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Mode training courses attract high interest at Skills Show

Exhibiting at the Liverpool City Region Skills Show last month proved to be highly successful for Mode with so many school pupils and parents attending the event. We received hundreds of visitors at our stand, all interested in finding out more about our Apprenticeships, Study Programmes and private courses in DJ Skills, Music Production, Hair […]

July 11, 2018 in News and Events Continue reading »

“Breakfast and a chat” launched May 14th

At Mode we proudly support both staff and learners ensuring a safe and healthy environment in which we all learn and grow, as we all go about our day to day busy life’s it is easy to  forget the impact taking time out for a chat with someone can have. To combat this on Monday […]

May 14, 2018 in News and Events Continue reading »

Hair beauty and make-up course launched

Exciting industry  Many young people are interested in becoming a part of the exciting hairdressing and beauty sector but can lack the skills, confidence and work experience required to gain employment.   Mode have joined forces with Jessica Rose Beauty Salon who have more than 20 years experience in the sector ensuring the skills learnt […]

April 28, 2018 in News and Events Continue reading »

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates

The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice and is updated every April.  You must be at least: school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage aged 25 to get the National Living Wage – the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under […]

April 10, 2018 in News and Events Continue reading »

National Apprenticeship Week 2018 #NAW2018

National Apprenticeship Week 2018 is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and takes place from 5 to 9 March 2018. It is an exciting opportunity to celebrate apprenticeships and how they benefit people, businesses, communities and our economy. Now in its 11th year, this national moment brings together everyone passionate about apprenticeships to encourage more […]

March 4, 2018 in News and Events Continue reading »

Made@Mode – Salon owner Aaron Jones

Where it all began  26 year old Aaron Jones joined Mode 7 years ago as a 19 year old who had lost his way since leaving school, in fact it was his probation officer who recommended he attend an interview at Mode to find out more about a hairdressing apprenticeship. It took Aaron a while […]

February 4, 2018 in News and Events, Student Continue reading »

Welcome to new members of Team Mode

As we enter into 2018 another exciting year looms for the team at Mode, award of additional contracts and expansion of our private training portfolio has seen additions to the team with the welcome of 5 new members of staff across the company over the past couple of months.  Experienced recruitment manager strengthens business development […]

January 1, 2018 in News and Events Continue reading »

Why not Uni?

Exploring future options Music technology study programme learners spent the day visiting Hope university creative campus. The visit was arranged by Hope university student teachers Kawtar Srhir and Aidele Casciaro who wanted the learners to explore the options available to them following completion of their study programme. Postgraduate student teachers Kawtar and Aidele are themselves […]

December 13, 2017 in News and Events Continue reading »

Film Tracks Miss Independents Following Their Dreams

Teenage girls in Liverpool are starring in a documentary showing in schools across the city. Entitled Miss Independent, the film tracks the progress of seven girls as they embark on an eight week training programme to help turn their lives around. The programme is spearheaded by Mode Training whose managing director Debbie Tagoe commissioned the […]

June 6, 2017 in News and Events Continue reading »

Apprenticeship Levy is here

Today sees the introduction of the apprenticeship levy – a new levy to underpin a reformed apprenticeship system.  If you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year, you must pay the apprenticeship levy from today 6th April 2017. The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have devised a step by step guide to […]

April 6, 2017 in News and Events Continue reading »

Professional DJ training to boost your earnings and career

Drew and Vinny, both aged 21, have completed DJ training at Mode. Getting professional DJ training has boosted their earning power and careers more than they expected. Vinny left school and started to study sports science but when it didn’t work out for him, he landed on his feet with a music tech course at […]

March 10, 2017 in News and Events, Student Continue reading »

Apprenticeship reform and what it means to your business

There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice: 90% of employers report employing an apprentice has helped their business improve the quality of their product or service 80% of companies who invest in apprentices report a significant increase in staff retention 81% of consumers favour using a company who employ apprentices 76% […]

March 9, 2017 in Blog, News and Events Continue reading »

Mode celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week will be celebrated from 6th – 10th March 2017 The overarching theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2017 is ‘Ladder of Opportunity!’- focusing on the progression routes of apprenticeships, from traineeships through to higher and Degree apprenticeships. This year is the 10th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week and over the course of the […]

