To Whom It May Concern.
I have been working in partnership with the apprenticeship training provider Hampshire Apprenticeship Hairdressing Academy (HaHa) since 2010. The partnership has included HaHa providing post 16 Intermediate apprenticeship opportunities for our post 16 students, delivering workshops at careers fairs and support for our Fashion Rocks event with apprentices provided to undertake the hair and make-up necessary for the students taking part.
September 2013 saw the partnership strengthen further with HaHa providing the training for our Hair & Beauty offsite link course for Year 9 and 10 students.
Over the past 3 years the area that has the biggest impact for our students has been the post 16 intermediate apprenticeships. For example a brief case study of Student A who was a poor attender reaching only 61% attendance in Year 10 and with support 83% in Year 11 and required support for both her learning and her behaviour. Having left statutory education with the minimum core subjects of 4 GCSE’s gaining 2 C’s a D and an E she successfully completed her intermediate apprenticeship training with HaHa. She gained her NVQ2 in and Functional skills in Maths.
Of all the students that have destinations of intermediate apprenticeship turning with HaHa all have progressed on to an advanced apprenticeship and have continued their training with HaHa.
This is a testament to the hard work and support all the trainers and staff of HaHa provide for the young people on their training programmes.
I would be more than happy to discuss further should the need arise.
Ms Vicky Hall Employer Engagement & CEIAG Manager.