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As a training manager, it is vital to be aware of trends in styling and the WS occupational standards and identify areas of focus. There are variations in everyday practices in each country therefore its key to ensure that competitors are trained in all areas required for the competition. Consistent training and practice is key and using a wide network of trainers to support all skill areas and to keep a focus on the confidence and mindset of competitors
The main focus on training is being consistent. We need to ensure the squad have the resources and training materials available throughout. Identifying areas of weaknesses and addressing these throughout the cycle. In the UK, hairdressing and barbering are now 2 different qualifications and students will opt for one progression pathway so a broader area of skills set is required
Embedding WS standards into curriculum