March 6, 2017 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode is supporting Safer Internet Day 2017

Mode are joining the global Safer Internet Day campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 7th February 2017 with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’. Celebrated in over 100 countries, […]

February 2, 2017 in News and Events Continue reading »

Minimum wage and living wage increases from April 2017

The Government’s National Living Wage was introduced on 1 April 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over, and is currently set at £7.20 per hour. From April 2017 it will go up to £7.50. The current National Minimum Wage for those under the age of 25 still applies. The rates will change every April from […]

January 25, 2017 in News and Events Continue reading »

Music Technology student dream comes true

When music technology student Christopher Scott heard his idol hard core DJ and record producer Darren Styles was performing at O2 Academy in Liverpool he was on a mission to fulfil his life time dream and see him perform live, he had only one problem who was going to take him? Christopher 19 who has autism credits […]

November 20, 2016 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode proudly sponsor unique radio show

The only show of its kind has launched on 99.8fm KCC Live and Mode are proud sponsors!  The L100 Radio Show is the only show which is dedicated to supporting Liverpool & Merseyside Artists Every Week. The timing of this new show couldn’t have been better as we have seen the incredible rise of quality […]

November 13, 2016 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode hairdressing team style Miss Liverpool contestants

  Hairdressing assessors Michael Flood and Joanne McCormick along with former Mode student Sarah Daly of Harrison Hair Studio spent Friday perfecting the beautiful contestants for this years prestigious Miss Liverpool pageant held at Liverpool Olympia. Molly McEntee-Morris was crowned Miss Liverpool on the night, she will compete against 50 regional finalists at Miss England […]

May 22, 2016 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mental Health on the Agenda at Mode

Staff and students at Mode have signed up to tackle the stigma and discrimination around mental health. The ‘Time to Change’ pledge aims to keep staff and learners well for work and has seen more than 350 employers in England introduce action plans to achieve this. Mode’s plan includes a schedule of blogs, stress risk […]

April 22, 2016 in News and Events Continue reading »

Safer Internet Day 2016 – Play your part for a safer internet

This year Safer Internet Day is on 9th February 2016 with the theme “Play your part for a safer internet.”  The event is celebrated globally in over 100 countries, this year is set to be the biggest campaign with more than 900 organisations across the UK uniting in their support for the day. Survey reveals […]

February 9, 2016 in News and Events Continue reading »

New Skills For Christmas

Aspiring Stylist or Star? This year think about giving somebody their dream present with an experience they will remember. The gift will last a lifetime too, as they will learn new skills. If you know somebody who wants to boost their hair styling skills or an aspiring DJ, music producer or performer then Mode has […]

December 17, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode support launch of Revlon collection

They may have started out making nail varnish in the 1950s but there is no denying that Revlon has become one of the leading names in modern day hairdressing. The partnership Mode has with Revlon Professional continues to go from strength to strength. This provided us with the opportunity to work in collaboration to launch […]

December 14, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode students DJ at Hangout Liverpool

Mode music technology students have been given an amazing opportunity to perform alongside some of the cities best known DJ’s at forthcoming Hangout Liverpool. The students who are currently working towards Level 2 and Level 3 music technology qualifications will perform alongside MTV’s Mel Reeves – Mark Ingham – Juice FM’s Ian Longo – Dom […]

November 5, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

Ofsted employer survey

Ofsted have asked us to communicate the following important information to our valued employer network. We regularly publish this information on our website news and by post and e-mail. Simple 5 step online survey We would be extremely grateful if you could spend the 5 minutes required to complete the online survey following the 5 […]

October 30, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode are now a UCAS registered centre

Students who enrol onto our BTec Level 3 in Music Technology do so with career progression in mind, for some registering onto a degree level course at university is their focus. To ensure the transition is a smooth one their tutor Jamie Wainwright has successfully applied for Mode to become an official UCAS registered centre. […]

October 23, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

National minimum wage increases from 1st October 2015

The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice – you must be at least school leaving age to get it. There is a special rate for apprentices who are under the age of 19 or are in the first year of their apprenticeship Age From 1 October […]

