New Teaching Course
We have added a page to our website introducing you to Continuing Professional Development courses - teaching and assessing.
The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Learning will take you through the planning, delivery and evaluation of teaching. The 8 week course is ideal for those of you who are interested in teaching, whether in your workplace or in a Training Provider.
You could then move on to the assessor award , this will enable you to assess learners who are on a vocational qualification. For this course you will have 2 sessions of input, prepare for a presentation and carry out assessments on 2 learners.
The Sun was out!
Did anyone get their sunglasses out this week? It was a beautiful walk into work, the birds were singing and the trees looked lovely with the sun shining through them. Makes the start of the day even better.
Sara was getting ready for her wet shaving course, taking place next week, making sure she had all the equipment available and the resources up to date. We are now looking for a few more models so our students can practice. It's free! so please call 01603 886969 to book your appointment either Thursday 18 or Friday 19. Lie back and be pampered.
Some of our 2nd year Level 3 students came in to do their Functional Skills English discussion and presentation - it was very entertaining! They are now ready to complete their qualification, just need to cross the t's and dot the i's. We hope to see them in a few years time, they may become interested in teaching and assessing themselves!
The dilemma on Facebook this week is 'Summer holidays' or 'Winter holidays'. Summer holidays are winning at the moment - which do you prefer?
Let's hope the sun is here to stay next week - see you then!
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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
It was Mental Health Awareness Day on Tuesday and some of our learners dressed in yellow and staff wore yellow ribbons in their hair or on their clothes to help promote the awareness! Product training was given to the remaining learners who haven't had the training, so everyone is now aware of the Matrix products and the types of hair they should be used on.
The first year learners were given the opportunity to bring in models for an open workshop this week to practice the skills they have learnt so far. Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more pictures. The above picture was from a Level 3 student, it looks amazing!
We were finalising the details on our new NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing course this week. It will start in April and will take you through to Christmas. There are 9 units - shampooing, cutting, colouring, setting, style & finish, consultation, maintain effectiveness, cutting mens hair and plait & twist. All great units to help you start your hairdressing career. If you are thinking of changing your career, this course will be ideal. We will guide you through the knowledge and practical criteria to meet your assessments and throughout your training there will be opportunities to have your own column in the training school to help you gain salon experience in a controlled environment. Call 01603 886969 to reserve your place.
The quiz this week on Facebook is a hairdressing knowledge questions. What do you remember about the hair structure?
Our Level 3's have been practicing their colour work this week, working on clients or their tuition head. Some great work all round!
Sara has been busy visiting salons, observing in house training and delivering barber training to stylists. If your team would like to extend their knowledge of barbering or hairdressing skills, our professional tutors are available to deliver the training in you salon. Please call 01603 886969 for more details.
We take pride in our training to ensure all our students go away with a deep knowledge of hairdressing and barbering techniques to ensure they can meet the challenges they will face everyday in their salon.
Our 1st years have started on their functional skills training and they will do a bit every other week until they are ready for the online test. They are now ready to start working on clients, so if you would like to have your hair set, blowdryed or even put up, our learners are available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please call 01603 305884 to make an appointment.
Next Tuesday is Mental Health Day and we will be thinking of this day by all of us wearing yellow. We look forward to the pictures. World Mental Health Day is a day for global health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. This years theme is mental health in the workplace.