YAZZ HAIRDRESSING
ACADEMY

Yeadon, Leeds

SEE OUR COURSES

YAZZ HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY

Yazz Number One Hair Studio

Are you creative, friendly and hard working? Do you enjoy talking and getting to know people? Do you like fashion and beauty? If so, a hairdressing apprenticeship could be for you!

APPRENTICESHIPS

Yazz Academy, in partnership with the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy, is recruiting 16 to 18 year olds for an exciting career in hair fashion.

HAIRDRESSING
BARBERING

TAILORED COURSES

You are looking for a career change or to improve your knowledge in hairdressing? Tailored private courses are available at our Academy.

READ MORE

PRIVATE COURSES

Yazz Academy is offering right now private courses for beginners or expert stylists.

Barbering
hairdressing
One Day Course

INTENSIVE COURSES

Yazz Academy is offering private courses for a duration of 5 to 10 weeks. Our current one is all about hairdressing & cutting techniques!

HAIRDRESSING
BARBERING

Are you looking for parents or employers information?
Read more information about our Yazz Hairdressing Academy today!

 MEET THE ACADEMY TEAM

Yazz Hairdressing Academy

Karen Bunney
Academy Educator

Caroline Gunner
Academy Educator

Mel Perkins
Academy Educator

Carolyn Jacobs
Training Administrator

Anthony Donaghue
Academy Educator

YAZZ HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY

Yazz Number One Hair Studio

OUR DETAILS

Monday 9am to 8pm
Tuesday 9am to 8pm

Unit 1 Regency House
Kirk Lane
Yeadon, Leeds
LS19 7EP

OUR EDUCATORS

Academy Salon Educators: Karen Bunney,
Caroline Gunner, Mel Perkins.
T: 07961 226411
E: yazzhair@live.co.uk

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APPLY TODAY!

LEVEL 2 FOR HAIR PROFESSIONALS – APPRENTICESHIPS IN BARBERING

in partnership with the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy.

Our Level 2 in Barbering course enables students to become fully qualified barbers at our Academy in Yeadon running in partnership with the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy.

COURSE OUTLINE

The Level 2 Diploma in Barbering covers a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to prepare students for entry into the barbering industry. A barbering apprenticeship is one of the finest ways of training to become a barber. Apart from it being the only earn while you learn route, because all apprentices are employed from day one, you will develop real, practical and commercial skills highly valued by employers. You will attend the academy one day per week and work within a barber’s salon as an apprentice for the remainder of your working week.

COURSE DURATION – STARTS IN JANUARY OR SEPTEMBER

  • Level 2 in Barbering : up to 18 months

COURSE CONTENT

  • Professionalism and values
  • Behaviours and communication
  • Safe working practices
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving Services

ASSESSMENT

During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected, by students/tutors for each unit. Assessments will consist of observed practical evidence. Each unit will consist of an online test, to complete. A practical end test, similar to a trade test will be carried out by an independent examiner at the end of the qualification.

WAGE

From 1st October 2010 , a National Minimum Wage (NMW) was introduced for trainees aged 16 -18. The rate is currently is £3.70 per hour increasing to £3.90 per hour in April 2019 but may vary on age at start of course. You will work a minimum of 30 hours a week (maximum 40 hours a week/8 hours a day if under the age of 18) with 20 days paid holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Preferred Level 4 or above in English and Maths
  • 16-18 years of age
  • Limited places available for 19 years+

QUALIFICATIONS

On successful completion of your barbering apprenticeship framework, you will have achieved qualifications in:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Barbering Diploma for Hair Professionals
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in English
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in Maths
  • A Barbering Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework Completion Certificate

You will also have a good understanding of Employment Rights and Responsibilities and you will have further developed your personal learning and thinking skills. Best of all you will be a competent junior barber, with a record of sustainable employment in the industry, all of which will mean you are a highly valued asset to the barbering profession.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

You can also download our apprenticeship factsheet.

Are you looking for parents or employers information?
Read more information about our Yazz Hairdressing Academy today!

NVQ LEVEL 2 & 3 – APPRENTICESHIPS IN HAIRDRESSING

in partnership with the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy.

Our NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Hairdressing course enables students to become fully qualified hairdressers at our Academy in Yeadon running in partnership with the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy.

COURSE OUTLINE

The NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare students for entry into the hairdressing industry. Practical work experience will be an essential part of the course and you will already be in or seeking full time employment in an independent salon that we will work closely with allowing you to build up realistic commercial experience. Progression onto Level 3 will consist of creative cutting and colouring as part of the course.