October 5, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

New Studio Set to Boost Liverpool Music Scene

Liverpool’s thriving music scene is set to receive a boost with the opening of a new state of the art recording studio here at Mode. Music Technology and performance students at our centre, on Sefton Street in Liverpool, will be joining forces to record tracks in the studio that represents a major investment in local […]

September 17, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

Tackling Extremism – The Prevent Duty

Radicalisation in the Headlines Hardly a day goes by without terrorism, radicalisation or some other kind of extremism or abuse hitting our newspapers and TV screens. In 2014 Birmingham made the headlines when a damning OFSTED report revealed that radicalisation was a key concern at some schools in the city. As recently as June this […]

September 2, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode proud to join sponsors at Sugar Ball – Vogue Ball

Proud sponsor Mode will join a host of local businesses including Seen Liverpool, Sane Seven, Morecrofts and Akademix Dance Company as sponsors of this years Sugar Ball – Vogue Ball. The hugely successful event now in its sixth year will take place at Camp and Furnace on Saturday 10th October 2015. The increasingly popular vogue […]

August 10, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode receptionist joins LCR apprentice ambassador network

Mode receptionist Lynsey McNally has advanced from being the shy school leaver who arrived at Mode in 2010 to a confident young lady who will now be telling her apprenticeship story across the city region. As part of a Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub initiative, Lynsey completed training on presentation skills, public speaking and the […]

July 9, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

Team Mode raise more than £1150 for Cancer Research

Sefton Park was the venue for Race for Life Pretty Muddy 5K obstacle course; which 10 of Mode staff entered on Saturday morning. Debbie Tagoe MD who was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2014 suggested the team participate in the race to celebrate her birthday whilst also raising money for a cause close to […]

July 8, 2015 in News and Events, Uncategorized Continue reading »

Ofsted to change the way it inspects from September 2015

Ofsted has launched far-reaching changes to the way it inspects early years provision, schools and further education and skills. These changes will come in to affect from September 2015. Speaking to over 400 headteachers, college principals and early years professionals, Sir Michael Wilshaw praised the achievements of great education leaders over recent decades and set […]

June 15, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

Functional skills and employability in action

Read how students on our hairdressing study programme, plan their own learning as part of their employability and functional skills sessions. Enhancing Career Journeys Michael Flood hairdressing curriculum specialist has used a series of museum visits as a channel to enhance a whole host of skills that his students can put to work in the next stage of […]

April 18, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

‘Colorsmetique’ look and listen session

Mode training in partnership with Revlon Professional would like to invite you to a unique audience with the Revlon Professional UK technical manager Clare Holmes, this is is an opportunity for you to see what Revlon can offer your business and an introduction to their amazing new Colour range ‘Colorsmetique’ the most beautiful colour in […]

April 14, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode hairdressing tutors shine in Revlon Style Masters competition

Mode’s staff meeting was full of surprises this morning when representatives of Revlon Professional arrived unexpectedly. And the winner is …… Graham Oakes national sales manager for UK & Ireland along with salon account manager Matt Carrigan, Clare Holmes national education manager and Sandra Rivera, marketing intern UK made the journey from London to crown Mode hairdressing tutor […]

March 26, 2015 in News and Events, Uncategorized Continue reading »

Hairdressing tutors enter prestigious competition

Innovation Innovation and creativity are key to everything our hairdressing tutors aim to achieve with their students. Having the knowledge and ability to teach latest cuts, colours and styles using the best new products on the market is essential. Revlon Professional ensure tutors have outstanding up to date training on the use of their products, […]

March 19, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

Ofsted Employer Survey

Ofsted have asked us to communicate the following important information to our valued employer network. We regularly publish this information on our website news and by post and e-mail. Regrettably, to date there have been insufficient responses to generate a critical representative opinion from our employers. simple 5-step online survey We would be extremely grateful if […]

March 16, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

University a hit for music students

You might find it hard to imagine a group of young people, left disillusioned by school, suddenly deciding that they want to go on to higher education.  That’s exactly what happened with a group of Mode’s Key2Apprenticeship (K2A)students when they visited Staffordshire University. One of our popular K2A courses is Music Technology – students get a taste […]

March 13, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode support Liverpool Homeless F.C. Easter egg appeal

Mode proudly supports Liverpool Homeless Football Club Easter egg appeal for the 3rd consecutive year.  In addition to our annual Christmas toy appeal, we also recognise the need to ensure children affected by homelessness have a good Easter too. It could not be easier when out shopping pick up an additional egg and drop it into […]

March 11, 2015 in News and Events, Uncategorized Continue reading »

Are you Liverpool’s next top DJ?

