We have put together this prospectus to provide information on the non-accredited and accredited courses we offer to schools to support educational needs for all senior school students.

Established in 2008. L&F Training is a provider of education with passion and pride, dedicated to enhancing students education. Over the past 7 years, we have worked successfully with school partnerships delivering a variety of tailor-made and GCSE courses to meet both the learners and schools needs.

For many different reasons, young people may find that they need an alternative route or environment in which to learn. We specialise in supporting these students, helping them to re-engage with education and overcome any difficulties, allowing them to develop goals and become and valued member of society. Our education provides them with all the tools that will enable them to return to full-time education, start an apprenticeship or career path within their chosen industry, and prepares them for the next stage in their lives.

Our bespoke programmes are specifically designed to provide young people with an understanding of the world and the career opportunities that are available to them. We guide them through their opportunities, offering impartial careers advice to support students in making informed choices about their future pathways. Our educators are professionals who have worked in the industries and trades that they now teach and have the expertise and skills needed to help students succeed in their chosen area.

We Can Offer

A wide range of non-accredited and accredited qualifications, many that count towards school performance measures

Strong progression routes into apprenticeships or full-time courses

Extensive links with local employers

Preparing young people for a world outside education

Careers and education advice

Professional Educators with industry and trade backgrounds

Experienced school liaison team to keep you informed including pastoral support.

Modern facilities and resources

 School Mission Provision Statement

We take pride in preparing our students for the world outside of education. Giving them the courage and the foundation to explore their creativity and develop a passion to progress in their chosen career, further education or entrepreneurship.

Our Vision

To inspire the next generation by guiding and nuturing talents allowing individuals to create a future with purpose.

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Hairdressing and Barbering

VTCT Level 1 in Hairdressing & Barbering

Course Summary

A vocational qualification delivered over two years (GLH 196) years 10 and 11, this course will give you the knowledge and skills to allow you to be competent in the role of a junior Hairdresser or Barber. Within this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the anatomy of the hair, health and safety, client care and product knowledge.

You will develop a range of technical assisting skills in hairdressing and barbering services and interpersonal skills that will ensure you are able to communicate effectively with clients when assisting with salon reception duties.

Areas Covered

  • Preparing for hair services, shampooing, conditioning and blow-drying hair

  • Assisting in the monitoring health and safety practices in the salon.

  • Assisting with salon reception duties

  • Assisting with shaving services

  • Assisting with hair colour and perming services

  • Assisting with plaiting and twisting hair and removing hair extensions

Progression

This qualification will prepare you for employment as an assistant junior hairdresser or barber in a commercial hair salon.

Whilst the primary outcome of this qualification is to enable you to gain employment as an assistant junior hairdresser or barber in the hairdressing and barbering sector, you can also progress to the next level of learning via a range of vocational qualifications at level 2, these include:

  • VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

  • VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

  • VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Combined Hair Types)

  • VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

  • VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Men’s Hairdressing

This is the only level 1 qualification in hairdressing that will confirm your competence for the job role of assistant junior hairdresser. This qualification requires you to work in a commercial salon.


VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (VRQ)

Course Summary

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (VRQ) is a Technical Award specifically for 14-16 year olds.

This qualification aims to support young people to:

  • Develop a broad and comprehensive understanding of the hair and beauty sector

  • Develop knowledge which spans the entire vocational sector and related industries

  • Develop academic study and transferable skills that will support progression within the hair and beauty sector and more broadly

Areas covered over the two years could include

  • Understanding the hair and beauty sector

  • Hair and beauty research project

  • Business enterprise in hair and beauty

  • Marketing and promotions in hair and beauty

  • Hair and beauty science

  • Responding to a hair and beauty design brief

Hairdressing and beauty therapy has been and remains an extremely popular vocational area that many young people are enthused by and aspire too.

The aim of this qualification is to use the hair and beauty sector as a vehicle to develop learners more broadly, so they are prepared and equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue a career in any context.

Throughout the two-year course students will develop knowledge of the hair and beauty sector, products used, researching and marketing and designing briefs.

