• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • My main role is hairdresser. I do abit of everything around the salon. Greeting clients, taking appointments over the phone and in person. Then the main role is consulting with my clients of desired service. Completing the service. We also become a bit of a agony aunt for clients which I love knowing they feel comfortable enough with me to talk to me.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I find in hairdressing you’re constantly learning new skills. Wether it’s new techniques to use on clients or every day life skills. Between online videos and courses you can do you find new ways to improve on your skill set and different ways to achieve some great looks


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • I find it was very insightful. It was nice to have someone with all the knowledge to rely on to assure you you’re doing the right thing and to give you tips and tricks. There’s also so much access to information that I didn’t know before which makes my job easier to carry out


  • 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • It’s all organised so well. We have an online app we have access to 24/7. It gives you all the information you need whenever you need it. All the work you complete is also uploaded to the app so you can review it. You also have access to your assessor when you need help


  • 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • Luckily a lot of the course information was put out so well by my tutor and it’s easy to follow that I managed to do most of it alone or with my tutors help. My employer was very helpful whenever I needed it and actually found em the course in the first place


  • 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
  • I always find nothing was too much when I needed assistance with any of the data or tasks. They were easy to contact and gave quick and detailed responses to any problem I gave. Making the course easy to navigate and made it a lot easier to complete all the given tasks


  • 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
  • I have always suffered with a lack of confidence. I found that I could always attempt things on my own but I needed someone to make sure I was always doing things correct. Having their resources available and having my tutor there to guide me made me much more comfortable doing the services on my clients


  • 8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
  • We don’t actually have many extra curricular activities so to speak. We have done a few little team building days over the course of my employment. We also tend to go to any hairdressing shows and trade shows together where they do demonstrations. We all get on really well so when opportunities arise we do take them


  • 9a. Would you recommend The Salon to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 9b. Why?
  • I have done other courses with other training providers before where they do bare minimum to help. It just gets you the certificate but that doesn’t actually help me. The tutors are all friendly and approachable and the work is actually quite manageable. They really help you get to the end with all the knowledge you need

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to The Salon?
  • I would say make sure you are committed to the course. I think you have to be fully committed to stay interested. They do expect you to really engage in the course and put in 100%. There can be a lot of theory for what slot of people see as a practical course but it’s all need to know and you do use it so you need to be ready for that


Level 3 Apprenticeship


February 2022

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