Mode have proudly teamed with local nightclub Circo to bring you Battle of the DJ’s, if you think you have got what it takes to bag yourself a Friday night residency at the club, upload a 30 minute mix to SoundCloud before April 3rd 2015 and name it #LiverpoolsNextTopDJ. The top 12 DJs will be chosen to DJ […]

March 9, 2015 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode prioritises student health and wellbeing

Students taking part in Key to Apprenticeship programmes at Mode are benefitting from new wellbeing aspects that have been added to their training courses. Mode is piloting the initiative with students on both its Key to Apprenticeships programmes: Music and Hairdressing. The two-phase approach to improving students’ self-awareness includes firstly helping them to gain a […]

November 17, 2014 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode F.C join Belle Vale under 7’s Junior Football League

Mode are proud this season to be supporting a junior football team,  Mode F.C. play in the Under 7’s  Belle Vale Junior Football League and will this weekend be playing their first league game. The team was formed by Wesley Tagoe Music Tutor at Mode, who has spent the summer months coaching the team preparing them for the […]

September 7, 2014 in News and Events Continue reading »

Liverpool Apprentice of the Year is a cut above the rest!

Winning the Liverpool Apprentice of the Year 2014 is the perfect celebration of an impressive apprenticeship journey for one apprentice from Liverpool. 20-year-old Jess Lowry scooped the accolade at the Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Awards 2014, held to recognise and celebrate apprenticeship success in the Liverpool area. On-the-job experience Jess started her apprenticeship in June […]

August 15, 2014 in Case studies, News and Events, Student Continue reading »

Mode are proud to announce DJ Ellie Phillips performs at Liverpool Pride

This year marks the 5th anniversary of Liverpool Pride which was established in 2010 in memory of murdered gay teenager Michael Causer. We are thrilled DJ Ellie Phillips will be performing on the waterfront stage at the event to be held on 2nd August, making her the first female DJ to perform at the event. […]

July 11, 2014 in News and Events Continue reading »

Important information regarding move to Alima Centre

Mode will be moving to new premises in The Alima Centre 35 Sefton Street Liverpool 8 5SL from Tuesday 1st July, below is important information for all students, employers and stakeholders. On Thursday 26th and Friday 27th June we will have limited access to both our telephone system and e mails, the current premises at Queens […]

June 25, 2014 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode are proud to have four finalists in Liverpool City Region apprenticeship awards

20th June will see the 2nd annual Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Awards ceremony, held at a prestigious glitzy event in the grounds of  Knowsley Hall. Mode are overwhelmed four of our students have been shortlisted. Sarah Noonan  of Sarah Noonan (Caprice) has been shortlisted in the new employer of the year category, Sarah joined Mode aged 14 on […]

May 30, 2014 in News and Events Continue reading »

LCR Apprenticeship Awards website goes live!

Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Awards 2014 online application is now open, the awards which will take place on 20 June 2014 at Knowsley Hall will see a celebration of the talented apprentices across the city region. The standard of nominations received for last year’s first awards was very  high, and we expect the standard to be even higher […]

March 25, 2014 in News and Events Continue reading »

The end of Apprenticeships?

