Coaching & Guidance

At its most simple, being coached is spending time talking with someone else about you, your challenges and goals in life. By discussing them with someone who is an “impartial cheerleader for you”, you gain a much greater understanding of yourself, where you want to be and how you can start getting there. The coach acts as a “critical friend” who challenges your ideas and assumptions through questioning and challenging you through questions like “how do you know that is true?”.

As we all adjust to the new reality and way of living with the corona virus, coaching and mentoring have become an essential skill, especially for mangers and leaders working with colleagues in different ways. As we all start to work and live differently we need to unlock our skills and reframe our thinking to help us deal with the changes we face.

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Apprenticeships
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An apprenticeship is a real job with training, so you can earn a wage while you learn. Apprenticeships are open to people of all ages over the age of 16, enabling people to improve their skills and progress in their careers.You can start an apprenticeship at any stage in your career; whether you’re just starting, want a change or you're upskilling in your current job. You can have a previous qualification like a degree and still start an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships must last a minumum of 12 months and all learners are required to spend 20% of their working hours on training towards their apprenticeship. 

To become an apprentice, you must:

be 16 or over
not already be in full-time education
live in England

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Traineeships are perfect for those learners that require a little more preparation for work before starting in a busy salon full time. Here at The Link Training, we can build a traineeship course around your needs and then we can support you in finding an apprenticeship. All our traineeships are completed alongside work experience. The focus is around preparing you for an apprenticeship and the world of work.

You will take part in an initial assessment and your bespoke programme will be developed with you at the centre. You may need to work towards functional skills in Maths and English up to level 2. (exemptions apply) Courses are bespoke and your timetable of attendance will be discussed before the commencement of the course. We have various start dates throughout the year; courses usually last from 6 weeks to 6 months however if you are successful in finding an apprenticeship you can transfer at any time during your course.

Adult Learners 19+
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A mixture of practical and theoretical Hairdressing or Barbering – Start dates throughout the year: This course focuses on developing the fundamental knowledge and skills required to be a Hairdresser or  Barber. You will work towards a nationally recognised NVQ diploma in Hairdressing or Barbering at Level 2: Learn More ; Courses are means tested and can be co-funded by the government; Costs and eligibility discussed during initial meeting. Referalls can be from a work coach.
Private
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We offer a variety of different private courses and are open to discuss specific details with interested learners. Whether you’re just starting out, need a short refresher course after a period of time out of the industry or you would like to expand your knowledge into specific areas we will have courses suitable for you.

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