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Cheynes Training was originally formed as a partnership by Jennifer Cheyne and William Howarth in order to create and develop a range of high quality foundation learning programmes linked to the National Vocational Qualification structure which was introduced in Spring 1989. Cheynes Training is now an operating division of Cheynes Management Limited, William Howarth remains as Programme Director.
The first programme to be developed was NVQ Level Two. This programme already existed as the Cheynes Training for Skills Programme, however it was modified and introduced nation-wide in September 1989.
The philosophy behind the company is very simple, a saying we have at Cheynes Training can sum it up:
‘… to us, learning is not just important, it is everything!’
In other words, every single action any individual takes within the Cheynes group is the result of either the learning they have received or, the result of the learning they have not yet received. We are what we learn!
Today, Cheynes Training operates a full suite of high quality NVQ learning programmes for hairdressers. This includes:
NVQ Level One, aimed at Candidates who are still at school, this introductory programme is designed to show young people how to become good assistants.
NVQ Level Two, our flagship programme, aimed at salon assistants who wish to become hairdressers, the Cheynes Training version of the NVQ Level Two Programme is a greatly enhanced version of NVQ Level Two.
NVQ Level Three, aimed at young hairdressers who have completed Level Two, have been launched onto the salon floor and who now wish to build a Clientele.
Every aspect of our programmes is thoroughly researched and tested prior to being released to salons. The main ‘research centre’ is the Cheynes salons in Edinburgh, and the main ‘research students’ are the Cheynes assistants.