The will also develop skills in critical thinking, being reflective on self-performance and work produced, use of initiative and self-management, problem solving and communication skills – verbal, written and visual.

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (VRQ) has been designed in line with recent policy developments, including the Review of Vocational Education - The Wolf Report (March 2011) and meets the Department for Education's (DFE's) characteristics for high-quality and rigorous qualifications.

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (VRQ) has been accredited by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). 

Make-Up

VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-Up

Course Summary

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-up is a vocational qualification for year 10 an 11 (GLH 175) and is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a junior make-up consultant. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a junior make-up consultant allowing you to develop the skills and knowledge required for this role. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the skin, how to prepare the skin, cosmetic products and application using a variety of techniques.

Areas covered during the two years may include:

  • Applying make-up

  • How to provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments

  • Eyelash Perming

  • Promote sales and display retail stock

  • Health and Safety in the salon environment

  • Client care

Progression

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a junior make-up consultant. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a junior make-up consultant. Career opportunities as a junior make-up consultant exist in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Working in a retail concession in a department store

  • Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

This is the only VTCT qualification which will qualify you as a junior make-up consultant.

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare you for employment as a junior cosmetic make-up consultant, you may choose to develop your skills further by undertaking qualifications in beauty therapy and related specialist areas, these include:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-Up

  • Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry

  • Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up 

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Beauty Therapy

VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Course Summary

The VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a qualification that has been specifically designed to introduce you to practical beauty therapy skills. This qualification has been designed for the 14-16 age groups and will develop the knowledge skills to prepare learners for further study. Learners will have their beauty therapy skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy and will provide you with the foundation for further learning. It will also enable you to perform your own basic services and to assist others in the salon.

This qualification will prepare learners to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients. This qualification offers a wide range of mandatory and optional units designed to introduce learners to beauty therapy treatments in preparation for further study at level 2.

Progression

  • VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services

  • VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Make-Up)

  • VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques

  • VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies

  • VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up 

Areas which may be covered during the course:

  • Manicure techniques

  • Pedicure techniques

  • Health and Safety

  • Relaxing Head Massage

  • Advice on skin care and make up application

  • Nail art

  • Themed face painting

  • Photography make-up

  • Reception duties and retail displays

Nails

VTCT Level 1 Award in Nail Treatments

Course Summary

The VTCT Level 1 Award in Nail treatments has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in. This qualification will teach you how to provide a basic manicure and pedicure and is suitable for learners from 14 years old. This qualification will give you a basic introduction to beauty therapy and the industry.

Areas which may be covered during the course:

  • Manicure

  • Pedicure

  • Health and Safety

  • Client Care

  • Communication Skills

Progression

  • VTCT Level 1 Award in Nail Art Application

  • VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services 

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Non-Accredited Courses

At L&F we can offer a variety of courses to ensure that any provision is catered for. This may include Accredited and Non-Accredited courses so that all learners are given a holistic education, allowing for a positive experience and the ability for learners to re-engage with their future. All learners will be provided with a certificate of attendance.

Carousel of Languages – May include the following:

  • French

  • Greek

  • Portuguese

  • Russian

  • British Sign Language

Lifestyle Skills – May Include the following

  • Finance and Budgeting

  • Practical Cooking

  • Mindfulness

  • Introduction to Construction – May include the following

  • Introduction to Health and Safety in the Work Place

  • Introduction to First Aid in the Work Place

  • Bricklaying 

Personal and Social Development

VTCT Entry Level Award in Introduction in Personal and Social Development

Course Summary

The VTCT Entry Level Certificate in Personal and Social Development (Entry 3) is to support you to develop your Personal and social skills and build self confidence and self-esteem preparing you for the world of work. This qualification is suitable for learners from 14 years old and are designed to be used alongside other VTCT Vocational Qualifications.