As a valued employer of apprentices , you  will be aware that their training is currently funded by Government  with the training and assessment required to complete the apprenticeship framework delivered by a training provider like Mode. The Government’s Apprenticeship funding reform technical consultation was released last week. It sets out a core model which moves […]

March 22, 2014 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode music technology students bring Juicy M to Liverpool

Mode music technology students Vinny Speare Levy Hinds and Kieran Clarke have used their entrepreneur skills to secure bringing iconic female DJ Juicy M to Liverpool. The event has been organised in conjunction with club promoter Mick Ellis and will take place at Aura on Friday 2nd May to a capacity crowd. Juicy M voted […]

February 26, 2014 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode end the year achieving prestigious Investors in People Gold standard

Mode staff are celebrating after achieving the prestigious Investors in People Gold standard for the second time. Following a recent 2 day assessment the assessor was pleased to inform the team they had achieved over and above the required 126 additional evidence requirements, an accolade which less than 2% of UK companies has achieved. The […]

December 19, 2013 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode employers pledge support to Traineeship programme

Mode have been working with our established employer base to guarantee excellent work experience opportunities focusing on ensuring young people gain the skills and experience employers are looking for. As part of your Traineeship you will receive intense work preparation training at our centre followed by a high quality period of work experience for up […]

December 8, 2013 in News and Events Continue reading »


Companies, staff and students will be asked from next week to support our #TeamModeXmasAppeal. This year we have teamed up with Liverpool Homeless Football Club in a quest to collect as many gifts as we possibly can to ensure the children of  families living in hostel accommodation do not go without a gift this Christmas. […]

November 13, 2013 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode BME students achievements recognised at Steve Biko event

Hairdressing alumni Kristiana Jacimovic and Mode music technology tutor Wesley Tagoe where both recognised for their achievements at Steve Biko Housing Association awards event in celebration of Black History Month held at Blackburne House recently. Kristiana came to Mode as a 14 year old pupil of St Benedicts on our alternative education programme in 2008 […]

October 31, 2013 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode students present morning show on Beat FM to mark Black History Month

Mode are proud to be a part of Beat FM a new youth music radio station  launched in Liverpool to mark Black History Month. The Toxteth-based station, is aimed at and run by young people from Liverpool aged 14-25 and the first urban radio station in the city. The schedule for Beat FM will include […]

October 10, 2013 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode music training hit the right notes for Liverpool trio

The musical careers of three young Liverpool students are off to a flying start thanks to their hard work, and the expertise, facilities and links to professional networks offered by Mode Training. Musicians Beth Nicholson, Jess Woof, and Shannon Geraghty all recently completed a four-week summer school taster course in Music Performing Skills at Mode. […]

September 17, 2013 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode recruitment staff are joining apprenticeship bus tour!

Young people across the region are about to receive their A-Level and GCSE results and will be looking to make some of the most important decisions they have ever had to make. Mode recruitment staff will be joining a host of career guidance specialist when the apprenticeship bus goes on a 2 week-long tour across […]

August 15, 2013 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode sponsor DJ of the Year at Liverpool Music Awards

The Awards The Liverpool Music Awards sponsored by Liverpool City Council was set up by local business woman Ellie Phillips to honour the heroes of the music industry in our city: not only local musicians, but also those behind the scenes, who facilitate and inspire others to create and perform on Merseyside. While the scope […]

June 25, 2013 in News and Events, Uncategorized Continue reading »

Are you the next big hairdresser?

THE COLLECTIVE MAGAZINE Is a contemporary arts, style and travel publication distributed to select venues across the North West region. In addition to the print readership the magazine has a digital version and the most recent issue has been read over 85,000+ times THE CONCEPT The Collective Magazine and Mode have teamed up to offer […]

June 20, 2013 in News and Events Continue reading »

Ofsted Grade 2 for Key to Apprenticeship programme

  Mode are proud to be a key partner to one of Merseyside’s largest government-funded learning programmes for 16 to 18 year olds, Key to Apprenticeships, has been commended by Ofsted after a recent inspection. Ofsted praised the impact the programme, managed by Greater Merseyside Learning Providers Federation (GMLPF) is having on the young people […]

June 3, 2013 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode link with Young Addaction to showcase local talent

    Thanks to a grant from Joe Anderson Major of Liverpool young music artists aged 16 to 24 will be given the opportunity to perform live at The Dome Grand Central Hall on 18th July. Mode and Young Addaction identified many months ago the lack of performance opportunities for young talent across the city […]

May 28, 2013 in News and Events Continue reading »

