Swap Your Schoolbook’s for Scissors
Throughout the Borough of Bury, more and more young people are becoming involved with our Hairdressing NVQ 2/3 & ASC Level One programmes. A special blend of work experience and education that leads to the award of your very own NVQ Level2/3 Certificate in Hairdressing. Our programme was developed over 20 years ago especially for young people who are considering hairdressing as a career.
Antony’s salon & academy has established links with local schools and salons and offer to train those who have a genuine interest in learning the important basics of hairdressing as part of their studies and development to become work ready.
Learn from the experts
Antony’s Salon & Academy. A name instantly recognised throughout hairdressing and highly respected as an educational organisation. Our training team have been flying the flag locally and teaching Antony’s unique techniques to young people, apprentices and fellow hairdressers since 1989.
What would be involved?
Young people who take part in the ASC Level One Programme will join our salon every week after school during term time in order to gain valuable work experience whilst undertaking high quality NVQ level standard training. The training lasts for an entire term and can start from as little as 2 hours per week (after school), or can be for one, two or even more days each week depending on the school timetable. The training concentrates on hairdressing, but we also teach subjects such as health & safety, reception work, retailing, communication, people skills and other key subjects that are designed to get young people work ready and introduce them to the dynamic, exciting and ever changing world of hairdressing and fashion.
What else will you do?
Of course as a Hairdressing NVQ Level 2/3 & ASC Level One student working in a top salon, you will do your share of coffee making, sweeping up and making sure the salon is clean and tidy. But you can be sure it does not stop there! At first you will learn the simple skills of hairdressing such as the correct method of shampooing, how to remove hair colour, how to deal with clients, answering the telephone and learning how to schedule appointments. As your confidence develops you will learn more skills such as how to blow dry hair correctly, how to dress hair, how to apply simple colour and much, much more.
What is the role of the school for ASC Level 1 Candidates?
The school plays a vital role in ASC Level One. For a start, we have to gain permission from your head teacher before you can become involved. Also, your teachers may wish to visit you at the salon from time to time to check your progress. This is something that we welcome.
What about job prospects?
In a word, excellent! The aim of ASC Level One programme is to make sure that each young person who trains with Antony’s Salon & Academy works towards becoming a fully trained and qualified hair designer.
When you have successfully completed the training programme you will have gained a tremendous insight into your chosen career and achieved a nationally recognised qualification at the same time! This is a virtual guarantee of a job in hairdressing and something every employer would appreciate.
Do you want to find out more?
We cannot tell you everything about our Hairdressing NVQ Level 2/3 & ASC Level One programmes on this page. But if this sounds interesting and you want to hear more simply email Petra at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for an application form. We also welcome enquiries from your school and from your parents.
Are You a Salon Owner & Want To Discover More?
Did you know you can send your apprentices on a day release basis to Antony’s Academy for their Hairdressing NVQ Level 2/3 training and development. As a salon owner you also qualify for a grant payment towards each young person you send to us. So what have you got to lose? Please call Antony on 07967214719 to find out more about this amazing opportunity.
Read about some of our current and former hairdressing apprentices and their journey’s at
Antony’s Professional Salon & Academy
Karly BurnKarly started at Antony’s in November 2015 as a Saturday Assistant whilst still attending The Derby High School. After finishing her last year Karly started full time Apprenticeship at Antony’s and also commenced her NVQ Level 2 training. In training she has been passing assessments in her folder to build up her portfolio and knowledge. Working during the week with all the experienced stylists extends Karly’s knowledge about all the different aspects of hairdressing.
Karly says: ‘My favourite day of the week is Monday – the training day. Our tutors are really great. They are very patient, understanding and encouraging. I feel like I can always come to them for help and advice without feeling intimidated. I also love watching them on the salon floor, they are a big inspiration for me and the other girls.’
Megan GunningIn January 2017 Megan started at Antony’s as a ‘Saturday Assistant’ firstly helping with keeping the salon clean and tidy, preparing drinks for clients and getting to know how the busy salon works.
When Megan left Tottington High School she started her Apprenticeship and now works full time as a Salon Assistant while training in the Academy.
Megan says: ‘I chose Antony’s Academy because I know girls who completed their training there and all of them loved it. I always wanted to have a creative job where you can meet new people whilst working in a busy environment. I really like that you can study and work at the same time with the same team of people. Since I started at Antony’s I have already learnt to cleanse client’s hair, apply colour, blow dry hair and take colour off. Everyone is so supportive and the atmosphere is really friendly. It is also very motivating to watch all the Hair Designers and how they can completely change somebody’s look by choosing the right hair style or colour.’
Sarah FinnertySarah had her school work experience at Antony’s in 2005 whilst attending Coney Green High School. Sarah had initially decided that she wanted to attend college to train as a hairdresser, but after impressing during her work experience placement she was offered an apprenticeship by Antony.
Since completing her NVQ Level2/3 in 2008 at just 17 years old, Sarah has achieved Senior Stylist level and is one of our busiest Stylists in the salon. In between all her salon success Sarah has had 2 children and recently re-joined our team in February 2017 following maternity leave. Sarah’s regular clients could not be happier to welcome her back.
Sarah says: ‘In-salon training is more individual, apprentices can do it at their own pace. It only took me 1 year 4months to qualify because I got a lot of support & models in. As you pass things off you can start practising in the salon so you get used to running a busy column and timings which lead to you becoming more commercially productive. You also earn money while you train. and have a job at the end of it.’
Experience hairdressing with the experts
If you are interested in joining our Academy Programme, send us a message via our online form (click or tap the button below), email email@example.com or phone 0161 764 3074.
Antony's Hair Salon & Training Academy
‘Great Service – Great Hair – Great Value’
Antony's Professional Hair Salon & Academy
9-11 Tithebarn Street
0161 764 3074
Monday 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 9:00 - 18:00
Thursday 9:00 - 20:00
Friday 9:00 - 17:30
Saturday 9:00 - 17:00