We offer Traineeships for young people:
- Are you aged 16-18 and thinking about an apprenticeship?
- Are you eligible to work but have little or no work experience?
- Do you need help preparing for the workplace or lack confidence?
We can help! As a trainee, you'll get:
- training to prepare you for work, including CV writing and what to expect in the workplace including professional behaviours
- personalised support to improve your English and maths skills
- a high-quality work placement of at least 70 hours
- Traineeships can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most last for less than 6 months.
You will not be paid for the work placement but there is support available for your expenses for things like travel and meals. You should still continue to get any benefits you currently receive. Traineeships are designed to prepare you to apply for an apprenticeship or go on to study further.
Call/text 07790845794 for information or Apply now.
If you are an employer looking for a Trainee or Apprentice please contact 07979748366.
The Academy is 'an outstanding training provider' in all areas (Ofsted, 2015). We are a government funded training provider working in partnership with apprentices, full time students, schools, colleges and employers across Yorkshire.
Since 1999 we have specialised in training for the hair, barbering, and beauty industry.
We deliver the apprenticeship standard drawn-up by employers for employers, now part of all level 2 and 3 apprenticeships. The standards are more learning focused against the assessment focus of the frameworks. Meaning the apprentice learns the skills they need to succeed in the role.
A standard contains a list of the skills, knowledge and behaviours an apprentice will need to have learned by the end of their apprenticeship where they sit their End Point Assessment. This end point exam is designed to prove to an external examiner that the apprentice has all the skills and knowledge needed to be a confident and successful employee.
Functional Skills may be part of this delivery. English and maths is also part of the Traineeship for young people who want to attend a valuable work placement and learn employability skills.
Apprentices and students tell us they enjoy this supportive learning environment where they can learn new skills and form new friendships. They feel safe here and know who their Safeguarding Officers are.
Training takes place at purpose-built academies in Scarborough and Whitby. For apprentices, off the job training will also take place in the workplace as agreed with the employer.
We have a small team who can offer impartial advice and guidance so whatever your query we look forward to hearing from you.
Lindsay Burr MBE
Managing Director and salon owner
The 16-19 Tuition fund 2021-2022 academic year
This fund is for schools, colleges and all other 16-19 providers to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and the courses where learning has been disrupted. The Academy has opted in to receive this funding. Support will be prioritised for a very small group of students who have not achieved grade 4 in English and/or maths.
We offer for schools:
Tasters and work experience placement
Level 1 and 2 courses for schools
English and Maths Functional Skills Level 1 and 2.
Quote from Lady Lumley's School student:
"I have enjoyed this course as it has allowed me to research into the hair and beauty industry including the history of it and science behind it"
Quote from Scalby School student:
"I have really enjoyed my work experience I feel so focussed here and I know now what I need to do to achieve"
Student of the Year
The Academy Student of the Year is Shelby Pickering, who has been an Apprentice at Steps Ahead in Scarborough since leaving Pindar School.
Shelby completed her Apprenticeship in Hairdressing and is now an apprentice in barbering. Shelby represented The Academy at Regional and National AHT Hairdressing Competitions and was nominated for an Apprenticeship award at the Scarborough Business Awards held this year at Scarborough Spa.
Shelby won Hair and Beauty Apprentice of the Year at the Scarborough Talented Apprentice Recognition Awards. Shelby also won an Attendance and Endeavour award for her course.
Quality standard maintained
Once again staff at The Academy have been praised for the level of support they give to students. For the second time they have been awarded the matrix Standard, a unique quality standard used to measure the advice and support services offered to students in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.
Fees / Funding
If you are aged 16-18 or if you are an Apprentice your course will be funded/free. As an adult your course will be funded if you meet funding criteria.
The Academy now has its own bursary scheme which you can apply for in induction week by filling in the forms. We will need some information on your current circumstances and your family/household income. If you are entitled to any funds these will be paid into your own bank account. The money can be used to pay for course materials/kits, transport or lunches while at college.
For more information please talk to Jackie McGibbon or Julie Parker on 01653 699066.
Complaints - Help us get it right
At The Academy we are committed to achieving excellence in standards and in the quality of service we provide for all our stakeholders, only you can tell us if we are achieving this. If you are unhappy with the service you have received, or it did not meet your expectations we need to know so that we can put things right.
A complaint can be made directly to:
- An Academy Tutor or manager
- For clients this may be to Reception
- The Academy Director, Lindsay Burr in writing at The Academy, 23 Commercials Street, Norton, Malton YO17 9HX or via phone on 01653 699066
If an employer or apprentice is not satisfied with The Academy Director’s decision and actions or requires further clarification then a complaint can be made to the ESFA
We have a separate complaints procedure for apprentices and learners, clients and staff
Equality and Diversity Statement
What is Equality?
All equal all different - We are committed to providing equality of opportunity. Equality is often described as treating everyone the same. However, sometimes treating people differently is the best way to treat everyone equally.
