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

Cheynes Training Head Office will be closed for the Festive period from Thursday 22 December 2022 and will reopen on Wednesday 4 January 2023.  Please note that in Scotland the 2 and 3 January are public holidays. Cheynes Training will operate a very limited diverted phone service.  Should you need to contact Head Office urgently… Read more »

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Matrix Accreditation

All providers who deliver apprenticeship training, both main providers and subcontractors, are required by ESFA to hold the Matrix Standard. Since 2019, Cheynes Training has elected to undertake a more complex version of the Matrix Standard which allows us to register our entire network including our subcontract partners under our Matrix accreditation. On November 21/22,… Read more »

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Action to take if an Apprentice Changes Employer

If an apprentice leaves your salon and moves to a different employer, it is important to take the correct action to prevent the apprentices funding from being suspended. If an apprentice leaves, you must notify the Head of Centre at the academy they attend as quickly as possible. Once you confirm the apprentice has left,… Read more »

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What are Protected Characteristcs

The following information is provided by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) The Equality Act 2010 clarified the concept of ‘Protected Characteristics’. These are particularly important in terms of employment law. It is against the law to discriminate against someone because of:  Age Disability Gender reassignment Marriage and civil partnership Pregnancy and maternity Race… Read more »

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Cyber Security Essentials

In compliance with the ESFA Funding Rules, Cheynes Training will, over the next few months, undetake further upgrading to our IT systems in order to achieve Cyber Security Essentials with the view to achieving Cyber Essential Plus. Although Cheynes Training have always had secure IT systems in place to protect data this further upgrade will… Read more »

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CHEYNES TRAINING CITY & GUILDS APPROVED EPA PROVIDER

We would like to congratulate all the apprentices, tutors, academy partners, employers and the Cheynes Training Team for receiving the City & Guilds Approved EPA Provider plaque, as recognition of excellence in apprentice delivery. To date there has only been three of these awarded in the hair and barbering sector, so we are honoured to… Read more »

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Queens Platinum Jubilee

We hope that everyone will be enjoying the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we know the Cheynes Training Head Office team will be. The team will be attending a platinum jubilee garden party at the head office Rutland Square Gardens with some prosecco and Pimm’s so cheers from the team and have a great time however… Read more »

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Newsflash! New Computer Software

NEWSFLASH! Cheynes Training have invested heavily in new computer software and we are currently transitioning to move forward with electronic forms, from the ADEC (Apprentice Details and Eligibility Check) to the full Apprentice Onboarding Pack (Commitment Statement etc).  Not only will the forms be completed electronically but will also capture employer and learner signatures etc.… Read more »

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Manage Apprenticeships – Recruit the right apprentice with new apprenticeship tool

The Apprenticeship Service has recently made changes to the way you create and advertise apprenticeship vacancies, making it easier for both employers and training providers to find the right apprentice for their business.  From the 1 May 2022 all employers must be registered with The Apprenticeship Service (TAS) to be able to create a vacancy and… Read more »

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New National Minimum Wage Rates Announced

National Minimum Wage The government has announced new National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates to take effect from 1st of April 2022. The increase is announced in National Minimum Wage rates are set by the UK government following recommendations by the Low Pay Commission. National minimum wage and national living wage rates are… Read more »

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The 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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Applications open: £3,000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice

From 11 January 2022 employers can apply for a payment of £3,000 for new apprentices with an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022. Applications open on 11 January 2022 and close on 15 May 2022. To receive the payment, you must submit an application for each eligible apprentice using your Apprenticeship service… Read more »

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