COURSE DURATION – STARTS IN JANUARY OR SEPTEMBER

  • NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing : up to 22 months (successful candidates could progress to NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing).
  • NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing : 12 months

COURSE CONTENT

  • Cutting techniques & colouring hair
  • Health and safety
  • Shampoo, condition the hair and scalp
  • Client care, consultation and communication skills
  • Styling, dressing and finishing the hair

ASSESSMENT

During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected by students for assessment. Assessment will consist of observed practical evidence and online testing.

WAGE

From March 2018, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices is £3.90 per hour (from April 2019). You will work a minimum of 30 hours a week (maximum 40 hours a week/8 hours a day if under the age of 18) with 20 days paid holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Preferred GCSEs grade C or above in English and Maths
  • 16-18 years of age
  • Limited places available for 19 years+
  • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage

PROGRESSION & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

You can keep studying with a NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing or focusing on your career and become a stylist, a technician, work in hairdressing product and manufacturers, open your own business or even work in Teaching and Assessing

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

You can also download our apprenticeship factsheet.

APPRENTICES’ GALLERY

Yazz Hairdressing Academy

Have a look at what our apprentices have done in the last years!

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TAILORED COURSES – HAIRDRESSING

courses as either 1 – 1 or small group classes.

Our Private Courses in Hairdressing course enables anyone to learn more hairdressing techniques at our Academy in Yeadon.

COURSES COVERED AT OUR ACADEMY

  • Ladies contemporary hairdressing
  • Colour Inspirations
  • Men’s Barbering
  • Take the fear out of long Hair
  • Party Hair
  • Wedding Hair

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

PRIVATE COURSE – BARBERING LEVEL 2

becoming a men’s hair stylist.

The Level 2 Diploma in Barbering for Hair Professionals covers a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to prepare learners for entry into the barbering industry.

COURSES OUTLINE

You will attend the academy one day per week and although not essential we strongly recommend that you find work within a barber’s salon to help practise the skills you have learnt. This course will cover:

  • Professionalism and values
  • Behaviours and communication
  • Safe working practices
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving Services

You will also be given a real insight into the Barbering Industry to include what employers will expect from you and how important it is to sustain your employment so you can progress further in this exciting and innovative career.

COURSES INFORMATION

Course Duration : Up to 18 months
Course Start Date : 2 September 2019
Course Cost : £4,000

COURSE CONTENT

The course is taught by qualified educators who incorporate a small amount of theory work, special projects, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Highlighting on current men’s looks, your tutor will guide you through the course and monitor your personal progress.

QUALIFICATIONS

On successful completion of your barbering private framework, you will have achieved qualifications in:

  • City & Guilds Barbering Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals.
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in English (optional)
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in Maths (optional)
  • A Barbering Intermediate Apprenticeship certificate on completion of
    a successful end point assessment.

You will also have a good understanding of Employment Rights and Responsibilities and you will have further developed your personal learning and thinking skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • No experience is required.
  • Preferred level 4 or above in Maths & English or GCSE Grace C equivalent.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

5 WEEKS PRIVATE COURSE – BARBERING

perfect if you are looking to improve your barbering skills.

This short Barbering Course is suitable for beginners and for Stylists who want to take the art of cutting men’s hair to a more advanced level.

COURSE OUTLINE

Specifically designed to provide students with an intensive 5 week course, in which they will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills to either work in a barber shop, or become a freelance men’s hairdresser at a higher level.

  • Mens Hair Cutting Techniques
  • Facial Hair Cutting Techniques
  • Drying and Finishing Men’s Hair

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration : 5 weeks (every Tuesday)
Course Start Date : Tuesday 16th September 2019
Course Time : 6pm to 9pm

Course Cost : £250

Our courses have a maximum of 8 students per class – offering an amazing student to tutor ratio.

COURSE CONTENT

The course is taught by qualified educators who incorporate a small amount of theory work, special projects, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Highlighting on current mens looks, your tutor will guide you through the course and monitor your personal progress and will cover:

    • Health & safety and Clipper Care
    • Scissors – including thinning scissors
    • Razors
    • Combs
    • Electric Clippers
    • Sectioning
    • Angles
    • Texture of the hair
    • Density of the hair
    • Length of the hair
    • Natural growth patterns of the hair
    • Clients wishes
    • Club cutting
    • One length to create bulk
    • Layering to create movement
    • Graduating – accentuate and define outlines
    • Tapering to remove bulk and length
    • Natural or tapered neckline
    • Square and rounded necklines

ASSESSMENT

Throughout the course you will have your own clients to enable you to build a portfolio of all your work, consisting of photographic evidence. You will practice on members of the public throughout this course. Need to have models for haircuts each week.

