Hair and Beauty learners wow NHS staff with free treatments
NHS staff in the local area have enjoyed complementary treatments from our Hair and Beauty learners, as part of a dedicated December 2021 campaign to thank them for their work throughout the pandemic.
A total of twelve NHS staff members signed up for the year-end initiative, with services on offer including facials, massages, manicures, pedicures and haircuts. Learners from all levels of Hair and Beauty study were given the opportunity to participate, with Level 2 learners gaining first-time salon experience and Level 3 learners incorporating the campaign into their Wednesday afternoon commercial salon timetable slots.
Kylie Cole, Hair and Beauty Technician, said: ‘Getting clients in is so beneficial for our learners, as it gives them a chance to develop some valuable transferable skills. Aside from the treatment service itself, there are health and safety procedures to consider, aftercare methodologies and a strong emphasis on clear communication to provide the initial greeting and consultation as well as answering any questions and advice on self-care beyond the visit.”
The reception following the campaign has been glowing, with client feedback forms ticking the most positive response, ‘Very Good’, on all ten forms submitted. NHS staff member Alison Kilroy spoke of her experience with our Level 2 Hairdressing learner Falon Auld: “Falon listened to what I wanted, made recommendations throughout and constantly checked that I was happy. I love the finished result – a very happy customer. Thank you.” Another positive review stated: “Friendly environment, staff very helpful, will definitely come back.”
Campaign organiser Caroline Perrett said: “The NHS have worked tirelessly through these unprecedented times and we wanted to give something back as a special thank you. We have also decided to continue the free treatments to all NHS staff until the end of the academic year.”
Eastleigh College run a diverse range of beauty, therapy and hairdressing courses for both school leavers and adult professionals. For more information on our course offerings, please visit our dedicated website pages here and here.
NHS staff are welcome to free treatments until July 2022. For more information please contact the College at BeBetter@marketing.ac.uk.
Catering learner books place in Major International Chef’s Culinary Challenge final
Level 3 Advanced Professional Catering learner Rishiram Chaudhary has emerged victorious in his Main Course competition heat to reach the final of the Major International Chef’s Culinary Challenge. The final will be hosted in March at the Excel centre in London. Rishiram’s success caps off a competitive opening heat hosted at our own East Avenue restaurant. Students from both Eastleigh College and Highbury College took part, tasked with creating a main course from scratch in fifty minutes, including preparing, cooking and presenting a two course plated dish.
Eastleigh College Winter Break and January 2022
Eastleigh College is closed for the winter break from 17:00 on Thursday 23rd December 2021 to 08:30 on Tuesday 4th January 2022. During the winter break the College will be monitoring COVID-19 related developments as they may occur. The current plans for January are linked here: https://www.eastleigh.ac.uk/covid-19/. Any changes to these plans will be communicated via the College news section and social media accounts. The current plans include testing all onsite learners from Tuesday 4th to Monday 10th January.