A national group set up to promote excellence in training for the hair and beauty industry has been discussing the way forward at Uxbridge College.

Members of the Association of Colleges' (AoC) Skills Strategy Group and representatives of Habia, the Government's Skills Sector Council for the industry, met at Uxbridge College, where their visit included a tour of the College's training salons at the Hayes Community Campus.

The visit was hosted by Laraine Smith, Principal of Uxbridge College, who is a Skills Champion for Hair and Beauty on the AoC's Skills Strategy Group.

Laraine was invited to join the group following the College's outstanding award from Ofsted in May 2008.

Laraine said: "Hosting this meeting was a great opportunity for our students to showcase some of their work, and for our visitors to see how the work we do here helped lead to our outstanding award from Ofsted. Training at Uxbridge College is not just about helping individuals achieve qualifications - it is about supporting the whole industry as well.

"On this occasion students' work included perming and hot stone therapy, both of which are offered as addition to the core curriculum required for students to achieve their NVQ qualifications.

"Uxbridge College also intends to host a small scale national conference for college hair and beauty managers and teaching staff as part of its work with the AoC's Skills Strategy Group."

As part of the work by the AoC's Skills Strategy Groups, skills champions will work together to support the industry with aims including finding ways to:

* Promote best practice in hair and beauty across all college providers

* Develop an effective approach to communications between Habia and college providers

* Develop a collaborative approach to the qualification review process.

Skills Sector Councils such as Habia are tasked with leading on the national workforce development strategies for their respective industries.

News

November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010