Student hair and performance event is "spectacular" success

A recent and unprecedented collaboration between Mode and tpm staff and students provided the successful platform for a stunning showcase of student skills, talent and creativity. ‘Spectacular Spectacular’ took place at Liverpool’s famous Grand Central Hall (The Dome), on Tuesday 19th March and provided the most befitting venue for a skills-circus. The show encapsulated 5 […]

March 28, 2013 in News and Events, Uncategorized Continue reading »

Mode joins forces with tpm for the Hairshow of the year

Don’t miss the student event of the year. Tuesday 19th of March at The Dome Grand Central Hall Renshaw Street Liverpool from 6.00pm onwards.

February 3, 2013 in News and Events, Uncategorized Continue reading »

Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Awards 2013

Nominations are being invited for the first ever Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Awards, which are being sponsored by Greater Merseyside Learning Provider Federation. Across the city region, many thousands of people are taking their first step on the employment ladder by training with local firms. The awards will celebrate the star workers of tomorrow – […]

January 15, 2013 in News and Events, Uncategorized Continue reading »

Seasons Greetings from Mode

Debbie and all the staff at Mode would like to wish all our students, employers, stakeholders, collaborative partners and their families a safe and happy festive break and a healthy and prosperous New Year. As this year comes to a close we reflect on a busy and successful year with outstanding achievements all of which could not have […]

December 17, 2012 in News and Events Continue reading »

Anti Bullying Week 19th to 23rd November

19 – 23 November 2012 is Anti-Bullying week. At Mode we will celebrate the week by running various activities which will give young people and staff the platform to review our current policy and practice. Focus groups will be held across all our programmes identifying issues young people at the centre are affected by on a […]

November 20, 2012 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode celebrate Black History Month

At Mode we value the diversity of all our students and staff and throughout October will be celebrating Black History Month with various activities taking place at the training centre. Students will have the opportunity to participate in sessions which will celebrate and promote contributions the Black community make to our society. Importance of community […]

October 4, 2012 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode radio link provides professional music industry experience for students

Mode has teamed up with 7Waves radio on an exciting new project that gives its music production students the chance to have their original music played on air. We are sponsoring a section of the popular Street Beats radio show, broadcasting the best of Hip Hop and RnB each Friday evening between 8pm and 11pm. […]

September 6, 2012 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode further strengthen music department with launch of GAIN

Global Arts Initiative Network (GAIN) Community Interest Company   GAIN has been formed as a platform to create links between performance communities across the globe, reinforced by Mode’s strong links with the music industry, and the broad experience of GAIN directors.   GAIN’s mission is to bring together singers, lyrists, poets, creative writers, dancers, DJs, […]

August 7, 2012 in News and Events, Uncategorized Continue reading »

Mode showcase at Out of The Blue Event

  Mode staff were out in full force on Saturday at The Out of the Blue Event at Everton Park. The event is held each year in memory of Joseph Lappin who was murdered outside The Shrewsbury youth club in 2008. Now in its fourth year the event aims to help create a positive image […]

July 1, 2012 in News and Events Continue reading »

Jubilee fever hits Mode

    Red White and Blue was order of the day when staff and students celebrated HRH Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. Alternative education and key to apprentice students were given the opportunity to create a hairstyle, design and make a costume and then showcase their overall look. A traditional tea party complete with bunting was […]

June 2, 2012 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode recruitment team across the city

During the month of May Mode staff will be attending various recruitment events across the city to promote the training courses we have on offer and provide potential students and employers with the information on how to either employ an apprentice or become an apprentice yourself. Thursday 17th May Debbie Tagoe will be presenting a […]

May 16, 2012 in News and Events, Uncategorized Continue reading »

Mode hails "Get Britain Working" initiative a huge success

When a vacancy recently became available in the recruitment department Debbie Tagoe decided to explore the options available through “The Get Britain Working” initiative.   Following a consultation visit with Job Centre Plus Employer Advisor Brad Dermott, a number of candidates were interviewed as part of the 8 week work experience programme. The prime purpose […]

April 30, 2012 in News and Events Continue reading »

