College training course for stylists

A new training programme designed to support skills development in the hairdressing industry is receiving the thumbs up from industry professionals.

The Certificate in Advancement of Hairdressing and Professional Salon Skills has been developed by City of Wolverhampton College, in conjunction with hairdressing employers, to help new stylists learn skills that are required within the workplace.

The college has just run its second twelve week programme, with all 10 delegates, who are former apprenticeship graduates, passing with flying colours – three with distinctions. The programme received outstanding feedback from both delegates and their employers, with an average satisfaction rating of 9.7 out of 10.

Delegates attended the college’s Hair Academy at Telford one day per week for 12 weeks, to be trained by hairdressing professionals from prestigious salons such as Zaks in Wolverhampton, Chapters in Bromsgrove and ND Hair in Tettenhall.

Inspirational training techniques, adopted throughout the course, ensured that delegates gained current industry skills and knowledge to develop their commercial skills and perform highly in their roles as stylists.

Susan Edwards, from Hair by Martin Paul, said “Jake and Laura have had the most amazing 12 weeks learning new skills and techniques, and have come back to the salon with so much enthusiasm and passed on their knowledge to fellow stylists and juniors.  This has been one of the best courses that I have ever sent my staff on!”

Tracey Gillespie, from Honeycomb Hair & Beauty, said “I am very impressed by Mandy’s increased confidence and progress.  In salon, she has experimented more and created good work. I think this course was just what she needed to progress.”

Sue Cole, who manages work based learning in Hairdressing at the college, said:  I am absolutely thrilled at how well the course has gone and how the students have increased both their hairdressing and business skills.  Some of the course members even commented that they were “gutted the course had finished”!

“This programme is a great example of how the hairdressing industry can benefit from innovative partnership working between hairdressing employers and the college.

“Employers are delighted with the incredibly positive impact on both the delegates themselves and the salon as a whole.”

Places are still available on the next course, which commences in September. For more information and to book a place call John Langham or Sue Cole on 01902 837122.



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