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Laila Batcheldor

Level 2 Hairdressing Apprentice

Laila Batcheldor

Laila Batcheldor

17-year-old Laila Batcheldor is currently undertaking a Level 2 Hairdressing Apprenticeship at Gosforth Salon, Gallery 108. Laila applied for the apprenticeship as soon as she completed her Level 2 Hairdressing qualification at Newcastle College last year.

Why did you choose Newcastle College? 

I liked the facilities for the hairdressing courses, including the working salon and the styling heads in the classrooms. I also liked the idea of clients coming in for us to practice our skills on. I enrolled on a Level 2 course to learn the basics and then went for an apprenticeship as soon as I could, as I learn better when I’m doing practical work. 

Do you feel supported at Newcastle College? 

I received a lot of support and advice from my Level 2 tutor when I was applying for my apprenticeship. I also receive a lot of support from my employer. 

How do you feel that your apprenticeship is benefitting you? 

My apprenticeship is giving me more experience of working on the salon floor. I feel like I’m well on my way to becoming a fully qualified hairdresser who is fully confident in all aspects of hair. 

Describe your experience at Newcastle College in three words. 

Fun, entertaining, exciting. 

What are your top tips for studying at Newcastle College? 

Be organised 

Keep on top of work 

Get involved 

Don’t be afraid to ask questions