A week in Koln by Debbie Tagoe

I was recently invited to join fellow directors of GMLPF as guests of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce to visit Koln to look at the German vocational educational system and the effects it has on their economy. Hold on for a whistle stop tour of my week in Koln. Day One Meeting place was 8.15 on […]

March 23, 2012 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode tutors attend New York Sound City

Mode tutors Nikki Hayden and Jason Kristensen flew to The Big Apple yesterday to attend the first ever New York Sound City. They will be attending both the NYSC Convention and performances. NYSC Convention The Convention will be taking place at The Hudson Hotel, where they will participate in a compelling series of panels, the […]

March 9, 2012 in News and Events Continue reading »
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Mode concern over vocational qualifications downgrade

Mode Training was dismayed to hear Michael Gove announce the downgrading of thousands of vocational qualifications. To maintain good league table positions, Mode fears schools will be forced to drastically reduce the number of vocational courses they offer, with potentially disastrous consequences for less academic pupils. Vocational qualifications are route to success for many Gove’s […]

February 3, 2012 in News and Events Continue reading »

National Apprenticeship Week 6 – 10 February 2012

Now in its fifth year, National Apprenticeship Week is the time when all eyes are on Apprenticeships and it’s all about raising the profile amongst employers, individuals, teachers, parents and the media. During the week Mode staff and students will be involved in various events to promote Apprenticeships including Tuesday 7th February we will be […]

January 28, 2012 in News and Events Continue reading »

Staff development: practicing what we preach

As 2011 draws to a close Mode staff will be completing their annual staff  development week before the centre closes for the Christmas and New Year festivities. Staff development week is an important week in the Mode calendar. It’s an opportunity for the staff to reflect on the previous year achievements and plan for challenges in 2012. We are proud […]

December 20, 2011 in News and Events Continue reading »
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Key to apprenticeships learner joins Mode's creative hairdressing team at city fashion show

Mode creative hairdressing team had a welcome addition in the form of key to apprenticeship learner Abbie Morton at the recent Winter Fashion Show held at The Lantern Theatre in Liverpool.

December 15, 2011 in News and Events Continue reading »

Successful completion of 2 day mental health first aid course

Amanda Clarke and Emma Sinnett recently successfully completed a 2 day course in Mental Health First Aid delivered by MHFA England. The course was held locally and attended by delegates from both private and public sector organisations all with one intention to equip themselves with the skills to provide initial help to people experiencing mental […]

December 12, 2011 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode Director delivers workshop at AELP event

Debbie Tagoe was recently invited by Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) to facilitate a workshop at the annual Dissemination of Chief Inspectors report event in Birmingham. The workshop was attended by quality assurance managers/directors from a wide range of training providers across the country. The “upping your game” workshop enabled attendees to explore […]

December 7, 2011 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode Training Director takes the reins at Liverpool Provider Network

Debbie Tagoe, director of Mode Training, has been elected chair of the Liverpool Provider Network (LPN). Debbie steps up to her new post armed with a wealth of experience in the world of work-based learning.

July 21, 2011 in News and Events Continue reading »

Alternative application form

Due to problems with our online application form, applications can now be made by completing the attached application form and e-mailing to or posting to the address provided. Application Form

June 27, 2011 in News and Events Continue reading »

Investors in People Gold Standard Achieved

On 3rd and 4th November Mode Training underwent a 2 day Investors in People assessment visit. During the visit not only did we maintain the IIP standard but we also proudly achieved the prestigious Gold Award. During the visit the assessor Maureen Edwards noted various elements of good practice including:

December 2, 2010 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode staff continue to improve workplace skills

As usual our staff at Mode have been busy working towards a whole host of qualifications to both improve personal development skills and improve all aspects of our provision. We would like to congratulate Aisha Fox for successfully completing her ‘NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration’ and for all her hard work in our quality […]

September 27, 2010 in News and Events Continue reading »
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Cyber safety training for all staff and learners

Staff at mode training are currently undertaking training to allow them to show our young people how to use the internet and mobile technology safely.  With the increase of the amount of IT equipment we now have at Mode we thought it important to ensure that both staff and learners are aware of the safe […]