Areas which may be covered during the course:

  • Developing Own Skills

  • Setting Goals

  • Healthy Eating

  • Budgeting

  • Community Action

  • Preparing for Work

Progression

  • VTCT Level 1 Certificate in General Food and Beverage Service

  • VTCT Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

  • VTCT Level 1 Certificate in General Cookery

  • VTCT Level 1 Certificate or Diploma in Customer Service

  • VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Studies

  • VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery

  • VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Retail Skills

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Information and Communication Technology

Skillsfirst Functional Skills Qualification in Information and Communication Technology Level 1

Course Summary

Delivered at a pace to suit learners needs this course is suitable for students looking to improve their knowledge of ICT. This course is designed to improve confidence, skills and understanding of ICT in line with the government initiative to improve the levels of ICT in the UK, allowing learners to apply skills learnt in life and work situations.

Areas covered during the two years may include:

  • Identify ICT requirements

  • Use ICT systems to carry out tasks

  • Manage information storage

  • Demonstrate how to minimise the risk of computer viruses

  • Use search techniques to locate relevant information

  • Select appropriate information for the task in hand

  • Enter, develop and refine information using appropriate software

  • Use data handling software

  • Combine and present information that are fit for purpose and the audience

  • Evaluate the use and the selection of the ICT tools and facilities used

Progression

Skillsfirst Functional Skills Qualification in Information and Communication Technology Level 2 

British Safety Council and Qualsafe Awards

L&F are also able to offer the following BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL and QUALSAFE AWARDS. Courses covering these skills have allowed learners to follow various routes and job roles including USA Summer Camp Leaders, Paramedics and the Military.

British Safety Council

  • Entry Level Award in Workplace Hazard Awareness

  • Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

  • Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment – CSCS Green Card Requirement

  • Level 1 Award in Environmental Sustainability

  • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

  • Level 2 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety

  • Level 2 Award in the Principles of Manual Handling

  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail

  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing

Qualsafe

  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

  • Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF)

  • Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF)

  • Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF)

  • Level 1 in Fire Safety Awareness (RQF) 

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Maths and English

  • Skillsfirst Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics Level 1

  • Skillsfirst Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics Level 2

  • Skillsfirst Functional Skills Qualification in English Level 1

  • Skillsfirst Functional Skills Qualification in English Level 2

Course Summary

These courses develop your knowledge in their respective subjects using a more practical method of teaching. With videos, practice sessions and revision tools they will guide you through the subject at your own pace and allow you to develop the skills needed for further education or Apprenticeship opportunities.

Progression

Upon completing the qualification there may be other grades students wish to achieve and progress to further study or qualify for an Apprenticeship in industries such as Industry, Mechanics or the Health Sector, to name a few.

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Employability

VTCT Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

Course Summary

Delivered over 1-year (GLA 77) year 10 or 11, this course is for students looking to improve their chances of gaining employment. The course will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to support you by overcoming barriers to entering work, particularly those relating to searching for jobs, applying for jobs, the interview process and safe learning environment. Throughout the course you will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for, undertake and review your own performance at an interview and outlining actions to improve performance at future interviews. You will also develop the skills to carry out risk assessments in the workplace.

Areas covered over the year will include

  • Searching for a job

  • Applying for a job

  • Interview skills

  • Safe learning in the workplace

Progression

The employability skills developed in this qualification will prepare you to successfully gain employment in any sector including the service industries, engineering, and healthcare to name but a few.

Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in the Hair and Beauty Sector

Course Summary

The Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in the Hair and Beauty Sector is a vocationally related qualification that will develop your knowledge and understanding of your employment rights and responsibilities (ERR), the hair and beauty sector and the organisation in which you work. This qualification has been tailored to complement vocational qualifications to prepare you for a career in the hair and beauty sector and is aimed at year 10 and 11 and can be completed in one year (GLH 35)

Areas covered over the year will include:

  • Exploring hair and beauty organizations

  • Exploring the hair and beauty sector

  • Employment rights and responsibilities in the hair and beauty sector.

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 Every child should be given the opportunity to dream of a future, that’s why here at L&F we continue to add courses to our Academy to ensure we are able to cater for any learner.  

We also believe that learners should be given every opportunity to fully engage with the course they have chosen and therefore on many of our courses, we only have a maximum of 8 places on any one course and where required we will also provide one to one provision and supervised work experience.

If you would like to know more about the education opportunities we can offer or have a learner you wish to provide for, please get in touch.