Friday, 31 May 2019

Mesotherapy Training at ALD Academy in Birtley

Mesotherapy Training available at ALD Academy

Wednesday 5th June 5pm to 9pm

Fully recognised ABT certification on completion

All products and equipment provided in the academy

Dress code - Black clothing

Only £450 per student or book 2 or more for only £400 each!

Email for more details or to get booked in

Thursday, 23 May 2019

NEW....L3 Nail Technology Course in Association with B-Skill Training

NEW L3 Nail Technology Training 

New L3 Nail Technology Training 

NEW DATE*Commencing Tuesday 18th June 

The course will run Tuesday's 9.30am to 3pm for 26 sessions

Fully recognised VTCT certification on completion
Search VTCT AB30130 in your google browser for full course details

Units covered -
Monitor and maintain Health & Safety Practice in the salon
Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
Maintaining Personal Health & Well-being
Apply and maintain Nail enhancements
Provide Manicure treatments

All products and equipment provided in the academy to use during your course
Dress code is black

Kits are provided

Uniforms maybe provided*

Course fee: £3345.00 however students can tap into student loan funding and apply for the student loan for this course.  Application is carried out online (we can support)
 Plus there's no credit checks etc and the application does not affect any mortgages or current loans etc
Students will repay the loan if they begin earning over £25,725.00

Student loan link for more information or to apply -

Courses will run over the Summer holidays

If you're interested in joining drop us a message and we will get back to you to arrange for you to call in and complete our enrolment forms :)

Training Based ALD, 109-111 Blythe Terrace, Birtley. DH3 1DW

Limited spaces!

Contact us 
Tel: 01914111730
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Monday, 20 May 2019

Spaces now available for FREE Barbering Training

Spaces now available for Barbering Level 2 training at ALD Academy/The Locker Men's Barbers 

16 to 18 years as well as 19+ Adult Learning

FREE for anyone aged 16-18 years no eligibility criteria required!
FREE (**Fully Funded) for 19+ Adult Learning 

Induction Date Monday 3rd June 1pm (Course days & times below)

**Funding may apply to anyone 19+ who match at least one of the following-
Claiming Universal Credits, Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Employers Support Allowance 
or if none of the above benefits claim apply if you may still qualify if you can  provide evidence (P60, payslips, accounts) of low personal income of less than £15,736.00 per year

Course Groups available- 
Monday's 9.30am to 2.30/3pm
Monday's 4pm to 8pm

VTCT Fully Recognised L2 Barbering Qualification
Check out this qualification link for the log book showing units covered on the course

Courses will run over the Summer holidays
All products and equipment provided in the academy to use during your course
Dress code is black

If you're interested in joining drop us a message and we will get back to you to arrange for you to call in and complete our enrolment forms :)

Contact us 
Tel: 01914111730
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Friday, 17 May 2019

FREE Shampoo, Cut & Blow Dry!

FREE Shampoo, Cut & Blow dry with the lovely Beth at ALD on Tuesday 21st May

Appointments available 
10am, 11am & 1pm

Contact us 
Tel: 01914111730
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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week May 2019

Mental Health can affect us all  
Lets work together to make awareness

Links to support sites and contact numbers below -

Safeguarding Lead Contact at ALD Academy -
Paula Lowes 01914111730, 07976397419 or email or

Useful contacts - 

Anxiety UK

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.


CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm)

OCD Action

Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm)


Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and 2pm to 5pm on weekends)

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)


Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)


Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 
SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)
Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most:
Peer support forum:


Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)


Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)


Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)

Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline)

National Gambling Helpline

Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight)

Narcotics Anonymous

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)


Alzheimer's Society

Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Phone: 0300 222 1122 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends)


Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0844 477 9400 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Crime victims

Rape Crisis

To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)

Victim Support

Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)

Eating disorders


Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)

Learning disabilities


Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)


Family Lives

Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)



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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

NEW LEVEL 1 Hairdressing Training

New Hairdressing Level 1 Training group commencing Thursday 30th May 2019
The course will run every Thursday 9.30am to 2.30/3pm for approx 5 months

Only 6 spaces available so a speedy response is advised!

VTCT fully recognised certification on completion

All products and equipment are provided
Dress code: black clothing

Great location for bus links
Parking available free up on high street next to Morrisons car park

Course fees
Course fee for this course is £1645 however you maybe entitled to funding...

Eligibility for funding of the course fee fully funded - To qualify you must be 19+ and one of the following at least one of the following must apply - 

Students to be claiming JSA or ESA or or Universal Credits or Income Support or WRAG (work related access group only), receipt of any other benefit (not child benefit or working tax credits)
to have a personal income of less than £15,736.50

Students are advised to subscribe/follow our blog to gain access to ALD Policies and procedures

Please contact us to advise if you meet the funding criteria and if you would like a space, please note that we have limited spaces and will be offered first come first served.  Limited funding spaces!

Drop us an email at if you would like to join us and we'll sort your enrolment forms etc and get you started :) 

You can also complete enrolment by copying and pasting this link into your browser and downloading, printing and completing the forms.  You can drop them to us or our post box along with proof of ID, benefits etc and then we can secure your space.
Enrolment link -