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What is a Traineeship?
A traineeship is an education and training programme designed to help young people aged 16 to 24 who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment.  At its core is work preparation training, English and maths study and a high quality work experience placement within a salon.

What are the benefits for a salon to engage in a Traineeship programme?
The Traineeship programme provides the employer with the:
What are the benefits of the Traineeship programme to the Trainee?
Traineeships have been developed in response to research showing that some young people lack the knowledge and experience employers require in the workplace. Traineeships can help tackle this problem or prepare an individual for an Apprenticeship or employment.

The Traineeship programme provides the learner with the:
Who is the Traineeship suitable for?
Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for young people aged 16-24 who are motivated to get a job but lack the skills, experience and confidence that employers are looking for.  The Traineeship is also suitable for young people that want to establish if beauty therapy is the right career path for them as well as potentially gaining some nationally qualifications. 

The LBTA Traineeship Programme
The Traineeship programme is delivered over 16 weeks where the Trainee is required to attend our Academy at Chiswick two days a week.

The four key elements of our Traineeship programmes include: ITEC NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy General 
The main aim of the ITEC Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General is to enable Learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge in order to provide Beauty Therapy services to the general public and to gain employment in the Beauty Industry.

Mandatory Units 

•    Provide Facial Skin Care Treatment 
•    Provide Pedicure Services
•    Provide Manicure Services
•    Enhance the Appearance of Eyebrows and Eyelashes 
•    Carry Out Waxing Services
•    Develop and Maintain Effectiveness at Work 
•    Promote Additional Services or Products to Customers
•    Ensure Responsibility for Actions to Reduce Risks to Health and Safety

Optional Units

•    Provide Make-up Services
•    Provide Threading Services
•    Assist with Spa Operations 
•    Enhance Appearance Using Skin Camouflage
•    Fulfil Salon Reception Duties

The main skills the Learner will perform are:

•    Consultation techniques – to include planning and preparation, contraindications and contra-actions
•    Facial skincare treatments – to include cleansing, exfoliation, massage, facial masks and adapting the treatment to suit the client’s specific needs
•    Manicure and Pedicure – to include care of the nails on the hands and feet, hand and foot massage and application of polish
•    Enhancing the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes – to include grooming and shaping the eyebrows and tinting lashes and brows
•    Waxing – to include removal of hair using hot and cool waxing techniques

We also teach the leaner about health, safety & hygiene, client care and communication, developing and maintaining your effectiveness at work and promoting additional services and products to customers which is essential in order to work and be successful in the industry
It also provides:

•    the related knowledge and understanding required to perform the beauty therapy skills listed above effectively, in particular the anatomy and physiology for the treatments outlined above, common diseases and disorders that may affect when a client should or should not receive treatment
•    opportunities for Learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a Beauty Therapy setting, such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving

What will my business need to provide and what will it cost me?
You will need to commit to providing a high quality work experience placement for the trainee.  The work placement needs to be for a minimum of 300 hours over 16 weeks and should help the Trainee to develop new skills and behaviours and prepare them to enter an Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy.   
Employers are not required to pay the trainee taking part in the programme but may support trainees with reasonable travel expenses and an allowance for subsistence.

You will also need to agree with the trainee and the training provider:
•    When the traineeship should start
•    Agree the days that they will work in the salon
What happens at the end of the Traineeship programme?
All students that complete the Traineeship programme will have an exit interview with their employer and Trainees could be offered employment with the employer progressing on to an Apprenticeship. Programme.

Students who decide that hairdressing is not the career for them will still have gained valuable work experience and transferable skills to enable them to find alternative employment or to continue their education at the next level.

How do I get started?
Contact the LBTA on 0208 953 9344 for further information and to arrange to speak to Francine Luker
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