May 18, 2010 in News and Events Continue reading »
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Stylists of the future ready to begin a career in hairdressing

The school year of 09/10 is now nearing its end and this means a busy time for Mode recruitment staff.  We are currently interviewing 10 candidates a week who wish to embark upon a career in hairdressing.  These potential stylists of the future have come to us from schools all over Merseyside and the surrounding […]

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Mode premises have a face-lift

As some of you may have noticed, Mode have undergone a lot of building work in the last few months.  The Mode as we knew it has been transformed into a fresh new learning centre.  With the addition of 2 new classrooms and a range of new IT equipment, both staff and learners alike are […]

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Our star apprentices are recognised at local awards ceremony

Some of our most talented apprentices and their employers received awards for their outstanding achievements at the Star Awards sponsored by Radio City 96.7. The event was held on Friday 5 February at the Echo Arena, BT Convention Centre in the city centre. Amongst the guest were local training providers, colleges, employers and learners. The […]

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£2500 Grant for Employers

The National Apprenticeship service is offering a grant of £2500 to employers who take on an unemployed apprentice aged 16 or 17.  The scheme will be running until the end of March with only 5,000 grants available across the country.  The grant is in addition to the cost of training which is already covered by […]

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Outstanding Collaborative Work at Mode Training

Mode Training has been recognised for its outstanding collaborative work and peer review in an article produced by LSIS.  This article was produced following the recent Ofsted inspection which highlighted “an outstanding collaborative partnership between six local hairdressing providers” and how the work in collaboration with these providers has “significantly improved the provision”. Read a […]

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Mode Training improve to achieve fantastic grades at Ofsted inspection

Mode was inspected in October this year by a team of inspectors from Ofsted. These inspectors spent 4 days making judgements on all aspects of Mode from the quality of our hairdressing training to the safeguarding of learners. We have now received the final report produced by Ofsted and you can download a copy by […]

December 2, 2009 in News and Events Continue reading »

Health and safety seeking assurance visit is a great success

Mode Training’s continuous improvement was again highlighted during a recent health and safety seeking assurance visit from the LSC. Our latest visit was carried out on 24 Sep 09 at our training centre. Due to all the hard work and effort by staff and learners to improve the culture of safety at Mode Training we […]

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Ofsted final report to be issued in the next couple of weeks

We are now awaiting our completed Ofsted report after our recent inspection. The sucessful inspection took place from 06 – 09 Oct 09 and the final report should be available online within the next couple of weeks. Keep checking the site for more information.

November 3, 2009 in News and Events Continue reading »
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Mode team complete charity abseil

Despite their fears, a team from mode training completed a charity abseil to raise money for Hensahws Society for Blind People. The abseil took place at the Mersey Tunnel Ventilation Shaft in Birkenhead on 27 September 09.

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Mode apprentices participate in landmark project to develop skills for working with visually-impaired clients

Mode Training has forged links with Henshaws Society for Blind People to equip its apprentices with specialist skills to provide services for hairdressing clients with visual impairments. Thanks to this exciting project developed with Henshaws, on the first Wednesday of each month, Mode hairdressing apprentices cut and style the hair of a group of people […]

September 4, 2009 in News and Events Continue reading »

Mode Training staff improve their workplace skills and knowledge

Mode Training would like to congratulate all members of staff for qualifications they have received in the last 12 months. All members of staff at Mode take part in in-house training and professional qualifications to ensure that the skills and knowledge within the company are constantly improving. This allows us to provide a quality service […]

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Apprentice minimum wage increases to £95 from Aug 2009

The increase follows a review by DIUS and DCSF of apprentice pay carried out this year. The average net earnings of an apprentice each week is £170 but the Government wants to ensure that the earnings of all apprentices are fair and that they should reflect the support given to young people pursuing other qualifications. […]

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Learners show their creative side at Annual Celebration 2009

Mode Training learners produced outstanding work last week at our Annual Celebration of Achievement. The competition was held at the Novas Contemporary Urban Centre to showcase the ability and creativity of our learners. This year learners were given a theme of ‘Hair Around the World’ and a criteria to work to depending what stage of […]

June 4, 2009 in News and Events Continue reading »

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