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29th May 2020 - Important Update for Employers and Apprentices

Hello Employers and Apprentices  

We sincerely hope you are all keeping safe and well.

The Shears Academy Team are preparing plans for returning to the Academy as soon as the government confirm it is safe to do so.

In line with the first salons opening on Saturday July 4th, we plan to re-open to Apprentices week commencing Monday 6th July with full Social Distance Secure measures in place to ensure the highest levels of safety for our team and apprentices. WE WILL NOT BE BOOKING IN MODEL CLIENTS AT THIS TIME, but Group A and C apprentices will be working on Training Heads and Group A and C on completeing all paper-based work, and theory.

The government is encouroughing everyone to avoid using public transport if at all possible. Therefore we have gathered information from Apprentices to enable us to Risk Assess their prospective journeys whilst attending Shears Academy. 

Priority will be given to those apprentices that are due to take EPA in June and August, and also those apprentices that have found difficulty in participating in online learning delivery. 

Employers: We will be contacting  you over the next week to discuss your apprentice's return to face to face training with us., meanwhile if you have any queries at this particular time, please email us on and we will get back to you

Warmest regards, the Shears Academy Team.  


Fri. 15th May 2020 Update

Latest guidance at 15th May 20

The Department for Education is updating their policies regularly to support everyone at this time, please click on the GOV.UK links below for full details:
Apprenticeships guidance:  Employers: guidance showing how to pay an apprentice that has been furloughed.

FE guidance: check here for updates concerning the reopening plans for the FE sector.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding reopening plans, you can call the Coronavirus Helpline direct on: 0800 046 8687 (8am to 6pm - Monday to Friday; 10am to 4pm - Saturday to Sunday).

If you would like to discuss any aspect of employing an Apprentice or apprenticeship training, please email Tracey, Sue or Pauline on :

Training:          Enrolment & Safeguarding:         Employment:

With thanks,

The Shears Academy Team.


Wed. 6th May 20 Latest C-19 Update for Employers and Apprentices

Please see the links below: 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): check how the apprenticeship service will support you.

Are you an apprentice? The apprentice page may help you with information on Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Any queries, or if you wish to discuss your case, please don't hesitate to contact me:

Coronavirus information

4th May 2020 - Guidance update for Apprentices and Employers

Hello Apprentices and Employers

We hope you are keeping well in mind as well as body during Coronavirus social distancing. Please click on the link below which is the latest publication dated 24th April if you are seeking the latest support and advice regarding apprenticeship training, or email your usual Shears Academy contact, and we will get back to you as soon as we can:, or

PROTECTING YOUR WELLBEING - Support information is available here

The NHS Every Mind Matters guidelines are a useful resource. For some people, social distancing and isolation at home means they are more vulnerable to abuse and violence as frustration and other pressures mount up. Support information is available here.

Safeguarding/Prevent lead: Sue:  

For applications and general enquiries:

Thank you, the Shears Academy Team

Coronavirus information


The Academy will be taking Monday off to celebrate Easter 2020, but as Shears Academy and all salons are closed to support all key workers including the NHS and reduce the risk of Covid-19 spread, and after to speaking with our apprentices, we will continue to deliver online training next week on Tuesday, 14th April,  Emma, Nancy or Tracey will be in touch with you in the usual way.

Meanwhile we wish you a safe, happy and peaceful Easter; if you are an apprentice and need us for anything, please email your assessor direct, or contact 

As you will all be aware, Sue is our safeguarding/Prevent lead, so if you have concerns in these areas, please email her on:

Thank you,

The Shears Academy Team