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Kru Hair & Beauty Academy

New Year, New Career, New You at KRU!

Register NOW to train for an NVQ at the KRU Hair & Beauty Academy for 2017.

Have you been considering a career in hair and beauty? This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to begin their working life or perhaps considering a change in their profession/life or maybe a complete change and relocation. If you live abroad Kru also offers on site living accommodation to suit individual needs; maybe you're a teenager, single or divorced and looking for an opportunity to live in Spain and gain a new career in hair or beauty and set yourself up on a new path.

Hairdressing is an ever popular profession, and offers ample opportunities for all ages from 14 years upwards. Maybe you are fed up with your current job, or your lifestyle, or maybe you're unemployed, or simply bored with the everyday.

Whatever your situation, you are never too old to change your lifestyle and become a qualified Hairdresser, Barber or Beautician with an NVQ qualification. Here at the KRU Hair & Beauty Academy, you will be able to learn new skills and receive rewarding benefits.

Not only will you learn all the skills necessary to embark on your new career, you will also gain the benefit of always being able to earn extra money. This career offers great job satisfaction and personal feedback. Being able to change the way someone looks helps them to feel good, and that in return helps you to feel good.

Governed by the VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust) which has been a UK Government approved award organisation since 1962, the NVQ qualification package certified through KRU combines on-the-job training with theoretical and further practical training and practice. The course is taken in-house at the KRU salon in Javea, and enables you to work in the hair and beauty industry. This is typically a 2 year course but can be fast tracked over 1 1/2 years. Open equally to men and women.

Starting from the basics of shampooing, conditioning, reception, health and safety, styling, cutting and colouring, as well as optional added units. That can lead you up towards the managerial aspects of hairdressing. The more experienced you become, the higher level of NVQ Hairdressing you can achieve and pass!

Invest in yourself by taking your first step and enrolling with KRU for a new future. You will never be without money working in the hair or beauty industry, which offers a portable and lucrative career. The opportunities open to you with this qualification include working in or owning your own salon, mobile hairdressing (choose your own working hours), working in hotels, spas or on cruise ships, working within the television industry, freelancing and offering wedding hair and / or makeup services, selling hair related products as a rep, or even teaching hair and beauty to others. So consider a new future in 2017 and contact Jo Black at KRU on 966463970 to reserve your place.

Jo Black holds the TAQA assessment and The Education and Training award which qualifies her to run the academy and infer the NVQ's. Check our Course Details Below:

Hairdressing Barbering Beauty Therapy Additional Courses
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Kru Hairdressing / Barbering NVQ Course

VTCT Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Hairdressing (QCF)
VTCT Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Barbering (QCF)

Duration: 6 - 12 month training course depending on candidate.
Training: 2 Days per week at Kru Hair Academy
Age Restriction: 14+
Price: €3500 (per course)*

(*Special offer if Booking Level 1 & 2 together)

Overview:
The VTCT Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering (QCF) is a vocational qualification that will confirm your competence as an assistant junior hairdresser or barber. This qualification is designed for learners aged 14 years or over and will support you to gain employment as an assistant junior hairdresser or barber, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of an Entry level qualification in hairdressing and/or a successful skills test or interview.
This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as an assistant junior hairdresser or barber including: shampooing and conditioning hair, preparing for hair services, preparing the work area, and assisting in the monitoring health and safety practices in the salon.
You will also develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: assisting with salon reception duties, assisting with shaving services, assisting with blow-drying hair, assisting with hair colour services, assisting with perming services, assisting with plaiting and twisting hair, assisting with removing hair extensions. The structure of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career as an assistant junior hairdresser or barber.
Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the anatomy of the hair, health and safety, client care and hair product knowledge. You will develop a range of technical assisting skills in hairdressing and barbering services. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients, when assisting with salon reception duties.

The Primary Outcome:
The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering (QCF) is to confirm your competence in the job role of assistant junior hairdresser or barber. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of an assistant junior hairdresser or barber.

Qualification Structure:
Mandatory Units:
Prepare for hair surfaces and maintain work areas
Contribute to the development of effective working relationships.
Blow dry hair.
Shampoo and condition hair.

Optional - your need to cover a minimum of 2 from this group.
Assist with relaxing services
Assist with salon reception duties
Assist with hair colouring and lightening service.
Plait and twist hair using basic techniques
Assist with perming services
Remove hair extensions
Assist with shaving services

What could this qualification lead to?
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 (QCF)
- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF)
- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Combined Hair Types) (QCF)
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing (QCF)
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Men’s Hairdressing (QCF)
This is one of two VTCT certificates in hairdressing at Level 1. 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 whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients.
In contrast, the VTCT Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing Studies (QCF) has a purpose of preparing you to progress to the next level of vocational learning rather than confirming competence in a specific job role. The VTCT Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing Studies (QCF) allows you to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.

Who supports this qualification?
This qualification is based on the hairdressing and barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's professional register of hairdressers and barbers, the Hairdressing Council (HC) as being fit for purpose to confirm your competence as an assistant junior hairdresser or barber.

