Apprentice title is crowning glory for Paisley hairdresser
21 May 2015
A Paisley hairdressing trainee has beaten the cream of Scottish apprentices across all trades to be named Scottish Training Federation Apprentice of the Year. Reece Phimister, from the town’s Napier Hair and Beauty salon, was…
SkillsActive endorses Mental Health in Sport Conference
12 May 2015
With this being Mental Health Awareness week, SkillsActive and the Register of Personal Development Practitioners in Sport (RPDPS) are delighted to renew our relationship with Maudsley Learning as Media Partners for their annual 'Mental Health…
With just 36 days to go until the general election, our CEO Ian Taylor gives his opinion on the final budget announcement in his latest article for Leisure Opportunities. Economic well-being is obviously important to…
The UK’s Children’s Play Policy Forum is calling for all UK political parties to invest in children’s play because of the proven benefits to children, families and communities. ’Four asks for play’ calls on the…
Stuart Turner calls for caution over apprenticeship rate rise to £3.30
19 Mar 2015
Speaking at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment, Stuart Turner, Director of Standards and Qualificaitions for SkillsActive said:     “Policy makers and parliamentarians should be cautious over the increase in the…
SkillsActive to address All Party Parliamentary Skills Group on Apprenticeships
18 Mar 2015
We are delighted to announce that Stuart Turner, Director of Standards for SkillsActive has been asked to address the ‘All Party Parliamentary Group on Skills and Employment’ on Thursday 19th March 2015. MPs, peers and…
SkillsActive's Professional Development team to attend FIBO
18 Mar 2015
Next month SkillsActive will be attending FIBO 2015, Europe’s leading trade show for fitness, wellness and health. The annual event takes place in Cologne, Germany and this year celebrates its 30th year. Members of SkillsActive’s…
As National Apprenticeship Week 2015 enters its final day, SkillsActive and Habia would like to bring you some great feedback from apprentices and employers in the beauty sector. We are also delighted to announce that…
SkillsActive welcomes Education Committee Report into 16-19 Apprenticeships
12 Mar 2015
SkillsActive has welcomed the publication of the Education Committee’s report into Apprenticeships and Traineeships for 16 to 19 Year Olds in England. Ian Taylor, CEO for SkillsActive commented on the report: “The education committee has…
Celebrating #NAW2015 “a chance to gain more salon experience and knowledge”
11 Mar 2015
We are half way through National Apprenticeship Week and with 16% of all 16 year old apprenticeships in England being in hairdressing and barbering, SkillsActive and Habia are pleased to bring you great news for…