This Week's News 12.05.17

Partner Salon Network meeting 8th May

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Partner Salon Network meeting on Monday at the University of Surrey. There was lots of information from Beverley about the apprenticeship levy and this led to some interesting discussions about the new Hair Professional apprenticeship standard, new apprenticeship rules and guidance for employers and not surprisingly, the end point assessment. Margaret shared some inspiring tips about influencing young people to choose an apprenticeship with you over going on a full-time college course. Liz demonstrated how to navigate the new-look Learning Assistant (e-portfolio) and using the spellcheck facility. Using a short video of Trevor Sorbie assessing work of a graduating assistant, Liz also covered the need to check haircuts to ensure the shape, line, balance and weight are right because these can't be seen by simply looking at the result. Minutes of the meeting and copies of the presentations are available on our website here. The next meeting will be on Monday 17th October.

We're now on Instagram

Come follow us on Instagram @intertraining_service . We're already following some of our Partner Salons and would love a follow back! Our plan is to also follow your Apprentices with a view to sharing the work they create on their hairdressing learning journey. We look forward to seeing the pictures you and your Apprentices post.

Would you like to be an independent apprenticeship examiner?

If you are interested in becoming an Independent Apprenticeship Examiner, check that you meet the criteria (see page 5 of the hair professional assessment plan) and email ofni/fhn//seiriuqne with information about your skills and experience together with your contact details. These will be passed on to the Awarding Organisations which are approved for the qualification.

Hair professional standard

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Hair professional assessment plan

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What a positive attitude looks like

A very old lady looked in the mirror one morning. She had three remaining hairs on her head. "I think I'll braid my hair today." So, she braided her three hairs, and she had a great day. Some days later, looking in the mirror one morning, preparing for her day, she saw that she had only two hairs remaining. "Hmm, two hairs... I fancy a centre parting today." She duly parted her two hairs, and as ever, she had a great day. A week or so later, she saw that she had just one hair left on her head. "One hair huh...," she mused, "I know, a pony-tail will be perfect." And again, she had a great day. The next morning, she looked in the mirror. She was completely bald. "Finally, bald huh," she said to herself, "How wonderful! I won't have to waste time doing my hair anymore."

Online safety: what young people want parents to know

The UK Safer Internet Centre has released findings from a consultation of young people looking at what they think their parents need to understand better about their digital lives. Findings from the consultation of 65 young people aged 11-18 years revealed that parents need to understand that the internet plays an important and positive role in their lives and allow young people some freedom to build trust and independence.
Source: UK Safer Internet Centre

Free webinar and information session to develop your awareness of "Attention differences and Tourette's: Unleash the potential in your teams."

Wednesday 17 May 2017, 14.30 - 15.00
This information session is designed to develop your awareness of attention differences and Tourette's and raise awareness about simple adjustments or changes which can help colleagues or employees with these conditions to be more productive.


  • Identify the difficulties individuals may experience and explore their potential strengths
  • Discover the appropriate support and adjustments that may help individuals to make the most of their skills at work.

Who should attend

  • This webinar is open to anyone including managers, team leaders, supervisors and training providers who want to increase their awareness of attention differences and Tourette's, to support their employees.

The package:

  • Access to the live 30-minute webinar
  • A link to view or download a recording of the presentation slides.

Not available on 17 May? Then register your interest in participating in one of our future webinars by clicking .

Assessing and treating young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties

What is CAMHS?

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. CAMHS are the NHS services that assesses and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. CAMHS support covers depression, problems with food, self-harm, abuse, violence or anger, bipolar, schizophrenia and anxiety, to name a few. There are local NHS CAMHS services around the UK, with teams made up of nurses, therapists, pyschologists, support workers and social workers, as well as other professionals.

How do you get help from CAMHS?

Someone, usually your parents, teacher, GP, or yourself if old enough, can refer you for an assessment with CAMHS to see what help you could get. If a young person is being supported by social care, a youth offending team or a service at school, they might also be able to make a referral. It's important that the young person tells the person making the referral as much detail as possible so that the right help is secured. Most CAMHS have a website where you can look up how to get access to their service.


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