Welcome to your July edition of our Learner Newsletter.

From events, to good news stories and apprenticeship vacancies this newsletter covers the lot...

If you have anything you would like to share in this newsletter, make sure you email Matt Foster or send us a message through our social media channels.
Academy Centre Learner of the Month

Our learners of the month are learners who are studying full time courses with us, who stand out in their class. From outstanding progress, to smashing their personal targets, if you as a learner are doing this, it will be noticed!

There is always a bit of a reward too, a Love2Shop voucher which is very nice along with a claim to fame on the newsletter here. Check our who has achieved this award this month...

Congratulations to our learner of the month for July, Courtney Harrison! Courtney is a Beauty Therapy learner with us in Birmingham, and has achieved this award for always being polite, friendly, and her consistent effort to go above and beyond what is expected of her! Congratulations Courtney!

Congratulations to our learner of the month for July from Coventry, Ellie Healy! Ellie has achieved this award for her fantastic exam results (achieving over 85%), and for her overall improvements since joining in January. This really is some fantastic growth. Well done Ellie!

Congratulations to Megan Reeve, a Hairdressing Learner from our Rugby Academy, for her great attitude and commitment towards her qualification. Congratulations Megan!

Congratulations to Amy Osborne, a Beauty Therapy learner with us in Leicester. Amy has achieved this award for her fantastic progress, and her brilliant can-do attitude. Well done Amy!
Induction Weeks

Our Inductions Weeks took place this month, with all of our centres buzzing with new fresh faces, preparing themselves to get onto the ladder to achieve their brighter future!

Our Induction Weeks are a fantastic chance to spend time living the life of one of our learners, completing different sector specific tasks, meeting the team, talking to potential employers after completing your course, and so much more...

We have a final Enrolment Week taking place over 13 th - 14 th August 2019, which you can still apply for and attend! We also offer a 'Recommend a Friend' incentive, which could put £50 in your pocket as a token of our appreciation, all you need to do is get a friend to sign up onto one of our courses! T&C apply, head down to the bottom of this email to find out more...
National Apprenticeship Awards

Congratulations to Sam Cooper from Leicestershire County Council who is undertaking our APM Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Standard and has made it to the regional shortlisting stage for the National Apprenticeship Awards East Midlands Category! Regional finalists will be announced next month and we will keep you posted...
Setting the Standard
We are achieving an impressive 100% pass rate for our learners on our new standards. Customer Service achievers have all passed with Distinctions and our cohort for Team Leading & Management have obtained Distinction and Merit gradings.
Well done to all involved in the delivery of our new apprenticeship standards, and let's aim for 100% pass rate on all future qualifications.
Pro:Direct Academy - Northampton

With the success of our Trial Days and VAR Tournament at St Georges Park, our provision has the basis to become one of the most successful in the area!

We have already sent out conditional offers to those who have attended our open events, inviting them to join our Pre Season Training for both Northampton and Birmingham Pro:Direct Academy sites. Training will be beginning on Monday 5 th August. if you haven't attended an open event but would like to join our full time football education programme based in either Birmingham or Daventry then click here to apply!

There will be a number of different events taking place this year, from VAR Tournaments to Pro:Direct Academy Select 11, where a chosen squad will play against professional teams! Previous teams have been Manchester City U21's, Japan U18's and many more...

Keep an eye out on our social media platforms to check how our learners are getting along!
Academy Closures

We will be holding an all staff training day on Thursday 15 th August 2019 , and so all academies will be closed. If you are due to be attending the centre this day, or you are a day release learner who usually attends the centre on a Thursday, your assessor will be in touch to arrange an alternative date for training.
Bespoke Hairdressing Courses

There are limited spaces remaining for our final 3 Bespoke Hairdressing Education day courses. These are:
Foils - Leicester - 4 th September 2019
Science of Hair - Leicester - 16 th October 2019
Classic Cutting - Rugby - 13 th November 2019
Prices start at £35 per person per day and spaces are limited to 12 per course. These courses are open to all hairdressers and we are offering half price rates for study programme learners. Visit www.hoet.co.uk/bespoke for remaining dates.
Student Discounts

We now are able to offer our Learners NUS Apprentice Extra and Totum cards! These cards offer you the chance to save up to 50% on your day-to-day shopping, with big brands included in this. Speak to your centre manager for more information.
GDPR & Data Protection

We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of data protection in the workplace. A recent case involving an individual has come to light where someone has been imprisoned for accessing personal data without permissions by using a colleague’s login details and then continuing to do so once he switched employers. He was also issued with a £25,500 confiscation order and £8,000 costs. Click here to read the full article.