Students are required to bring in a camera to take photos during this course as part of their portfolio of evidence.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & EQUIPMENT

Students may be asked to attend an interview prior to starting their course.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

PRIVATE COURSE – HAIRDRESSING LEVEL 2 & 3

becoming a hair stylist.

The Private NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare students for entry into the hairdressing industry.

COURSE OUTLINE

Practical work experience will be an essential part of the course and you will already be in or seeking full time employment in an independent salon that we will work closely with allowing you to build up realistic commercial experience. This course will include:

  • Provide Hairdressing Consultation Services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively style & dress hair
  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration:
NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing : up to 22 months (successful candidates could progress to NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing).
NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing : 12 months.

Cost of the Course :
NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing : £4000.
NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing : £4000.

Our courses have a maximum of 9 students per class – offering an amazing student to tutor ratio.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected, by students for each unit. Assessments will consist of observed practical evidence. Each unit will consist of an online test, to complete.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Preferred GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths
  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage
  • Students may be asked to attend an interview prior to starting their course.
  • Students are required to bring in a camera to take photos during this course as part of their portfolio of evidence.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

10 WEEKS PRIVATE COURSE – HAIRDRESSING

perfect if you are looking to improve your hairdressing skills.

This course is an introduction to cutting techniques. There is a limited number a places, so if you are interested, book today!

COURSE OUTLINE

This course covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare you for entry into the hairdressing industry. Practical work experience will be an essential part of course and it will be especially beneficial if you are already in or seeking employment in an independent salon that we will work closely with allowing you to build up realistic commercial experience.

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration : 10 weeks (every Monday)
Course Time : 10am to 4pm

Course Cost : £2500 (+ hairdressing kit cost)

Our courses have a limited number of places to offer an amazing student to tutor ratio.

COURSE CONTENT

This course covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge included :

  • Basic Health and Safety
  • Advise and consult clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Blow dry, style and finish hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair using variety of basic techniques

ASSESSMENT

Your educator will assess you continually on both the practical work you undertake and also theory. At the end of the course you will be presented with Yazz Hairdressing Certificate of Achievement. During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected by students for assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & EQUIPMENT

For this course, there is no entry requirements.  An introductory hairdressing kit is available to buy at the start of the course.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

ONE DAY PRIVATE COURSE – HAIRDRESSING

Introduction to hairdressing.

Are you undecided about your career? Come along and find out about a barbering/hairdressing apprenticeship with our taster evening.

COURSE OUTLINE

An introduction to hairdressing which gives you an insight into both men’s and women’s hairdressing as a career. This course will include:

  • Introduction to Yazz Academy
  • An overview to what the Academy can offer in terms of becoming a hairdresser/barber.
  • What progression routes are offered?
  • An insight into industry apprenticeships.
  • Question and answer session.
  • Skill Building Session
  • Students will learn how to blow dry hair and style hair and then shown how to create hair ups for all occasions, using different techniques and equipment
  • Freestyle Session
  • Students will showcase skills and techniques they have learnt.
  • Students will complete two different looks for two different occasions.
  • Students will present their models and discuss how they achieved the styles.
  • Discussion and feedback session.

COURSE INFORMATION

Duration of the Course : 1 day
Cost of the Course : £10
When: from 4pm – 7pm on Tuesday 30 April 2019
Where: Yazz Hairdressing Academy, Unit 1, Regency House, Kirk Lane, Yeadon, LS19 7EP

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • School Students, 14 to 16 years of age
  • Interested in following hairdressing/barbering as a career.
  • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

 MISSION STATEMENT

Yazz Hairdressing Academy

‘We believe education is the key and by pushing ourselves, investing in our learners future we achieve success.’

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PARENTS INFORMATION

find more information about our Academy.

If your son or daughter chooses a career in hairdressing an apprenticeship is the most common training route. They’ll be gaining real, paid work experience in a salon whilst they learn. Your child will be working in a salon for four days per week and attending training at our Yazz Hairdressing Academy in Leeds one day per week.

THE ACADEMY

Yazz Hairdressing Academy is a private training provider. We take great pride in the selection and training of our staff in order to ensure your child is safe and educated to the highest standard. This includes CRB checks and references, a practical safeguarding policy and stringent health and safety rules.

