ITS a Hair Thing - May 2022

Welcome to the May issue of ITS a hair thing!

End Point Assessment Distinction Duo!

CongratulationsTeam ITS are thrilled to announce that the following apprentices achieved DISTINCTION grades for their EPAs in April! Huge congratulations to both apprentices and their partner salons. Team ITS are so proud of your success!

Poppy from First Impressions - Distinction
Phoebe from The Colour House - Distinction

Advanced and Creative Hair Professional - Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

The Advanced and Creative Hair Professional (ACHP) is the Level 3 progression route for apprentices following achievement of the Hair Professional - Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard (or equivalent). We are delighted to announce that ITS apprentices are able to access the City and Guilds' SmartScreen suite of resources to support their completion of the ACHP.

An Advanced and Creative Hair Professional

Advanced and Creative Hair Professionals are creative, passionate, and driven professionals who work without supervision, managing themselves and others when required. They provide a quality service, whilst working to the highest standards and continuously developing their personal and professional skills.

An Advanced and Creative Hair Professional works in the hair industry, which is one of the largest, most trusted and fashion forward professions. They take ownership of their work and client lists, accept responsibility, are proactive, flexible and adaptable, plan their work and time, they aim for excellence by taking exceptional pride in their work and industry. The work environment can be varied in size, style and ambiance, from a bespoke salon, the media industry, cruise ships, product houses and manufacturers to luxury high-end hair salon. They are highly skilled and experienced individual professionals who deliver hair fashion forward trends, which are innovative styles inspired by current images and their own creativity, individual flair, imagination and interpretation.

What does the apprenticeship cover?

The apprenticeship is made up of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours. Knowledge and skills are taught within the workplace. You will need to generate a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the following skills:

  • demonstrates professionalism by maintaining confidentiality and discretion
  • researches fashion forward trends, using the results to create, plan and promote a collection of hairstyle looks that reflects their own individuality
  • analyses the factors that influence the design and creation of the collection of hairstyle looks, including the target audience
  • designs a range of looks to create a fashion forward collection of hairstyle looks
  • maintains effective and safe methods of working
  • uses and adapt a range of sectioning and cutting guidelines, creative and precision techniques and technical skills to create and enhance the collection of hairstyle looks
  • carries out precision and personalised cutting tailored to individual client characteristics
  • formulates imaginative creative advanced colour conversion services to change the depth and tone of the hair
  • uses a range of creative finishing and dressing techniques, advanced creative colouring techniques to enhance the collection of hairstyle looks
  • presents, showcases and promotes their skills though their collection of hairstyle looks via a variety of media types and platforms
  • provides a smoothing strengthening service to clients
  • carries out in-depth consultation and complex analysis of the hair
  • uses and applies the products, tools and equipment, in accordance with legal requirements, manufacturers' instructions and salon policy
  • provides advice on future services and products
  • evaluates the results of the service to improve further practice
  • You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths (if required).
  • End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship. It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout your apprenticeship.

Typical Job Roles:

Creative hair stylists, Advanced senior stylists, Senior hair professional or Specialist technicians

Entry requirements:

Apprentices must have previously completed the Hair Professional or equivalent qualification and be employed in a partner salon for more than 30 hours, working a full column of clients.

Duration of the apprenticeship:

Typical duration to gateway 14-22 months



LAST CHANCE - have you made your claim for the "hire a new apprentice" incentive?

If you employed a new apprentice between 1st October 2021 and 31st January 2022 and they started their apprenticeship (i.e. were signed up by us) by 31st March 2022, you now have until 20th May 2022 (extended from 15th May) to make your claim for the incentive.

If you have an apprentice on the apprenticeship service, that meets the eligibility criteria, you need to make your claim on the apprenticeship service by the deadline of 20th May. Please be aware that you will be asked to accept a declaration on the apprenticeship service to confirm you meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme.

How to claim the incentive

  1. Login to your apprenticeship service account (you will need to use the email that you set the account up with and password you created).
  2. Scroll down to "finances" on the homepage (Note: do not click on "finance" link at the top of the page, that will not take you to the right place).
  3. Once you scroll down to the finances section, you should see an option in there for "your hire a new apprentice payments". Click on it.
  4. Then select "apply for the hire a new apprentice payment".
  5. Follow the instructions on each page (you will need your bank details).