So what is Diversity?
Diversity is about recognising, valuing and taking account of people’s different backgrounds, skills, and experiences. Diversity is important because it allows everyone’s skill and contribution to be used and valued. The experiences and skills of different people makes a real difference to the effectiveness of The Academy and its impact on learners, staff and the community as a whole.
What does the law say?
In October 2010 a new piece of legislation called the Equality Act came into force. This law has replaced, strengthened and added to the existing equality legislation. The Equality Act outlines a number of duties that The Academy must adhere to, and also spells out the rights, and responsibilities of the people that form The Academy community.
It also lists 9 protected characteristics, the act makes it illegal to treat someone less favourably because their ‘protected characteristic’ It also bans bullying, harassment or victimisation based on their protected characteristic.
Equality and Diversity Protects Everyone – Report it
If you are the victim of a hate incident or hate crime, or have witnessed one and want to report it, then please report it to main reception. Your report can be anonymous and, if you wish, passed on to relevant agencies such as the Police.
A hate incident is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by the offender’s hatred of someone because of their race, sexual orientation, disability and/or faith and religion. A hate incident becomes a hate crime when there is a criminal offence attached to it (such as a physical attack, a threat of attack or verbal abuse and insults)
We will monitor this policy periodically to judge its effectiveness and it will be updated in accordance with relevant changes in the law. Information provided by job applicants and you for monitoring purposes will be used only for these purposes and will be dealt with in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Safeguarding and Prevent
Safeguarding is about doing everything we can to make sure you are kept safe and protected from harm. Safeguarding contacts are on display in The Academy and in your induction information.
- Lindsay Burr (Safeguarding and Prevent Lead) 07979748366
- Sophie Burr Safeguarding Officer 07790845794
- Phone reception on 01653 699066/01723 373138
- Julie Parker firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wayne King – on site on Mondays
- John Deacon – safeguarding and counselling through referral
We are off site on Fridays, weekends and bank holidays but you can still contact us:
- Employers and Apprentices 07979748366
- Safeguarding text/call/WhatsApp 07790845794
Concerns about personal safety. Contact the police 999 or 101.
Concerns regarding health and wellbeing contact your out of hours doctors or call the hospital on 111.
Out of hours North Yorkshire County Council social services for children and adult. Contact 01609 708708.
Report online abuse
CEOP helps any child or young people under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by following the link
Safeguarding – Academy approach
- The Academy has a dedicated Safeguarding Team with lead members trained to Level 3.
- Staff safeguarding and prevent training is updated every year.
- The Academy has representation on both the Children’s and Adult Safeguarding Board and relevant Sub-Groups.
- We have strong partnerships with the Local Authority, Social Services and Police.
- We have robust internet filters and monitoring is in place.
- There are strong procedures in place to ensure those who access our Academy have a legitimate reason for being there.
- The Academy has an external speakers policy.
- The Academy has a robust safeguarding policy which is updated throughout the year.
A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become 'work ready'.
Designed to help young people aged 16 to 18 who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience, traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment.
If you are interested in an Apprenticeship but you are not quite sure if you have the skills you need or your lack confidence and work experience a Traineeship could be what you need. It can last from 6 weeks to 6 months and will either lead you to employment/Apprenticeship or to a place on a full time college course.
Opening hours and Term Dates
The office in Norton is open throughout the year we do not close for the holidays except for Christmas - hours are 9.00 - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday but you can contact us via email email@example.com or call/text 07790845794 out of hours. The Scarborough Academy is generally closed in the term holidays and is closed on Fridays all year round.
Term and holiday dates for academic year 2021 - 2022
Term starts: Monday 6 September 2021
Professional development training day: 6 + 7 September 2021
Half term holiday: Monday 25 October 2021 to Friday 29 October 2021
Christmas holiday: Monday 20 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022
Half term holiday: Monday 21 February 2022 to Friday 25 February 2022
Easter holiday: Monday 11 April 2022 to Friday 22 April 2022
Half term: Monday 30 May 2022 to Wednesday 1 June 2022
Jubilee Bank Holiday: Thursday 2 June 2022 to Friday 3 June 2022
Term ends: Friday 22 July 2022
Professional development training day: Monday 25 July 2022
Level 2 Barbering
Friday 4th March 2022 9.30-11.30
Level 2 Nail Treatments
Friday 4th March 2022 9.30-12.00
Level 2 Beauty Therapy
Monday 14th March 2022 9.30-12.00
Level 2 Hairdressing (Colouring)
Thursday 10th March 9.30-11.30
Maps and Directions
Academy Hair & Beauty
23 Commercial Street
Academy Hair & Beauty
69 Roscoe Street
Call/text Monday to Saturday
For absence and general enquiries Monday to Thursday please phone the office on 01653 699066.
For Scarborough Academy and Training salon call 01723 373138.
Apply online and we will contact you to arrange a Covid safe interview