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Welcome to Leslie Frances Training

Our philosophy is to deliver effective quality training to enhance the quality of the hairdressing industry and one of our best attributes is the friendly and knowledgeable staff employed within the organisation.   The training programmes available are designed to help you become a successful hair designer with a flexible and individual approach to your learning needs and practical ability.  All those involved in supporting you to develop your career want you to reach the highest standards of accomplishment.

Leslie Frances recognise that equality means commitment in giving the same entitlement to all whilst recognising that all people have different starting points in life and opportunities.

Ofsted Inspected 2008 - Grade 2  GOOD

"Leslie Frances have a passionate commitment to consistently provide the highest standards of hairdressing, training, customer service and employment in a safe environment"


About us

Leslie Frances Training has been established since 1982 but the business has a history in hairdressing going back some 120 years or so. 

We are very flexible and innovative, delivering and assessing training progress both on employer's premises and within our own training school.  Over the past 25 years or so we have built excellent relationships with several salons within the West/South Yorkshire regions.

We are capable of dealing with some 200 trainees from outside organisations and currently hold contracts with the Skills Funding Agency.

Our training programmes are constantly reviewed and updated, we incorporate all new directives recommended by the industries own training board "Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Association" (HABIA).


Facilities available

  • We have 2 fully equipped modern Training Salons where learners learn all the practical skills required for their training programme. 
  • Situated above the training salon is a large lecture theatre where learners can access the knowledge required for each unit of the qualification. 
  • Expert tuition delivered by friendly, motivated, highligh skilled and qualified Hairdressers who spend time working with clients in the salon, enabling them to be totally in touch with today's ever changing hair fashions.
  • Functional Skills Tutors to provide support and guidance
  • Employment - working in a salon gaining valuable hands-on experience.
  • Friendly, helpful guidance throughout your learning experience

Additional support

An individual learning plan enabling you to progress at your own speed, we support you every inch of the way helping you to succeed in developing your skills as well as attaining your qualification. 

Should you require additional support with any area of your learning we have the expertise and support mechanisms in place. 

IT facilities are available for all learners to access the online support and research information.

Reviews take place every 6 to 8 weeks to assess your progress and agree targets for your qualification.

One to one assessment for work based learning.  Your education will take place in our training school and also in your salon/workplace where we visit you regularly.


Learner success

Once acquired, your high level of skills and appropriate NVQ's will be valuable throughout your lifetime, they will give you a variety of career opportunities such as top stylist, management positions, cruise ships, foreign travel, TV and film work, photographic work.

Many experienced stylists regularly earn over £20,000 a year, go on to own their own business. Qualified, highly skilled, talented stylists are always in demand.  There is no limit to the opportunities available both here and abroad.


How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Leslie Frances Training directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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