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HAHA Training offer Apprenticeships and Training in the Hair and Beauty sectors. Our bespoke training salons is located at 12 London Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO2 OLH and
Camphill, West Byfleet. Surrey, KT14 6EW.

Our centre of excellence and bespoke state of the art salon offers individualised training courses that are accredited with City & Guilds and in partnership with MIT Skills.

Unlike colleges and other training providers we will be operating a number of courses throughout the year, not just September, with training and assessments carried out at salons in Portsmouth,
Fareham, Southamp- ton,Woking and surrounding areas. We will accommodate all training and assessments which will be carried out in your salon in the Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey areas.

HAHA staff are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students. HAHA are also committed to achiev- ing equality of opportunity for all staff, students and the members of the community it
serves. In doing so, HAHA will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality or faith.


HAHA was established in May 2012 and officially opened by the Lord Mayor in April 2013. In our first year we were nominated for Training Provider of the Year 2013 and have registered over 200 students and
are still growing. We work with local schools and offer training in Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy.

Every year we enter students into the National Hairdressing Federation Finals, Blackpool. We have been very successful with 2nd and 4th place winners. They have been inspired to achieve excellence by this experience.

We have expanded our provision to the Surrey area and have recently been given a 5 star rating with the ‘Good Salon Guide’. We have also been nominated for the Training centre of excellence award
sponsored by the Portsmouth News.


Apprenticeships are becoming more popular, with employers stating that an Apprentice makes their work- place more productive.

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to learn, develop and demonstrate skills of your trade in a real working environment (salon) as well at our centre of excellence.This unique style of
learning enables you to have the support of both your employer, their staff and along with the mentors at HAHA training.

“Because Apprenticeships are based in the workplace employers get the skills they really need.They are vital to the future success not only of businesses across the country, but also for a vibrant
economy.” Source: David Frost - Director General British Chamber of Commerce


All the training is funded by the Skills Funding Agency. The minimum contract of employment is 30 hours per week. Employers are free to pay above the National Minimum Wage and many do so, but
employers must ensure that they are paying their apprentices at least the minimum wage.

Apprentice wage £ 2.68 per hour

If the Apprentice is aged 19 and /or has completed the first year of the apprenticeship, the employer must pay National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age.


HAHA offer bespoke individualised learning programmes in the following City & Guilds courses:
-Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Advanced Apprenticeship)
-Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Intermediate Apprenticeship)
-Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering Studies (Intermediate Apprenticeship)
-Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Intermediate Apprenticeship)
The length of the apprenticeship programme, will be agreed by you (the employer), the Apprentice and HAHA. Course duration
can be from 13 months to 24 months dependant on previous experience, ability etc.
-Traineeships (pre- Apprenticeship qualification) -Assessor Awards TAQA


During the course students will collect a portfolio of evidence for assessments. This will consist of written, oral and observational practical evidence. All learners will have access to Smart
Assessor – a fresh and innovative web hosted e-portfolio designed to make evidencing more enjoyable including a user friendly app. The Apprentice can attend one of our training centres one day per
week with assessments carried out in their salon every six weeks (minimum) or all assessments to be carried out in own your salon every three weeks (minimum) with monthly visits to one of HAHA’s
training academies.


• HAHA Portsmouth • Fareham (near train station)
• Southampton (near Bitterne)
• Woking (West Byfleet)
• Own salon workplace assessments (Hampshire, West Sussex & Surrey)


• To deliver inspirational training & assessment
• To develop individual creative skills
• Small class sizes
• All staff are fully qualified with a variety of specialised skills
• Each student will be allocated a Personal Mentor to support & assess them through the whole process
• Salon visits every 6 weeks to monitor progress and continue a positive working relationship ensuring we have met your expectations.


• Identify a mentor for the apprentice to support them in the workplace and liaise with HAHA Training
• Provide a full induction including uniform or protective equipment
• Hold a valid Employers Liability Certificate and allow HAHA to conduct a Health & Safety inspection
• Must sign a contract/declaration with HAHA/MIT and the Apprentice


An Apprenticeship Agreement reflects the fact that an Apprenticeship is primarily a job rather than
training. An Apprenticeship Agreement is an agree- ment between you and an employer. The purpose of
the Apprenticeship Agreement is to identify the skill, trade or occupation for which they are being
trained and confirm the qualifying Apprenticeship framework that you are following.The length of
the agreement will match the length of the qualification.



Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on and off job learning ensures they learn
the skills that work best for your business.
Over 130,000 workplace offer apprentice places because they understand the benefits that apprentices bring to their business – increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a
committed and competent work-force.
Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around your business needs providing the skilled workers you need for the future.They also help you develop the specialist skills you need to keep pace with
the latest technology and working practices in your sector.

Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them. Remember, an apprentice is with you because they want to be – they have made an active choice to
learn on the job and a commitment to a specific career. Source: National Apprenticeship Service


AGE 16 to 24 has already helped thousands of employers to grow their business by employing an apprentice. AGE 16 to 24 is available until 31 December 2014, subject to eligibility and
availability. Could it help you too?
The AGE 16 to 24 Grant for Employers aims to support businesses, who would not otherwise be in a position to do so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment though the Apprenticeship
Eligible employers, in respect of qualifying apprentices, with an individual value of £1,500.
Employers can be paid ten grants in total during the lifetime of the initiative.
AGE 16 to 24 targets employers with less than 1000 employees, who are new to Apprenticeships or haven’t enrolled a new recruit or existing employee onto an Apprenticeship programme in the
previous12 months.
Source: The National Apprenticeship Service


You can contact HAHA by telephone or email to arrange an informal meeting. We will endeavour to answer any questions and explain the training and assessment provision. Please follow us on twitter
and facebook and visit our webpage for the latest news and information.

*All Apprentices will be interviewed prior to being offered a place with HAHA Training

Opening Times


Monday  9 am  4 pm
Tuesday 9 am 4 pm
Tue Evening 6 pm 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am 4 pm
Thursday 11:30 am 7.30 pm
Friday 10 am 6.00 pm
Saturday 8.45 am 3.45 pm


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Phone: 02392 666151

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