Data includes all personal details about someone as well as pictures and images. If you have any questions regarding GDPR and Data Protection, please speak to a member of staff in the first intance or email our Data Protection Officer.

As you may already know, all our centres and academies now have their own separate Instagram accounts....

Rugby , Leicester , Birmingham and Coventry are all now posting daily with all their academy based activity from curly blow drys to extra curricular activities. Click the links on the relevant areas above to follow and support your local centre and don't forget to tag us in any work you post on your own accounts!

We also have our new Apprenticeship Vacancies page on Instagram, ran by our Recruitment Advisor, Emma Stead .

Remember, if you are a current learner who ' Recommends A Friend' to one of our vacancies, you can earn yourself £50 .

Upcoming GCSE dates have now been released...

If you are due to take your GCSEs this next academic year, please make a note of these dates:

English - Communicating information and ideas (Paper 1): 4/11/2019
English - Exploring effects and impact (Paper 2): 6/11/2019

Maths - Paper 1: 5/11/2019
Maths - Paper 2: 7/11/2019
Maths - Paper 3: 11/11/2019

Any questions regarding these exams, please direct to your assessor. Alternatively, we have now set up a dedicated account email account for both Maths and English these are maths@hoet.co.uk and english@hoet.co.uk. Any questions please click the relevant subject above to email the education lead for that topic.

We have decided to run a monthly brainteaser for everyone! There are prizes up for grabs for the 2 lucky winners each month, one for English and one for Maths, the answers and the winners will be announced in next month's newsletter.

Think you've got what it takes? Give them a try...
Maths :

2 fathers and 2 sons ate 3 eggs for breakfast, each eating exactly one egg. How could that be?

Email your answer to our Maths lead by clicking here for your chance to win!

What word in the English Language is always spelt incorrectly?

Email your answer to our English lead by clicking here for your chance to win!
New Barbering Course Coming to Rugby
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new full time Barbering Study Programme scheduled for delivery in Rugby this summer. Plans are well underway to create a traditional Barber Shop set up on the first floor of our Rugby Training Centre. The Barber Shop will be kitted out with the latest barbering equipment to include its own separate backwash stations, specialist barbering chairs and all the associated traditional shaving equipment to include brushes, razors and towels and stocking Sebastian Professional Seb Man products. 
We took the decision to offer barbering as a full time course as the popularity of this qualification is showing no signs of stopping, with more and more salons looking to add barbering services to their existing male grooming offer but we were unable to deliver workplace training in salons that didn’t have professional barbers’ chairs as this is an essential part of the qualification. The new Barber Shop in Rugby will therefore also be able to offer day release apprenticeship training to those who were previously unable to sign up to this qualification due to not having access to train using a traditional barbering chair.
For more information on our barbering full time course visit: 
www.hoet.co.uk/barbering-full-time and to discuss day release apprenticeship options at our Rugby Training Centre contact Molly Meadows on: molly.meadows@hoet.co.uk / 07881334748 .
Have you thought about what to do next?

Have you thought about what you are going to be doing after completion of your qualification? From moving through the course levels, either through an apprenticeship or a full time course, we have got many different options for you!

If you've recently completed or are about to achieve a Teaching Assistant qualification with us did you know that we are now offering a new Learning Mentor apprenticeship ready for September for you to progress on to?

We have a number of fantastic apprenticeship vacancies, across all areas and sectors, check out the live vacancy map on our homepage to see what's available out there right now not only for you but your friends too and remember, recommending a friend will earn you a nice bonus too!

We have also recently introduced an Apprenticeship Vacancies Instagram page, where we post some of most popular and featured vacancies. Click here to follow the page...
Recommend a Friend!

Do you fancy making the easiest £50 of your life?

By simply recommending a friend to one of our full time courses or apprenticeships, you will get yourself £50!

*Terms and conditions apply, talk to a member of staff for more information...
If you'd like to share an update in next month's edition, contact Matt Foster .
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