Lucky break available for Hairdressing hopefuls

Hairdressing training company Dimensions is offering a lucky break to hairdressing hopefuls as it celebrates 40 years in business.

The Yorkshire training company which runs 12 academies throughout the county is offering 40 free training places to trainees worth a total of £100,000

The NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing Services runs over 26 weeks and begins in late February in Sheffield, Wakefield and Barnsley.

The course give-away is an excellent opportunity, particularly for those who considered a career in hairdressing when they were younger but never took the plunge, or those who want to return to the industry and refresh their skills and qualifications.

Bill Shaw MBE, Dimensions’ founder hopes the giveaway will promote a return to learning for older students ahead of the introduction of Advanced Learning Loans later this year.

From August, students aged 24 and over will have to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan which works in a similar way to Student Loans and must be repaid when the learner reaches an earnings threshold.

“There’s a lot of negativity surrounding the Advanced Learning Loans,” explained Bill.

“But I think they create a great opportunity for mature applicants and I hope our give-away helps older learners think about the opportunity.

“Many people come to us and tell us they wish they’d followed their dream as teenagers and learned hairdressing.

Bill went on to say: “This is a great offer to celebrate our 40th year. We have been equipping hairdressers with skills and knowledge since 1973 and we wanted to make a big gesture in our 40th year.

“Each NVQ place is worth on average £2500 and in these difficult economic times, this giveaway could set someone on the career path they’ve always dreamed of.

The course is ideal for individuals who have a real passion for hairdressing with the only requirement being for those applying have the determination and drive to complete an NVQ Level 2 qualification.”

Bill was appointed an MBE last year in the Queen’s Jubilee honours for his work and contribution to the Hairdressing industry over the last 40 years, having founded Dimensions in 1973 and initially ran salons in Barnsley, Leeds, Pontefract, Wakefield, Sheffield, Horsforth and Meanwood.

Anyone who is interested should email or phone 01226 730112 for an application form.

Applicants are required to pay a nominal fee towards certification and registration.