Have your say in National Hairdressing Apprenticeship survey

As The National Hairdressing Apprenticeship turns three, its programme is under review and salon owners are invited to share their thoughts

Apprentice hairdressers

Salon owners are being asked to take part in a new survey on the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship, which will form part of the review process for the programme’s revalidation by national agency Quality and Qualifications.  

 The NHA is now three years old and was developed using an “occupational profile” that tells the organising consortium the knowledge, skills, and behaviours an apprentice will have developed upon graduation. The survey helps the consortium determine whether the original occupational profile is still relevant and establish how well the elements of the apprenticeship it informs prepare apprentices for the workplace.  

 Participating salon owners and others with direct knowledge of the NHA programme are invited to contribute their views for its revalidation and improvement. Their feelings on the utility of behaviour, knowledge, general skills, and hairdressing skill elements to be contained in the NHA programme going forward will be researched and reviewed.  

 “We value your contributions and opinions, and sincerely thank you for helping us to keep the NHA programme relevant to the needs of the hairdressing industry,” said Margaret O’ Rourke Doherty, chief executive of HABIC, in a statement about the survey. 

  This survey will take fewer than 10 minutes to complete, and the survey closing date is 3 June 2022. 

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