Teaching Courses, Workshops, and Advanced Teaching Skills.
If you aim to improve and are upskilling and have a passion for teaching then these Courses with the Waverley Academy are for you for hairdressing, beauty therapy, makeup, complementary therapy & fitness professionals.
Here are some reasons why people choose to train with us:
- Peace of mind
- 22+ years training teachers
- Voted Irelands number 1 training academy
- Authors’ of best selling teaching book
The following is a brief overview of the book titled “A Guide To Teaching for Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy Or fitness – 10 Key Steps”
Teaching provides a fascinating prospect for those qualified in beauty therapy, hairdressing, and fitness. It presents the opportunity to share your passion and provides many career options. However, standards for teaching have changed in recent years, and the challenges for those wanting to teach are now twofold: how do I teach to professional standards, and how do I deliver effective training? This book is designed to help you with both. It’ s written with one aim; to simplify the process of learning to teach. It is ideal for those starting their teaching career, and those already teaching who want to update their skills and knowledge.
In this book you will learn how to:
- Develop your confidence in teaching
- Plan your learning
- Motivate learners
- Design dynamic class plans
- Understand how adults learn
- Manage your learners
- Assess learning
- Evaluate teaching methods
- Support your students
- Develop great presentation skills
The 10 Steps
The 10 steps will fast-track your learning by providing key information for education and training qualifications in the UK and Ireland*.
1 – Know your own mind will explore your motivations for wanting to teach while helping you to develop a teaching philosophy. It will explore one of the most important topics for teaching; that of confidence. It will also help to develop your confidence in teaching and provide the foundations for an effective and rewarding teaching career.
2 – Understand how adults learn will introduce you to the fascinating subject of educational psychology and the mindsets of adult learners. It will enable you to understand the fundamentals of how adults learn and the key principles of adult learning. It will also highlight the characteristics of adult learners and provide some pointers for planning and delivering your learning.
3 – Get to know your learners will enable you to understand the needs of a diverse range of learners and introduce you to the topic of initial and diagnostic assessment. It will
highlight the characteristics of adult learners and will help direct your teaching efforts on many fronts.
4 – Support your learners is guaranteed to gain you respect and credibility among students. It will highlight the challenges faced by those with learning difficulties, in particular, dyslexia, and enable you to deliver education that caters for them. It will also provide you with the knowledge to equip your learners with study skills and thus enhance their chances of achieving their educational goals.
5 – Employ best teaching practice will help ensure that your teaching is guided by best practice for modern day adult education. It will discuss the key attributes of effective teachers and trainers and how they contribute to teaching excellence. It will also highlight many other aspects of best practice for teaching to professional standards in the UK and Ireland.
6 – Plan your teaching will outline many of the key terms and methods to plan and organise your teaching. It will discuss curriculum development, schemes of work, class plans and how to start a class with a new group. It will also outline many of the aids and resources used in modern day teaching including digital and online options.
7 – Deliver the learning will focus on what is probably the main aspect of the teaching and training process; that of classroom interaction with your learners. It will revisit the topic of confidence and explore your teaching and training style. It will discuss the topics of motivation and building rapport with your students, and will also bring together many of the steps discussed throughout this book.
8 – Manage the behaviours will provide a number of strategies to help with the smooth running of your learning environment. It will also provide you with guidelines for avoiding disruptive behaviours and strategies for dealing with them if they occur. The main objective of this chapter though is to equip you with the skills and knowledge to provide a positive learning environment with minimal disruptions.
9 – Assess the learning will take your teaching role to another level and introduce you to the field of assessing learning. It will highlight the many aspects associated with the planning, preparation and conducting of assessments. You will also learn how to provide feedback to your learners enabling them to work towards continuous development and improvement.
10 – Evaluate your teaching is essential for your development. It will provide you with the knowledge to evaluate your teaching methods and make improvements where necessary. It will also help improve the learning experience for your students and will contribute to your continuous professional development.
Trainers and sales reps
Another route which you may not have thought about, but a lot of our past graduates have done, is to apply for positions as trainers and sales reps with skincare brands, makeup brands, distributors and equipment suppliers. Or maybe you could apply for senior positions in high-end stores supervising makeup and skincare counters.
Graduates also work as in-house trainers for salons, spas, hotels skincare & makeup brands, local pharmacies or pharmacy chains such as Boots, Sam Mc Cauleys, Hickey’ s & Lloyds I have no doubt that if you pursue any of the career options mentioned above, your chances of succeeding will be far better than those who don’t have any teaching skills.
Feeling good about yourself is one of the most important things in life, and you will be amazed at how your confidence and self-belief develops from doing this programme. It will inspire you to things you never thought possible. Many of our graduates say it’s the best thing they have ever done. Because from day one we’ve asked our students what they want from this programme and many say they want to become more confident. So we don’t just focus on producing great teachers; we also focus on producing great people.
The aim of The Waverley Academy teacher training courses, workshops is to set you on the road to becoming an excellent facilitator of learning in the Further Education sector