Our staff are highly qualified and continue to work in salons, and attending training themselves, as well as training apprentices in order to be able to provide students with the most up-to-date information and techniques. Everyone at Yazz Hairdressing Academy is dedicated to ensuring your son/daughter receives the best training and can graduate to work in any type of salon or hairdressing role they wish to.

Throughout the duration of your child’s apprenticeship we will invite you to information evenings and communicate with you regularly to keep you informed of progress and other important information. We operate an open-door policy, so should you have any issues or concerns you can come and discuss them with us directly.

AFTER YOUR APPRENTICESHIP

The majority of the apprentices we train go on to be offered full-time employment – often in the salon they have been training in. It doesn’t stop there though; apprenticeships give students the opportunity to progress onto other courses, such as barbering or other tailored courses, or onto the NVQ LEVEL 3 advanced apprenticeship at our Academy. You can also move on to roles that can take them all over the world!

SAFEGUARDING, EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

We are committed to safeguarding our students, staff and others from harm. The welfare and wellbeing of our apprentices and their trainers is paramount, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, faith or sexuality. We take all allegations or concerns of abuse very seriously and have processes in places in order to deal with such complaints effectively. We operate a safe and robust recruitment method, which includes CRB checks and all our staff are trained in how to identify and report abuse, be that physical, verbal or online.

CONTACT US

If you would like to know more about either of these courses please contact our Academy or call us on 07961 226411. You can also email us at yazzhair@live.co.uk and we will get back to you.

SALON EMPLOYERS INFORMATION

find more information about our Academy and Salons.

Leeds Hair Academy Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way to develop your business. As an employer you know how important it is to grow and improve you business, and investment in staff is essential to gain an edge over the competition.

INFORMATION

Apprenticeships are designed to deliver exactly what your business needs, giving you the skills for the future. They can help you to develop specialist or niche areas of the business, keep up with the latest technology and standards or train your existing staff in new skills.

The benefits of apprenticeships go beyond that though; staff who have time and faith invested in them will find they get a morale and confidence-boost, making them a happier employee and one who is more likely to stay with you. Apprenticeships give you control over how your future staff are trained – they are learning their core skills and customer service in your salon so there’s no need to coach them out of bad habits. It’s a great option for the apprentice too as they get to earn as they learn and gain vital work experience.

Take a look at these facts about the Apprentice Programme:

  • There are over 100,000 employers offering Apprenticeships in more than 160,000 locations
  • Over 80% of people are more likely to use a business if it offers apprenticeships to young people
  • Almost half of all businesses are set to hire apprentices by 2019
  • 78% of companies say they would be more likely to choose a supplier or partner if they too offered Apprenticeships

WHY CHOOSE YAZZ HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY?

Yazz Hair started as a small salon 19 years ago, since then we have expanded to three salons across Leeds and we’re proud to say that some of the original staff members are still with us today.

We strongly believe education is key to building a successful business that is always moving forwards and on top of the latest trends, technology and techniques. So much so that we employ a full-time, in-house educator who supports our trainees and ensures that all staff are up-to-date.

Our award winning team regularly attends seminars and often visits the TIGI academies in London and Manchester. We also host TIGI seminars at our salon in Leeds three times a year.

WHAT WE DO BEFORE WORKING WITH YOU

It is essential that our students receive the best training in order for them to become great hairdressing professionals. We are committed to providing quality training and we expect the same standard from the salons we work with too.

The first step is for a Yazz Hairdressing Academy representative to visit your salon and discuss with you in depth what Apprenticeships involve and your role and responsibility in the process. We will assess the health and safety of your salon through a risk assessment and make suggestions for changes needed where necessary.

In return we expect the salons we work with to be committed to providing the best possible training, including a thorough induction into the workplace, allowing time to attend the academy once a week, providing training opportunities in the salon where students can put their new skills into practice and allocating time for reviews and mentoring sessions too. We will of course be on hand to support and advise you should you need us.

We enjoy a great relationship with all of the salons we work with and we are always on the look out for more.

CONTACT US

If you would like to know more about our apprenticeship programme, please contact our Academy or call us on 07961 226411. You can also email us at yazzhair@live.co.uk and we will get back to you.

Need more information or details about a course?
Don’t hesitate, contact us today!

YAZZ HAIRDRESSING
ACADEMY

Yeadon, Leeds

SEE OUR COURSES

YAZZ HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY

Yazz Number One Hair Studio

Are you creative, friendly and hard working? Do you enjoy talking and getting to know people? Do you like fashion and beauty? If so, a hairdressing apprenticeship could be for you!

