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Think Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is when everything goes pink!  Please join in? There are endless ideas to raise awareness. ‘Pink Fridays’, eating pink foods, wearing pink, taking part in sponsored events, walks, runs, etc.  Why not think up your own ideas, for example, turning the salon pink with balloons! The Facts The number of people being diagnosed with… Read more »

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Find an Apprentice

We hear lots of comments from salons and from academy partners about how hard it is to find young people who want to start an apprenticeship programme. The ‘Find an Apprentice’ system is designed to help both employers to ‘find an apprentice’ and young people to search for and apply for an apprenticeship programme. Already,… Read more »

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Prevent and Fundamental British Values

Just what do we mean by fundamental British Values?  The definitions below give a short but clear answer.  Cheynes Training is absolutely committed to promoting British Values and we work very closely with leading consultant Christine Rose who has provided this material. Individual liberty: The right to act, believe and express ourselves in a manner… Read more »

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Ofsted Inspection of Cheynes Training

A very big ‘Thank You’ to all those who took part in the ‘Short Inspection’ of Cheynes Training by Ofsted in early June. Short inspections are reserved for training providers who achieved Grade 2 (Good) on their previous inspection. The aim of a short inspection is to ensure the provider remains ‘Good’ and we are… Read more »

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2018 Learner Satisfaction Survey

A big thank you to all apprentices who took part in the spring 2018 Learner Satisfaction Survey which was managed by Ipsos Mori on behalf of the Education and Skills Funding Agency. This important annual survey helps to measure how different training programmes are judged by the actual people who are taking part, the apprentices… Read more »

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SmartScreen – English and Maths Toolkit

Heads of Centre (HOC) involved in the Cheynes Training programme have now been set up with a SmartScreen English and Maths Toolkit account and should have already received an email direct from City & Guilds to confirm their account details. This is an excellent online resource which is fully paid for by Cheynes Training. HOC’s should… Read more »

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Tax-Free Childcare to Replace Childcare Vouchers

The government have announced a major shake-up of the Childcare Voucher system. From April onwards, childcare vouchers will close to new applicants and will be replaced by the government’s tax-free childcare scheme which is worth up to £2,000 a year to eligible parents. The childcare vouchers scheme was only available to parents who had been offered… Read more »

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CPD Requirements for the 7002 Hair Professional Diploma

A minimum of 50 hours Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is required each year, of which 30 hours must be applied practical skills – this translates into ‘hands-on’ practice or development work in a commercial environment. The CPD year continues to run from 1st September to 31st August the following year. CPD must be demonstrated through… Read more »

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Ofsted Employer Views for Salons in England

The early part of the year coincides with two important surveys aimed at obtaining employer feedback about the apprenticeship programme. The first of these surveys is from Ofsted, the government inspection body for schools, colleges and for work-based learning in England. Ofsted has developed a set of online questionnaires to support the Common Inspection Framework.… Read more »

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Ofsted Learner Views

There are currently two very important learner surveys taking place, both are aimed at obtaining feedback from learners about the apprenticeship programme. The first of these surveys is from Ofsted, the government inspection body for schools, colleges and for work-based learning in England. The other survey is being undertaken by the Education and Skills Funding… Read more »

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Cheynes Training Head Office Relocation

In August last year, the Cheynes Training head office facility suffered some flooding caused by a workman cutting through a waterpipe whilst undertaking some investigation work in an empty office suite above our Hope Street location.  At the time it seemed like a minor irritation, however, the investigation uncovered a previously unknown issue involving asbestos.… Read more »

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New 2018 National Minimum Wage Rates Announced

The UK government has announced new National Minimum and National Living Wage rates will be introduced on 1 April 2018. The National Living Wage for over-25s is to rise by 4.4% from £7.50 to £7.83 an hour from April 2018. Of some concern for salon and barbershop owners are the increases announced in National Minimum… Read more »

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