as
   customer services, effective communication skills, and
   relationship-building
• We will also allocate you a personal mentor who will support
   you through the programme both at the Academy and at work
• We are enrolling Apprentices for this programme throughout the
   year
• You will not be required to continue to study towards a GCSE in
    English and maths if you failed to get a C grade GCSE when at
    school
LHAA PROGRAMME OVERVIEWS
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The programme is based on 4 key elements:
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Intermediate Apprenticeship)
   or Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Advanced Apprenticeship)
• English and maths in a Hairdressing context
• Employee understanding of company and legislative policy
• Team work and creativity

During the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, the LHAA Apprentice will be trained in the following fields:
• Ensure responsibility and accountability for actions to minimize
   the risks to health and safety
• Give customers a good impression of your organisation
• Relationship building with client
• Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
• Hair colouring
• Style and finish hair
• Set and dress hair
• Cut hair using basic techniques
• Performing reception duties
• Develop and maintain your effectiveness on work

During the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing, the LHAA Apprentice will be trained in the following fields:
• Monitor procedures to control work operations
• Promote additional services to customers
• Provide hairdressing consultation services
• Cut hair with a combination of techniques
• Hair colouring hair using different styles
• Provide colour correction services
• Dress hair with creative styles
• Dress long hair creatively

Moreover, the Apprentices will be able to develop the skills like, self-management, relationship-building with clients, managing the workplace, and techniques which will support their self-directed learning.
WHAT AREAS DO WE COVER?
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During your Apprenticeship, you will work in a hairdressing salon located anywhere in London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex. The transport links in these areas are most convenient which will enable you to attend the Academy once a week.
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE?
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National Minimum Wage rates

The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice - you must be at least school leaving age to get it.

      Year21 & over8 to 20Under 18Apprentice*2015 (current rate)£6.70£5.30£3.87£3.302014 £6.50£5.13£3.79£2.732013£6.31£5.03£3.72£2.682012£6.19£4.98£3.68£2.652011£6.08£4.98£3.68£2.602010£5.93£4.92£3.64£2.50

*This rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.

The rates are usually updated every October, so the current rates apply from October 2015.

From April 2016, the national living wage will be £7.20 an hour for workers aged 25 and older. The minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under.             

FOR INFORMATION AND DETAILS ON ALL OUR COURSES INCLUDING OUR NVQ2 & NVQ3 HAIRDRESSING APPRENTICESHIP DIMPLOMAS, NVQ2 BARBERING APPRENTICESHIPS, ADULT COURSES FOR THE UNEMPLOYED LOOKING TO GET BACK INTO WORK, TRAINEESHIPS, AND PRIVATE COURSES PLEASE CHOOSE FROM YOUR PREFERRED OPTION BELOW 

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