Case Study: Matt, Hair Academy South West

Matt, Hair Academy South West

“My name is Matt and I’m 17. I am currently training with ‘The Hair Academy South West’ where I’m undertaking my NVQ Level 2 as a first year Apprentice.

“I am really enjoying it – I have learnt so much already.

“My first day was a challenge, being in a new environment and meeting new people was incredibly nerve-wracking, but at the same time I was very excited.

“I have only been with the Academy for 3 months; but already I have had the opportunity to shampoo, colour, cut and blow dry client’s hair, all under the supervision of my tutors who are friendly and encouraging.”

“Running alongside my practical work, I have had assessments, which will be ongoing throughout the year.

“The theory side of the course did worry me slightly, but there is a lot of support and back up from tutors and the other apprentices.

“I have obtained so much knowledge in such a short space of time. I will also have the opportunity to go on and complete my Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 qualification.

“I can’t wait to complete my course and became a fully qualified


Matt has a salon placement four days a week but really looks forward to his time at The Academy.

Jo, his salon manager said “Matt is hardworking and a great asset to the salon team, I am sure he will go a long way”.