Further Level Courses Available:

Hairdressing Level 2 Hairdressing Level 3 Barbering Level 2
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Kru Beauty Therapy NVQ Courses

VTCT Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Beauty Therapy (QCF)

Duration: 12 month training course depending on candidate.
Training: 1 day per week at Kru Hair & Beauty Academy
Age Restriction: 14+
Price: €3500 (per course)

Overview:
The VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (QCF) is a qualification that has been specifically designed to introduce you to practical beauty therapy skills. This qualification has been designed to 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 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.

The Primary Outcome:
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

Qualification Structure:
This qualification will enable you to improving the appearance of the hands and feet with basic manicure and pedicure techniques, you will also learn how to provide relaxing head massage treatments, cleansing, toning and moisturising treatments, and you will learn how to give advice on skin care, and basic day make-up application.
To further enhance your skills you will also cover artistic and creative elements on your course such as nail art, themed face painting and photographic make-up.
To underpin this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety and you will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the skills required to support you in the beauty therapy industry such as salon reception duties, retail displays and working with others.

What could this qualification lead to?
This qualification will prepare you for further study at level 2 and you may choose to develop your skills in a specialist pathway by undertaking vocational qualifications in beauty therapy at Level 2 such as: 
-VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (QCF)
-VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Make-Up) (QCF)
-VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques (QCF)
-VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (QCF)
-VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up (QCF)

Further Level Courses Available:

beauty therapy Level 2 nail technology level 2 theatre & media level 3
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Kru Hairdressing Refresher Courses

KRU Wedding Hair Course

Duration: 1 day course (10.00am - 4.30pm)
Age Restriction: 14+
Price: €150 per student

Timetable
10.00am Morning: A lecture on recommended products and tools. Followed by demonstration on the above list.
1.00pm: Lunch (20 minute break, please bring a packed lunch).
1.20pm Afternoon: Practical session with own models. Models must have medium-long hair.
Tools and products will be supplied on the day, except straighteners.

Overview:
Jo Black Bridal Hair Course will teach and set you up on to the road of offering a large selection of bridal hair techniques. You don't need to be a qualified hairdresser, but have an interest in hair creativity.

A Beginners course that offers a great introductory into wedding hair design. You will learn how to create the following list of techniques and incorporate them with other styles;
Water fall plaits, French plait, fish tail plaits, Twists, French pleat, chignons and half up styles.

Also the course will teach you how to give a professional consultation and reach the desired look without having to show a list of different hair designs. You will learn how to prepare the hair and create volume and shape to reach the desired result with the application of hair ornamentation.

Upon completion you will receive The Jo Black Wedding Hair Diploma.


KRU Traditional Cut-throat (straight blade) Wet Shave Course

Duration: 1 day course
Age Restriction: 14+
Price: €250 per student (Included tools & products as listed below)

Overview:
Wet shaving was a lost art form that is now rapidly enjoying a remarkable renaissance into fashion and is becoming an increasingly important skill to have if you already are a barber or are contemplating becoming a barber. This course will get you cut throat (straight blade) wet shaving in a professional standard routine system.
Suitability:
Beginners, hairdressers and barbers wishing to learn cut throat (straight blade) wet shaving.
Content:
We walk you through all of the steps of the traditional cut throat (straight blade) wet shave - including facial preparation; products; hot and cold towels; holding the razor; consultation; positioning the client; direction of beard growth.
Format:
This course teaches you how to perform the traditional hot-towel wet shave through educator demos combined with a hands-on barbershop approach on models/clients.
Requirements
Attendees to supply 2 models each for the practical hands on afternoon
Tools and products: Pre Shave Oil, Post Shave Balm, Shaving Cream, Shaving Brush, Shaving Mug, Cut Throat Razor, Blades, 6 x White Towels
(Please note that all tools and products required are inclusive in the course fee to ensure that every attendee has the professional quality equipment required to perform the tasks in the course schedule. There are no exceptions)

On completion of the requirements of this course you will receive a Certificate of Attainment pertaining to this course.


KRU Hair Academy In House Refresher Cutting Course

Duration: 3 month training course
Training: 1 day per week at Kru Hair & Beauty Academy
Age Restriction: 14+
Price: €1800 (per course)

Overview:
A great opportunity for any hairdresser wanting to upgrade their skills.


NVQ Level 2 Colouring/Lightening Course

Duration: 3 month training course
Training: 1 day per week at Kru Hair Academy
Age Restriction: 14+
Price: €1800

Overview:
This is a great qualification for anyone already working in the hairdressing industry but unqualified, or for someone wanting a career as a colour technician.


KRU Hair Academy In House Refresher Colouring Course

Duration: 1 month training course
Training: 1 day per week at Kru Hair Academy
Age Restriction: 14+
Price: €850

Overview:
A great opportunity for any hairdresser wanting to upgrade their skills.


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