If you are not sure if you have claimed or not, the best thing to do is to log into your apprenticeship service account, scroll down to where is says "your hire a new apprentice payments". Click on it then select "view applications". If you have claimed, the relevant apprentice's name(s) should appear on the applications list. You should also see when you can expect to receive the payments on the same page.

New OPT: Sexual Harassment and Violence and Online Sexual Abuse

To raise apprentices' awareness about sexual harassment and violence and online sexual abuse, a new On Programme Task has been created. The task comprises of a fact sheet and online questionnaire which will be marked by your Trainer/Assessor followed by written feedback provided to the apprentice to consolidate their learning. Your Trainer/Assessor will be discussing this task with your apprentice at their next partner salon visit.

City & Guilds - Hairdressing upcoming Webinars and Key Documents Pages

Tues, May 17, 20224pm - 5pmDeep dive into the Professional Discussion for the Level Advanced and Creative Hair Professional
Tues, May 24, 20224pm - 5pmDeep dive into the Practical Observation and Questioning for the Level Advanced and Creative Hair Professional
Mon, Sept 19, 20224pm - 5pmCity & Guilds Hair & Beauty Update Webinar 2022/23

All recorded webinars and need to know can be found on the key document's pages

Key Documents for Hairdressing and Barbering on .com

Hairdressing key documents | City & Guilds (cityandguilds.com)

Information: IFATE apprentice panel recruitment

Recruitment to join the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education apprentice panel has now opened.

The main purpose of the apprentice panel is to ensure the views of apprentices are represented across the work and governance of the Institute. The panel decides which issues to focus on, and panel representatives attend Institute board meetings to advise and challenge on those issues. They also meet regularly with ministers and other government officials to ensure the apprentice experience is front and centre of new policy thinking.

To apply, apprentices need to complete the expression of interest form and upload a copy of their CV. Closing date for applications is midnight on 16 May 2022.

Partner Salon Network Meeting - Save the Date!

An ongoing reminder that the next meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday 10th October 2022. Meeting invites and joining instructions will be circulated nearer the time - but please save the date, we look forward to seeing you all!

In-Salon Assessor CPD 2021-22

A further reminder for ISAs to check that their CPD plans and reflective logs for the current CPD year 2021-22 are up to date. Liz Taylor will be in touch in due course to collate your CPD evidence as they must be submitted to the City and Guilds' EQA no later than 31 August 2022.

If you require any support or guidance with the completion of your CPD reflective logs, please contact ITS' Lead IQA - Liz Taylor by email: ten/dtl-sti//zil or by phone on 07966 321750.

We love to celebrate the achievements of learners and partner salons. Please let us know if you have something to share!

Congratulations! to the following apprentices who achieved their On Programme Tasks in April:

Olivia Hurst
Lauren Coates
Molly Miller
Jessica Jordan
Ellie Nash

Congratulations! to the following apprentices who are on track to achieve timely:

Taylor Arentsen
Ellie Nash
Roisin Ashby
Lola Steede
Caitlin Bolt
Tabitha Homan
Lucy Evans
Amelia Oldman
Ella Fisher
Rosie O'Neill
Tilly Harber
Lucy Poole
Helen Haydock
Jessica Quinn
Annabel Hyde
Evie Smith
Elise James
Susie-Jayne Speke
Becs Jordan
Emily Stevenson
Jessica Jordan
Sydney Tabor
Sophie King
Stevie Toffali
Billy Knight
Lucy Turner
Hollie Lewry
Ellie West
Lucy Mann
Ellie Wing
Bethany Milburn
Leah Wootton
Molly Miller
Megan Wray

Apprentice of the month!

Another month of incredible talent! and once again, an extremely hard task to select this month's winner. Team ITS extends huge congratulations to Kacey Austin from H2o (Slide number 29) who has been voted Apprentice of the Month!

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Have a great month!

Kind regards
Lauren Pullen
Head of Provision
Inter Training Services Ltd
Mobile: 07875 303317
Web: www.its-ltd.net

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