Cheynes Training Festive Opening Hours

Cheynes Training Festive Opening Hours

Over the Christmas and New Year period our head office facility will be closed from 1pm on Thursday 21 December 2023 until Tuesday 2 January 2024.  The office will re-open on Wednesday 3 January 2024.  Please note that in Scotland the 1 and 2 January are public holidays; however, we will operate a limited diverted… Read more »

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Cheynes Training Festive Opening Hours

Over the Christmas and New Year period our head office facility will be closed from 1pm on Thursday 21 December 2023 until Tuesday 2 January 2024.  The office will re-open on Wednesday 3 January 2024.  Please note that in Scotland the 1 and 2 January are public holidays; however, we will operate a limited diverted… Read more »

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Festive Party Season: Employers Duty of Care

As we approach the festive season, employers are reminded of their duty of care to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of their employees.  It is particularly important to remember that Festive parties are an ‘extension of the workplace’ and it is crucial that you establish a clear and firm policy… Read more »

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New Major Campaign Marking Remarkable Impact on Hair Salons

A new national advertising campaign is launching in November, the new campaign is set to remind millions of people in the UK of the value of visiting your local hair salon. Not ‘Just’ A Salon highlights the importance of hairdressing salons in their local communities as a place of comfort, conversation and expert pampering as… Read more »

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Is Your Salon up to Scratch with Health and Safety?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reminding all small and medium size businesses that employs one or more members of staff, to check they are displaying the correct health and safety information in the workplace. The information must be displayed on an approved health and safety poster or, alternatively, it must be provided to each employee… Read more »

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ESFA Pledge to Reduce Red Tape for Employers

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) are making better use of data held across government to reduce evidence requirements for employers. In July 2023 they announced they will use the data held by other government departments to simplify the way that they verify the employment of apprentices. To verify that an apprentice meets the… Read more »

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NUS Apprentice Extra is Now Totum Apprentice

The NUS Apprentice Extra discount card has joined the TOTUM family to become TOTUM Apprentice! The only discount card for apprentices in the UK, a TOTUM Apprentice membership comes with loads of new benefits including hundreds of new discounts with leading brands and independent retailers, a brand new app, a new and improved website, PASS… Read more »

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Update on How Employers Login Into the Apprenticeship Service

The Apprenticeship Service have updated the way employers sign into the apprenticeship service account, meaning they now need a GOV.UK One Login to access their apprenticeship service account. From the 13 July 2023, when employers sign into their apprenticeship service account, they will be automatically redirected to either create a GOV.UK One Login, or, if… Read more »

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Apprenticeship Accountability Framework

 Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is, of course, the government department responsible for the quality of apprenticeship training in England. In August 2022, ESFA introduced a new way of measuring the performance of training providers, it is called the Apprenticeship Accountability Framework (AAF). ESFA have released the early results from the AAF, we are… Read more »

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National Minimum Wage 2023/24

On the 1 April each year, the government sets new minimum National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates for all employees. A handy guide to the new NMW rates for 2023/24 is noted below: No National Minimum Those under the age of 16, employed on a part time basis, fall outside the scope of the national minimum… Read more »

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Working Time Directive

Here is a quick reminder of the rules surrounding the working hours of employees. Especially those under the age of 18. Adults cannot be forced to work more than 48 hours per week. Employees aged over 18 must have at least one full day off each week and must have a minimum of 20 mins… Read more »

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Cheynes Training Range of Services

Cheynes Training offers a full range of services to help employers and training professionals gain the most from the apprenticeship programme. Here are some areas to check out to be certain all areas of Cheynes Training support are accessed: Are you regularly receiving ETB, our quarterly e-newsletter aimed at employers and salon managers which is… Read more »

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Cyber Essentials Accreditation

Cheynes Training are pleased to announce that we have now achieved Cyber Essentials Accreditation. Accreditation was awarded after extensive assessment of our IT systems by Cyberlab.

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