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About Us

E.L.M's Journey

E.L.M Academy was born with two founding partners, Emma and Luke Mitchell. Emma’s ever-growing experience in hairdressing teamed with Luke’s mass knowledge of business has enabled the Academy to flourish and thrive.

Both Emma and Luke have developed the academy to be a dynamic, innovative, vocational training organisation that specialises in delivering high quality apprenticeships in the hairdressing and barbering sector. The training offered is designed to give all apprentices a realistic work-based experience, delivered by a dedicated team of Training Co-ordinators and Technical Educators who value the apprentice’s progress and achievement.

The training team are acknowledged as experts in their field, and all have considerable commercial experience. We ensure that once the students leave the academy, they will have gained perfection in their craft. The courses are tailored to promote qualified student’s growth within the North of England, ensuring we are training the  students with the expertise and skills required to secure a successful career.

Our Mission Statement

E.L.M Academy’s mission statement is to “Engage, Learn, Motivate”. We strive to enable students to acquire the knowledge, skills and qualifications, which will in turn help them secure and sustain jobs and become an expert in their field. Our success and philosophy are rooted firmly in education. Sharing our unique experience to create innovative and globally renowned hairdressing education.

“Providing each learner with a diverse education and training programme in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation and outstanding teaching and learning opportunities.”

Our Strengths

  • Excellent links with major employers
  • Good links with local careers service and staff
  • Roll on and roll off programmes to suit employer’s
  • Specialist Functional Skills tutor
  • Excellent, accessible pastoral support for all learners
  • Up to date modern working salons
  • Bespoke delivery plans
  • Experienced tutors with a passion for the industry
  • Relaxed, fully inclusive environment
  • Functional Skills, theory and enrichment activities
  • First-aider trained and on-site

The Qualification

E.L.M Academy primarily delivers the Diplomas for the Hair Professionals-Hairdressing L2/3 and for Barbering Professional L2/3 to student’s aged 16 and above. The certificate and Diploma provide apprentices with a wide range of skills from shampooing and cutting to styling and advanced colour correction.

The Employers

The team at E.L.M Academy is your ideal training partner. We have a proven track-record for delivering training solutions that are directly responsive to the changing needs of business. Our value-for-money products and services have successfully helped many businesses to develop and strengthen their competitive business advantage.

We provide a free and comprehensive training needs analysis that leads to high quality training solutions. We have access to a range of government funding that enables you to maximise the impact of a limited training budget. We also offer a unique, free, recruitment service.