APPRENTICESHIPS

Yazz Academy, in partnership with the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy, is recruiting 16 to 18 year olds for an exciting career in hair fashion.

HAIRDRESSING
BARBERING

TAILORED COURSES

You are looking for a career change or to improve your knowledge in hairdressing? Tailored private courses are available at our Academy.

READ MORE

PRIVATE COURSES

Yazz Academy in offering right now private courses for beginners or expert stylists.

BARBERING
HAIRDRESSING
ONE DAY COURSE

INTENSIVE COURSES

Yazz Academy is offering private courses for a duration of 5 to 10 weeks. Our current one is all about hairdressing and cutting techniques!

HAIRDRESSING
BARBERING

APPRENTICESHIPS

Yazz Academy, in partnership with the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy, is recruiting 16 to 18 year olds for an exciting career in hair fashion.

HAIRDRESSING
BARBERING

TAILORED COURSES

You are looking for a career change or to improve your knowledge in hairdressing? Tailored private courses are available at our Academy.

READ MORE

PRIVATE COURSES

Yazz Academy in offering right now private courses for beginners or expert stylists.

Barbering
Hairdressing

INTENSIVE COURSES

Yazz Academy is offering private courses for a duration of 5 to 10 weeks. Our current one is all about hairdressing and cutting techniques!

HAIRDRESSING
BAREBERING

Are you looking for parents or employers information? Read more information about our Yazz Hairdressing Academy today!

MORE INFO!

 MEET THE ACADEMY TEAM

Yazz Hairdressing Academy

Karen Bunney
Academy Educator

Caroline Gunner
Academy Educator

Mel Perkins
Academy Educator

Carolyn Jacobs
Training Administrator

Anthony Donaghue
Academy Educator

YAZZ HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY

Yazz Number One Hair Studio

OUR DETAILS

Monday 9am to 8pm
Tuesday 9am to 8pm

Unit 1 Regency House
Kirk Lane
Yeadon, Leeds
LS19 7EP

OUR EDUCATORS

Academy Salon Educators: Karen Bunney,
Caroline Gunner, Mel Perkins.
T: 07961 226411
E: yazzhair@live.co.uk

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APPLY TODAY!

LEVEL 2 FOR HAIR PROFESSIONALS – APPRENTICESHIPS IN BARBERING

in partnership with the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy. FOR HAIR PROFESSIONALS

Our Level 2 in Barbering course enables students to become fully qualified barbers at our Academy in Yeadon running in partnership with the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy.

COURSE OUTLINE

The Level 2 Diploma in Barbering covers a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to prepare students for entry into the barbering industry. A barbering apprenticeship is one of the finest ways of training to become a barber. Apart from it being the only earn while you learn route, because all apprentices are employed from day one, you will develop real, practical and commercial skills highly valued by employers. You will attend the academy one day per week and work within a barber’s salon as an apprentice for the remainder of your working week.

COURSE DURATION

  • Level 2 in Barbering : up to 18 months

COURSE CONTENT

  • Professionalism and values
  • Behaviours and communication
  • Safe working practices
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving Services

ASSESSMENT

During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected, by students/tutors for each unit. Assessments will consist of observed practical evidence. Each unit will consist of an online test, to complete. A practical end test, similar to a trade test will be carried out by an independent examiner at the end of the qualification.

WAGE

From 1st October 2010 , a National Minimum Wage (NMW) was introduced for trainees aged 16 -18. The rate is currently is £3.70 per hour increasing to £3.90 per hour in April 2019 but may vary on age at start of course. You will work a minimum of 30 hours a week (maximum 40 hours a week/8 hours a day if under the age of 18) with 20 days paid holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Preferred Level 4 or above in English and Maths
  • 16-18 years of age
  • Limited places available for 19 years+

QUALIFICATIONS

On successful completion of your barbering apprenticeship framework, you
will have achieved qualifications in:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Barbering Diploma for Hair Professionals
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in English
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in Maths
  • A Barbering Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework Completion Certificate

You will also have a good understanding of Employment Rights and Responsibilities and you will have further developed your personal learning and thinking skills. Best of all you will be a competent junior barber, with a record of sustainable employment in the industry, all of which will mean you are a highly valued asset to the barbering profession.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

You can also download our apprenticeship factsheet.

APPLY NOW!
MORE INFO!

NVQ LEVEL 2 & 3 – APPRENTICESHIPS IN HAIRDRESSING

in partnership with the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy.

