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Here is a list of dates that the academy will be closed this year. We have taken the decision to close the Academy for the Kings Coronation on Monday 8th May 2023.


WC 13th February 1 week
WC 3rd April 2 weeks
WC 1st May 1 day Bank Holiday Monday
WC 8th May 1 day Bank Hol Monday (Kings Coronation)
WC 29th May 1 week
WC 28th August 1 week
WC 30th October 1 week
WC 4th December 4 weeks students in salon

*Please note some Tutors may take the decision to continue to teach, if for example students have upcoming EPA’s and need further preparation. If this is the case you will be notified of this in advance

Detailed below is the Low Pay Commisions recommended new National Living Wage and National Minimum wage rates effective from 1 April 2023.

  Rate from April 2023 Annual Increase £ Annual Increase %
National Living Wage £10.42 0.92 9.7
21-22 Year Old Rate £10.18 1.00 10.9
18-20 Year Old Rate £7.49 0.66 9.7
16-17 Year Old Rate £5.28 0.47 9.7
Apprentice Rate £5.28 0.47 9.7

Please be aware that from February 2023 the National Apprenticeship Service are updating the way employers sign into their Apprenticeship Service account. You will need to create a gov.uk account to access 'Manage Appenticeships', you will automatically be directed to create an account when you try to log in from February. You do not need to take any action at the moment.

We are looking to hold an open evening for some time in April to discuss the Level 2 and Level 3 standards and the End Point Assessment requirements, is this something you would be interested in ? We can also use this opportunity to dicuss our Curriculum Intent (you should receive a copy of this shortly from one of our work based Tutors) and other recent industry changes. Please ring 01226 243204 or let your work based Tutor know if this is something you would like to attend.

In the meantime if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 01226 243204.

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