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HSA kicks off educator training with Level 4 Male Grooming course

Posted: Wednesday 04 April 2012

The Habia Skills Academy (HSA) kicks off its intensive educator training programme this May with a high level course in male grooming.

Level 4 Male Grooming will cover modern gents' hairdressing, traditional gents' hairdressing, shaving and creating patterns in hair, as well as additional training and development skills. On completion of a style collection and assessment of their portfolio by VTCT, course delegates will receive a VTCT Level 4 qualification and be able to go on to deliver their own training in male grooming.

Only open to current or aspiring educators with a minimum of Level 2 Barbering, practical skills at Level 3 and at least two years' experience of the barbering industry, the course will be delivered at Leicester College by some of the top men's hairdressing educators in the country, including Mucktaru Kargbo (MK), Gary Machin, Chris Moody and Kenyon Yates, along with Course Leader Erik Lander.

The course will take place over eight separate days, which delegates must be available for, between May and October 2012. Only 10 places are available. Each place costs £1,400.

Erik Lander, Course Leader, said, "The aim of the HSA is to give educators the knowledge and experience to help learners develop the skills in specialist areas - such as barbering - that businesses need to meet client demand. The Level 4 Male Grooming course will go some way to re-establishing male grooming skills within the industry and help us meet the growing demand from male clients."

For more information on Level 4 Male Grooming, go to

Those interested in booking on the course should send their CVs to by 1 May 2012, and be available for a skills check day for the course to take place at Leicester College on 9 May 2012.
Notes to editors:

  1. The eight days of the Level 4 Male Grooming course are 20 May, 21 May, 10 June, 11 June, 1 July, 15 July, 9 September and 1 October. Delegates must be available to attend each day.
  2. The HSA has been established by Habia, the government appointed industry authority and Sector Skills Body for the hair and beauty sector, with the support of founder sponsor VTCT.
  3. The HSA will see the creation of a network of centres of expertise across the UK, with the HSA acting as a virtual online hub for guidance and information, whilst also providing targeted specialist training for educators.
  4. Skill academies work in partnership with other organisations across the education and training system, leading networks of high quality, specialist learning providers.
  5. The HSA will work with employers and sector organisations, involving them in the design and delivery of training so that it better meets their needs, thus developing a workforce with the right skills for the future.
  6. The HSA is part of Habia, and operates on a not-for-profit basis.

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  • Habia Skills Academy
  • HSA
  • male grooming
  • barbering
  • VTCT
  • Level 4 Male Grooming
  • Level 4 Barbering
  • men's hairdressing
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  • MK
  • Gary Machin
  • Chris Moody
  • Kenyon Yates
  • Erik Lander