A Badges System To Master Hairdressing Online

When you think about the areas difficult for automation to disrupt, which ones come to your mind? Arguably, they would be those where creativity is at the core. Where interaction with customers requires empathetic listening. Where professional interactions are not about the right procedures or steps, but rather, about new ideas someone wants to put forth to discuss.

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Moodlerooms’ E-Learn Magazine spoke with UK Hairdressing Academy Francesco Group Learning Manager Gemma Maxwell.

It sounds counterintuitive to think of an online course on cutting hair, let alone a complete program. But this is what Maxwell and her team have set out to do. In fairness, the practical component will still take place on the salon with volunteer tests. But as long as any theoretical concept can be taken online, it will be. One of the immediate benefits of the online course is to absolve teachers from going into theory, so they can devote to see their students in practice.

It is difficult to find high-quality teachers in this area with a sense of calling. Moodlerooms is the next best thing. It allows for self-paced learning, and it includes a set of metrics about the learning activities that help students become better at hairdressing and learning.

Completion of online skills is tracked with a badge system with no initial time constraints. This means students can take the time they need to master a subject, before moving on to the next one. Earning the seven badges will certify their knowledge on techniques, practice, regulation and more. The program is constantly reviewed and students get the updates immediately.

Completion of both the online and the practical components all but guarantees them a job in the competitive hairdressing field, across Europe and even the world, thanks to the Francesco Group’s extended network of partners.

Read Francesco Group’s five keys to success in Moodlerooms’ E-Learn Magazine.

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