Our NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Hairdressing course enables students to become fully qualified hairdressers at our Academy in Yeadon running in partnership with the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy.

COURSE OUTLINE

The NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare students for entry into the hairdressing industry. Practical work experience will be an essential part of the course and you will already be in or seeking full time employment in an independent salon that we will work closely with allowing you to build up realistic commercial experience. Progression onto Level 3 will consist of creative cutting and colouring as part of the course.

COURSE DURATION – STARTS IN JANUARY OR SEPTEMBER

  • NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing : up to 22 months (successful candidates could progress to NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing).
  • NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing : 12 months 

COURSE CONTENT

  • Cutting techniques & colouring hair
  • Health and safety
  • Shampoo, condition the hair and scalp
  • Client care, consultation and communication skills
  • Styling, dressing and finishing the hair

ASSESSMENT

During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected by students for assessment. Assessment will consist of observed practical evidence and online testing.

WAGE

From March 2018, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices is £3.90 per hour (from April 2019). You will work a minimum of 30 hours a week (maximum 40 hours a week/8 hours a day if under the age of 18) with 20 days paid holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Preferred GCSEs grade C or above in English and Maths
  • 16-18 years of age
  • Limited places available for 19 years+
  • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage

PROGRESSION & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

You can keep studying with a NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing or focusing on your career and become a stylist, a technician, work in hairdressing product and manufacturers, open your own business or even work in Teaching and Assessing

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

You can also download our apprenticeship factsheet.

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APPRENTICES’ GALLERY

Yazz Hairdressing Academy

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TAILORED COURSES – HAIRDRESSING

courses as either 1 – 1 or small group classes.

Our Private Courses in Hairdressing course enables anyone to learn more hairdressing techniques at our Academy in Yeadon.

COURSES COVERED AT OUR ACADEMY

  • Ladies contemporary hairdressing
  • Colour Inspirations
  • Men’s Barbering
  • Take the fear out of long Hair
  • Party Hair
  • Wedding Hair

HOW TO APPLY

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PRIVATE COURSES – BARBERING LEVEL 2

becoming a men’s hair stylist.

The Level 2 Diploma in Barbering for Hair Professionals covers a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to prepare learners for entry into the barbering industry.

COURSES OUTLINE

You will attend the academy one day per week and although not essential we strongly recommend that you find work within a barber’s salon to help practise the skills you have learnt. This course will cover:

  • Professionalism and values
  • Behaviours and communication
  • Safe working practices
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving Services

You will also be given a real insight into the Barbering Industry to include what employers will expect from you and how important it is to sustain your employment so you can progress further in this exciting and innovative career.

COURSES INFORMATION

Course Duration : Up to 18 months
Course Start Date : 2 September 2019
Course Cost : £4,000

COURSE CONTENT

The course is taught by qualified educators who incorporate a small amount of theory work, special projects, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Highlighting on current men’s looks, your tutor will guide you through the course, monitor your personal progress and will teach you about:

QUALIFICATIONS

On successful completion of your barbering private framework, you will have achieved qualifications in:

  • City & Guilds Barbering Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals.
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in English (optional)
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in Maths (optional)
  • A Barbering Intermediate Apprenticeship certificate on completion of
    a successful end point assessment.

You will also have a good understanding of Employment Rights and Responsibilities and you will have further developed your personal learning and thinking skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • No experience is required.
  • Preferred level 4 or above in Maths & English or GCSE Grace C equivalent.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

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5 WEEKS PRIVATE COURSE – BARBERING

perfect if you are looking to improve your barbering skills.

This short Barbering Course is suitable for beginners and for Stylists who want to take the art of cutting men’s hair to a more advanced level.

COURSE OUTLINE

Specifically designed to provide students with an intensive 5 week course, in which they will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills to either work in a barber shop, or become a freelance men’s hairdresser at a higher level.

  • Mens Hair Cutting Techniques
  • Facial Hair Cutting Techniques
  • Drying and Finishing Men’s Hair

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration : 5 weeks (every Tuesday)
Course Start Date : Tuesday 16th September 2019
Course Time : 6pm to 9pm

Course Cost : £250

Our courses have a maximum of 8 students per class – offering an amazing student to tutor ratio.

