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If it’s a job in hairdressing, better qualifications, or simply a change of direction, then Positive Approach Academy for Hair could well offer the opportunity you have been looking for. As an established learning provider we have become renowned for our ability to match young people quickly with the right job and the best training.   

Making full use of the many employers who use of our services means that there is always a variety of opportunities on offer, and this coupled with the apprenticeship training  programme we run, will ensure that you have a real chance of success . If you are aged sixteen and over, why not make that first  step to a new career!

Training for the Hairdressing Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship is undertaken in a flexible manner and is determined by the particular needs of the learner.

Learners will normally attend the college 1 day a fortnight and attend work placement 4 days a week. In addition to ‘off the job’ training, further assessments will be undertaken in the workplace on a regular basis.

Apprenticeships and advanced apprenticeships combine work and training to offer a package which includes:-

A wage package or allowance of at least £2.73 per hour -  A job or practical experience with an employer - A nationally recognised framework of vocational qualification

The apprenticeships form a key part of work-based learning, which leads to an NVQ. Work based learning is built around practical experience with an employer and appropriate training arranged by a learning provider. In this way the young person receives the right knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the relevant NVQ. Apprenticeships and advanced apprenticeships are a partnership between employers, training providers and young people.


The Apprenticeship is open to anyone with a strong commitment to learning to at least Level 2.

The Advanced Apprenticeship is available for those who would like to work towards at least a Level 3 qualification after achieving Level 2.

Functional Skills

Functional skills are an essential part of apprenticeships. As well as the work skills that are required in a particular job, there are other abilities needed to do a job satisfactorily. Many employers now require the young people they recruit to have something extra.

They want functional skills.

All Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships include functional skills because they demonstrate that a person can communicate orally and in writing, tackle numerical problems and are able to improve on their own learning and performance work.


Positive Approach Academy for Hair understands the need to deliver flexible, cost effective training programmes, which cater for both the employer and the learner.

With this in mind, the services offered are available free of charge, as they attract government funding through Apprenticeship NAS (National Apprentice Services).

The apprenticeship is available to young people aged16 and over, who wish to study towards NVQ qualifications. The programme is offered free of charge to employers and employees, who choose to take advantage of this training and recruitment programme