The academy

Falltricks Hairdressing Academy has been producing talented young hairdressers for the past 9 years. The 5 years prior to that students attended the Training School, which due to overwhelming interest had to be moved to the larger state-of-the-art academy in 2006.

The staff’s commitment to excellence is paramount to the academy's success and every apprentice that walks through the academy's doors on day one, with no experience of hairdressing, will leave at the end of their training, with not only their hairdressing NVQ Levels 2-3, but also commercially ready to work as a graduate stylist in any high street salon.


Qualifications

Hairdressing C&G/VTCT NVQ Level 1 Diploma

This Qualification is ideally suited for school years 10 and 11. Candidates will gain a real insight into hairdressing, gaining knowledge in Shampooing, Blow Drying, Prom/Party Hair and Customer Care.

Apprenticeship in Hairdressing
C&G/VTCT New Standard NVQ Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals.

This Qualification is perfect for any person aged 16+ who have left school and wish to start their career within a salon. You are required to be employed. You will need achieve all the following units:

  • Consultation
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques

You will also choose one of the following optional units to complete:

  • Perming Hair
  • Hair Extension Services
  • Hair Relaxing Treatments & Techniques

Once you have completed all your units in college, you will undergo an End Point Assessment, with an independent assessor. You will demonstrate your cutting and colouring skills on two models. Once you have completed the E.P.A. your Apprenticeship will be complete.

Duration: 20-25 months
Entry Requirements: Employment within a salon for at least 30 hours each week

Advance Apprenticeship in Hairdressing
C&G/VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma

This qualification is perfect for those apprentices who have completed the old framework Level 2 and wish to advance their career within a salon. Apprentices are required to be employed. You will need to complete the following mandatory units:

  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively colour and lighten hair
  • Provide client consultation services

You will also have to complete two optional units from the list below:

  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques
  • Provide a variety of relaxing services
  • Provide creative hair extension services
  • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
  • Hair Colour correction services
  • Develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills (Photo Shoot or Fashion Show)
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of promotional activities

Duration: 12-18 months
Entry Requirements: Employment within a salon for at least 30 hours each week

Apprenticeship in Barbering
C&G/VTCT New Standard NVQ Level 2 Diploma

This Qualification is perfect for any person aged 16+ who have left school and wish to start their career within a Barbers. You are required to be
employed.

You will need to complete the following mandatory units:

  • Consultation
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using a range of barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair in to shape
  • Shaving Services

NB: There are no optional units for barbering

Once you have completed all your units in college, you will undergo an End Point Assessment with an independent assessor. You will demonstrate your cutting and colouring skills on two models. Once you have completed the E.P.A, your Apprenticeship will be complete

Duration: 18-24 months
Entry Requirements: Employment within a salon for at least 30 hours each week

Advance Apprenticeship in Barbering
Barbering C&G/VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma

This qualification is perfect for those apprentices who have completed the old framework Level 2 and wish to advance their career within a salon. Apprentices are required to be employed. You will need to complete the following mandatory units:

  • Provide client consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques
  • Design and create a range of facial hair shapes
  • Provide shaving services

You will also have to complete three optional units from the list below

  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Colour and lighten men’s hair
  • Provide a variety of relaxing services
  • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
  • Develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills.(Photo Shoot or Fashion Show)
  • Provide specialist hair and scalp treatment
  • Design and Create patterns in hair

Duration: 18-24 months
Entry Requirements:GCSE’s in English & maths at grade 9 to 5 (A-C) or Functional Skills at Level 2 (Not compulsory).  NVQ Level 2 in Barbering.  Employment within a barbershop for at least 30 hours each week and working on clients

Traineeships

Are you aged between 16-24 with no or very little work experience?
If the answer is YES, then a Traineeship may be the perfect route for you. Our Traineeship courses are tailored to your individual needs. We will concentrate on building up your confidence, employability, people skills and place a lot of effort on the vocational area you wish to progress to e.g. Hairdressing or Barbering. We will also look at improving your English and Maths skills. The end aim is to prepare you to start an Apprenticeship and have a successful career.

Duration: 6 weeks - 24 weeks
Entry Requirements: Wanting to improve yourself and gain employment

Private Courses

All of our qualifications can be delivered privately over a 6-9 months’ period. The cost of each qualification is £3000. Courses are run on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For more details please contact your local academy on 01708 728054 (Romford) or 01473 225786 (Ipswich).

Customer Service
NVQ Level 2

This qualification is perfect for salon receptionist, who which to become the ultimate front of house expert and hairdressing apprentices that have completed their level 2 and want to build up a client base.
We will teach you how to communicate in a professional friendly manor insuring you give the very best to all your customers. You will also learn the required skills to effectively deal with different types of customers.

NVQ Level 3

This qualification is design to take your Customer Service to the next level. Building on the new skills learnt at level 2. Our assessor will work with you to tailor the qualification perfectly for your job role.

  • Learn how to professionally deal with aggressive clients.
  • How to get your point across without offending the customer.
  • How to upsell the benefits that your business has to offer.

Team Leading
Level 2

This Qualification is ideally suited to a member of staff that is responsible for one or two staff. This qualification is a stepping to management. We will teach you how to:

  • Manage personal performance and development Communicate work related information
  • Lead and manage a team Principles of team leading
  • Understand business
  • Manage individuals’ performance chair and lead meetings, encourage innovation
  • Manage conflict within a team, procure products and/or services collaborate with others.

Management
Level 3

This qualification is ideally suited to a receptionist or salon manager who is responsible for a number of staff. To successfully achieve this level, you will need to complete the following units.

  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Manage team performance Principles of leadership and management
  • Manage individuals’ performance Manage individuals’ development in the workplace
  • Chair and lead meetings
  • Manage a budget
  • Manage a project
  • Buddy a colleague to develop their skills
  • Contribute to the improvement of business performance
  • Deliver a presentation
  • Resolve customers’ problems, resolve customers’ complaints

Duration: 18-24 months
Entry Requirements: Employment within a salon for at least 30 hours each week

Adult Education Budget

We offer a range of qualifications and courses for the unemployed through AEB. To qualify you must be in receipt of one of the following.

  • Jobseekers Allowance, including those receiving National Insurance credits only
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Provider discretion

Training

Become a hairdresser!

Hairdressing is one of the most rewarding careers in the world; hairdressers are officially the happiest people on the planet when it comes to job satisfaction*.
*City & Guilds' Happiness Index

You don't have to stay on at school, after completing year 11, contact Falltricks Hairdressing Academy on 01708 728054 or email: billy@falltricksacademy.com (Romford)
01473 225786 or email: training@falltricksacademy.com (Ipswich)

Earn money whilst training as an Apprentice.
Be part of what we believe is the best industry in the world.
Hairdressing is a career for life.
Your fantastic education in hairdressing starts at Falltricks Hairdressing Academy.

Get a qualification!

A great opportunity to get nationally recognised qualifications for a career in hairdressing!

CONTACT US

Please use any of the contact details below to get in touch for more information on apprenticeships:

Falltricks Academy Ipswich
13 The Walk
Ipswich
Suffolk IP1 1EA

T: 01473 225786
E: training@falltricksacademy.com

13 Western Road
Romford
Essex
RM1 3LD

T: 01708 728054
E: billy@falltricksacademy.com