COURSE CONTENT

The course is taught by qualified educators who incorporate a small amount of theory work, special projects, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Highlighting on current mens looks, your tutor will guide you through the course and monitor your personal progress and will cover:

  • Health & safety and Clipper Care
  • Scissors – including thinning scissors
  • Razors
  • Combs
  • Electric Clippers
  • Sectioning
  • Angles
  • Texture of the hair
  • Density of the hair
  • Length of the hair
  • Natural growth patterns of the hair
  • Clients wishes
  • Club cutting
  • One length to create bulk
  • Layering to create movement
  • Graduating – accentuate and define outlines
  • Tapering to remove bulk and length
  • Natural or tapered neckline
  • Square and rounded necklines

ASSESSMENT

Throughout the course you will have your own clients to enable you to build a portfolio of all your work, consisting of photographic evidence. You will practice on members of the public throughout this course. Need to have models for haircuts each week.

Students are required to bring in a camera to take photos during this course as part of their portfolio of evidence.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & EQUIPMENT

Students may be asked to attend an interview prior to starting their course.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

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PRIVATE COURSE – HAIRDRESSING LEVEL 2 & 3

becoming a hair stylist.

The Private NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare students for entry into the hairdressing industry.

COURSE OUTLINE

Practical work experience will be an essential part of the course and you will already be in or seeking full time employment in an independent salon that we will work closely with allowing you to build up realistic commercial experience. This course will include:

  • Provide Hairdressing Consultation Services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively style & dress hair
  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional
    activities

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration:
NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing : up to 22 months (successful candidates could progress to NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing).
NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing : 12 months.

Cost of the Course :
NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing : £4000.
NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing : £4000.

Our courses have a maximum of 9 students per class – offering an amazing student to tutor ratio.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected, by students for each unit. Assessments will consist of observed practical evidence. Each unit will consist of an online test, to complete.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    • Preferred GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths
    • Minimum 16 years of age
    • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage
    • Students may be asked to attend an interview prior to starting their course.
    • Students are required to bring in a camera to take photos during this course as part of their portfolio of evidence.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

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10 WEEKS PRIVATE COURSE – HAIRDRESSING

perfect if you are looking to improve your hairdressing skills.

This course is an introduction to cutting techniques. There is a limited number a places, so if you are interested, book today!

COURSE OUTLINE

This course covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare you for entry into the hairdressing industry. Practical work experience will be an essential part of course and it will be especially beneficial if you are already in or seeking employment in an independent salon that we will work closely with allowing you to build up realistic commercial experience.

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration : 10 weeks (every Monday)
Course Time : 10am to 4pm

Cutting Course : £2500 (+ hairdressing kit cost)

Our courses have a limited number of places to offer an amazing student to tutor ratio.

COURSE CONTENT

This course covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge included :

  • Basic Health and Safety
  • Advise and consult clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Blow dry, style and finish hair
  • Cur hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair using variety of basic techniques

ASSESSMENT

Your educator will assess you continually on both the practical work you undertake and also theory. At the end of the course you will be presented with Yazz Hairdressing Certificate of Achievement. During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected by students for assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & EQUIPMENT

For this course, there is no entry requirements.  An introductory hairdressing kit is available to buy at the start of the course.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

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ONE DAY PRIVATE COURSE – HAIRDRESSING

Introduction to hairdressing.

Are you undecided about your career? Come along and find out about a barbering/hairdressing apprenticeship with our taster evening.

COURSE OUTLINE

An introduction to hairdressing which gives you an insight into both men’s and women’s hairdressing as a career. This course will include:

  • Introduction to Yazz Academy
  • An overview to what the Academy can offer in terms of becoming a hairdresser/barber.
  • What progression routes are offered?
  • An insight into industry apprenticeships.
  • Question and answer session.
  • Skill Building Session
  • Students will learn how to blow dry hair and style hair and then shown how to create hair ups for all occasions, using different techniques and equipment
  • Freestyle Session
  • Students will showcase skills and techniques they have learnt.
  • Students will complete two different looks for two different occasions.
  • Students will present their models and discuss how they achieved the styles.
  • Discussion and feedback session.

COURSE INFORMATION

Duration of the Course : 1 day
Cost of the Course : £10
When: from 4pm – 7pm on Tuesday 30 April 2019
Where: Yazz Hairdressing Academy, Unit 1, Regency House, Kirk Lane, Yeadon, LS19 7EP

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • School students, 14 to 16 years of age
  • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage
  • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage.

HOW TO APPLY

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 MISSION STATEMENT

Yazz Hairdressing Academy

‘We believe education is the key and by pushing ourselves, investing in our learners future we achieve success.’

