Success Statements and Stories

Hollie Wilson 

Congratulations to Hollie (on the left) from Louise Brooks Hair Salon in Retford for winning the Alternative Hair Show 2017 from the GeTaHead Centre. Here is the winning image. 







Ella Johnson 

Congratulations to Ella from Boons Salon in Retford who was nominated by her employer Clive and went on to win the North Notts Business Awad Apprentice of the Year 2017 – a fantastic achievement. 




Paul Gordon’s Team 

Paul Gordons team of past learners, Natasha McIntyre, Ged Mcleary, Ryan Morris and Keiran Wilks with Jake Quickenden from X-Factor as a model in Manchester in a Schwarzkopf Competition.

 Ged Mcleary

Ged Mcleary from a Positive Approach Centre is part of the Schwarzkopf L.E.A.P team. The team has been invited to Style the hair of 20 A-List celebrities who will be attending the opening of the new Fendi on Bond Street in London





Schwarzkopf Creative Team

Schwarzkopf Creative Team. Competition Manchester past learners from a Positive Approach Centre Sophie Cross, Megan Tyma, Kirby Blythe and Lauren Taylor.



La Biosthetic

La Biosthetique (Product) L Bio Awards Mellissa Sargent a Positive Approach Learner who has completed Level 2 and Working on Level 3 currently




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Jess came to the BTA Centre to complete her Level 2 CYPW with us. Her placement was at Alphabet House Day Nursery. On completion they offered her the Level 3 CYPW Apprenticeship 2012. Jess has worked hard to achieve her qualification gaining her CYPW as well her Functional Skills Maths, English, ICT at Level 2. She is continuing at Alphabet House working full time. Jess says ‘I have achieved this with the support of my placement and BTA. Having a young daughter they gave me the flexibility I needed to achieve this qualification’




Hayley came to the BTA Centre in 2012, having successfully applied for an Apprenticeship at Ryton Park School. Hayley has achieved her SSTL Level 3 as well as achieving her Functional skills in Maths and ICT 2014. Unfortunately there was not an opportunity for Hayley to continue with full time employment at Ryton Park on completion of the qualification due to school funding. Hayley has however successfully secured a full time post at Alphabet House Nursery. Hayley says ‘I have really enjoyed my experience at BTA and Ryton Park and excited to be working full time in my chosen career’




came to the Bassetlaw Training Agency Centre after securing an Apprenticeship at a local day nursery in 2012. She has worked hard to achieve her CYPW Level 3 as well as achieving her English Level 2 Functional Skills. Megan is now working full time in the Day Nursery. She says ‘I know it was hard work sometimes but with the support of Tutors and work placement, I have succeeded and I am now working full time’



Lee stared with us at the Bassetlaw Training Agency Centre to fulfil his ambition of a career working in a school. With no qualifications he thought this was not possible. Lee has achieved a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification as well as his Level 2 in Maths, English and ICT. He graduated in 2014 and is currently working full time in the local school where he did his training. ‘I didn’t think it possible and now I am looking into achieving my Teacher qualification’





Lucy started on Study Programme at the Bassetlaw Training Agency Centre  in 2012. Lucy lacked confidence, but  wanted to achieve her Level 2 childcare qualification. Through support she has successfully completed her qualification at the Local Primary school where she had her work placement.This has provided her with the opportunity to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship. Lucy says ‘I feel so much more confident and look forward to a successful career in Childcare’




Jess BTA


started at the Bassetlaw Training Agency Centre in 2007 on the E2E programme. This gave her the confidence and support to continue on to gain her level 2 Childcare qualification. In 2009 Jess successfully secured an Apprenticeship at a Local Day Nursery to compete her Level 3 CYPW. She achieved this as well as her Level 2 in English Maths and ICT Key skills. The Nursery offered her a full time job on completion. Jess said ‘I could not have done this without the support and flexibility of everyone at BTA’ Jess returned to us in 2013 to become a member of our staff working towards her Assessor Award qualification



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originally looked at starting the 16 -19 programme at the Academy Centre, Derby to help her progress to an apprenticeship in hairdressing, but on completing some initial job searching with  tutors she gained a Level 2 apprenticeship in a salon. “I enjoy working at my salon and getting to know new people. The Academy Centre staff are always helpful and give you the skills you need to get on in hairdressing”.




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Mollie began her training at the Academy Centre, Derby on Foundation Learning where she gained her English and Maths Functional Skills and worked towards an NVQ Level 1 in hairdressing and barbering. She then completed work placements to help her improve her social skills and gain extra knowledge of working in a salon. She returned to the Academy Centre after completing her training and gaining an Apprenticeship in Burton. She says of her time and support here,“The tutors were great at teaching me to be more hard working and to concentrate in class. I really wanted to come back and do an apprenticeship, and succeeded”.


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Well done to Leanne who came first in the GeTaHead Training Centre Over 18 Months  – Open Themed Competition held in June 2014. Here is her model created using a peacock theme.



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Danielle also achieved a first place in the GeTaHead Training Centre Under 18 Months  – Open Themed Competition held in June 2014. Here is her model created using a bridal theme.





In February 2013 Catherine successfully completed her advanced apprenticeship at the GeTaHead Training Centre and has since completed her TAQA (assessor qualification). Catherine is employed in a local Retford salon as a stylist / manager. She  particularly enjoys long hair work and has demonstrated these skills to other learners.





Tomcompleted his apprenticeship at the GeTaHead Training Centre in January 2013 and showed flair in wedding hair and cutting skills, he is  working in a salon continuing to develop his skills and aims to run his own business.