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PARENTS INFORMATION

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If your son or daughter chooses a career in hairdressing an apprenticeship is the most common training route. They’ll be gaining real, paid work experience in a salon whilst they learn. Your child will be working in a salon for four days per week and attending training at our Yazz Hairdressing Academy in Leeds one day per week.

THE ACADEMY

Yazz Hairdressing Academy is a private training provider. We take great pride in the selection and training of our staff in order to ensure your child is safe and educated to the highest standard. This includes CRB checks and references, a practical safeguarding policy and stringent health and safety rules.

Our staff are highly qualified and continue to work in salons, and attending training themselves, as well as training apprentices in order to be able to provide students with the most up-to-date information and techniques. Everyone at Yazz Hairdressing Academy is dedicated to ensuring your son/daughter receives the best training and can graduate to work in any type of salon or hairdressing role they wish to.

Throughout the duration of your child’s apprenticeship we will invite you to information evenings and communicate with you regularly to keep you informed of progress and other important information. We operate an open-door policy, so should you have any issues or concerns you can come and discuss them with us directly.

AFTER YOUR APPRENTICESHIP

The majority of the apprentices we train go on to be offered full-time employment – often in the salon they have been training in. It doesn’t stop there though; apprenticeships give students the opportunity to progress onto other courses, such as barbering or other tailored courses, or onto the NVQ LEVEL 3 advanced apprenticeship at our Academy. You can also move on to roles that can take them all over the world!

SAFEGUARDING, EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

We are committed to safeguarding our students, staff and others from harm. The welfare and wellbeing of our apprentices and their trainers is paramount, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, faith or sexuality. We take all allegations or concerns of abuse very seriously and have processes in places in order to deal with such complaints effectively. We operate a safe and robust recruitment method, which includes CRB checks and all our staff are trained in how to identify and report abuse, be that physical, verbal or online.

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If you would like to know more about either of these courses please contact our Academy or call us on 07961 226411. You can also email us at yazzhair@live.co.uk and we will get back to you.

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SALON EMPLOYERS INFORMATION

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Leeds Hair Academy Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way to develop your business. As an employer you know how important it is to grow and improve you business, and investment in staff is essential to gain an edge over the competition.

INFORMATION

Apprenticeships are designed to deliver exactly what your business needs, giving you the skills for the future. They can help you to develop specialist or niche areas of the business, keep up with the latest technology and standards or train your existing staff in new skills.

The benefits of apprenticeships go beyond that though; staff who have time and faith invested in them will find they get a morale and confidence-boost, making them a happier employee and one who is more likely to stay with you. Apprenticeships give you control over how your future staff are trained – they are learning their core skills and customer service in your salon so there’s no need to coach them out of bad habits. It’s a great option for the apprentice too as they get to earn as they learn and gain vital work experience.

Take a look at these facts about the Apprentice Programme:

  • There are over 100,000 employers offering Apprenticeships in more than 160,000 locations
  • Over 80% of people are more likely to use a business if it offers apprenticeships to young people
  • Almost half of all businesses are set to hire apprentices by 2019
  • 78% of companies say they would be more likely to choose a supplier or partner if they too offered Apprenticeships

WHY CHOOSE YAZZ HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY?

Yazz Hair started as a small salon 19 years ago, since then we have expanded to three salons across Leeds and we’re proud to say that some of the original staff members are still with us today.

We strongly believe education is key to building a successful business that is always moving forwards and on top of the latest trends, technology and techniques. So much so that we employ a full-time, in-house educator who supports our trainees and ensures that all staff are up-to-date.

Our award winning team regularly attends seminars and often visits the TIGI academies in London and Manchester. We also host TIGI seminars at our salon in Leeds three times a year.

WHAT WE DO BEFORE WORKING WITH YOU

It is essential that our students receive the best training in order for them to become great hairdressing professionals. We are committed to providing quality training and we expect the same standard from the salons we work with too.

The first step is for a Yazz Hairdressing Academy representative to visit your salon and discuss with you in depth what Apprenticeships involve and your role and responsibility in the process. We will assess the health and safety of your salon through a risk assessment and make suggestions for changes needed where necessary.

In return we expect the salons we work with to be committed to providing the best possible training, including a thorough induction into the workplace, allowing time to attend the academy once a week, providing training opportunities in the salon where students can put their new skills into practice and allocating time for reviews and mentoring sessions too. We will of course be on hand to support and advise you should you need us.

We enjoy a great relationship with all of the salons we work with and we are always on the look out for more.

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If you would like to know more about Apprenticeship programme please contact our Academy or call us on 07961 226411. You can also email us at yazzhair@live.co.uk and we will get back to you.

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