Just a few of the many comments our students have made while studying at The Marvell Hair Academy.
PAIGE CREIGHTON (2019)
Being one of the youngest students studying at Marvel Academy, wasn’t just a worry about the amount of learning support I would get, but it was also a worry about the one to one time I could have with the tutors. Throughout my current learning, Yvonne and Amy have been so kind and welcoming, in which they encourage myself through the course, especially when I begin to struggle on the work. They offer you one to one time, or just time when you can come in yourself and just get on with the work. They have help gained my confidence and never stop pushing me to the best of my ability. I am excited to what my future may hold with this amazing qualification.
CARLA ROBERTS (2019)
I am a current student studying NVQ level 2 hair dressing.
When looking into hair dressing courses available in Swindon, It was Swindon college and Marvell Hair Academy which caught my attention.
Being a mature student, it was essential to me that I made the right choice on a course, and where to train. Therefore I had an abundant of questions to ask. I made contact with both the college and Marvell, and it was Yvonne’s at Marvell Hair Academy fantastic communication that made me know that this was the place I wanted to do my training. All of my questions were answered promptly and in-depth. It was actually after a few email conversations with Yvonne, that I realised I wasn’t quite at the point in life where I could give the course my all and I decided to wait 1 year until my youngest was a year older and at nursery. One year on and here I am!
For me, Marvell Hair Academy is everything I wanted and more. The other students attending the academy are of a whole range of ages meaning you will never feel too old/young or out of place.
The class sizes are small and teachers are able to dedicate more time with you, which is a very different experience to a full compacity class at college, making the lessons more engaging.
The Academy is flexible, and I can fit my learning around my family without compromise. It is clean and well equipped, but most importantly Amy and Yvonne are amazing teachers. The support, patience and dedication they show to their students is incredible. All of these things together really makes Marvell Hair Academy unique. I will highly recommend the Academy to anyone wanting to train in the hair industry and hope to further my education and skills within the academy in the future.
Mandy Quarrell 2015-16
I qualified as a hairdresser to NVQ Level 2 ten years ago and have be running my own salon for nine.
I decided to gain my NVQ level 3 initially to give me confidence with colour correction and modern cutting techniques.
I chose The Marvell Hair Academy because of the small group sizes and their connection to the industry. They were extremely accommodating with the times that they offered, so I could work around my existing commitments.
After completing my NVQ3 I have since been back and gained my qualification in hair extensions and assessing vocational competence.
I have also sent two of my staff members to Marvell for further training which they found to be encouraging and inspirational, re-energising there passion for hairdressing.
I found all of the staff to be very knowledgeable and supportive throughout my training and I'm sure I will be back.
Nikki Matthews August 2016
I did my level 1 hairdressing at college when I was 16, Then I left and worked until I was 25. I went thought a break up and after that I decide to go back to what I missed and loved which was hairdressing.
My dad came home and told me about the academy where I then rang Yvonne, went in and had a chat with her.
I started my level 2 in the October, I was so excited to start, There was no worries because Yvonne and Amy is amazing! So helpful anything you needed they would help, Even with theory they would sit with you and make sure you fully understood everything.
I struggled with my cutting I really thought I wasn't going to get through it, worried I sat and spoke to Yvonne and the week after we was doing one on one cutting, after that everything just clicked and then I loved cutting. I completed my level 2 and now I am in my level 3, I am finishing in 2 months and I have loved every minute of it! I have had so much fun, Yvonne and Amy have made it an absolute pleasure to work with, even though I wont be without them totally as I am renting a chair on a Saturday within the academy!
The Marvell Hair Academy is the best choice I have ever made its worth every penny! The one on one and the extra help, and reassurance when needed just makes life so much easier especially when you work another job and things get stressful.
I owe these ladies so much they have helped me start building the empire I have always dreamed of.
Andrea Browning August 2016
In 2012, I decided to retrain as a hairdresser and Yvonne Marvell was one of the tutors on the two-year course at a Swindon college. I thought she was excellent then. When I qualified (level 2), I decided to pursue a level 3 qualification and this is where I met up with Yvonne again, now at The Marvell Hair Academy.
Due to the success at The Marvell Hair Academy they have moved to their very own new bespoke premises in Swindon. I honestly can't say enough good things about this academy: it feels like it's bespoke training such is the excellent continued support. Amy (Denton), our tutor, is especially supportive. All students are treated as valuable assets to the industry and all of the tutors are genuinely interested in having all of their students succeed.
I hope that very soon, The Marvell Hair Academy will become the UK's South West gateway for hairdresser training. They deserve all the success that their hard work will achieve.
Kelly Vowels (2016)
I have just completed a PIPs course (personal improvement course) with The Marvell Hair Academy in preparation for my level 3. Having completed my level 2 through an adult learning course at Swindon College, I didn't feel confident with the skills I had gained. Having one on one tuition with Yvonne and Amy through a taylor made package was absolutely brilliant and suited my needs accordingly. The tutors are extremely patient and knowledgeable and picked up on where I was going wrong straight away allowing me to progress quickly.
The class sizes, facilities and salon are all wonderful and perfect for students of all ages and abilities. I'd reccommend the courses to everyone.
Nicole Ewer (2016)
Marvellous Marvell Academy allows you to gain the experience of working in a real salon environment, watching stylists hands on! It's flexible, fast paced with great opportunities to rent a chair and build up your own clientele. Would highly recommend!
Claire Lay (2016)
I qualified at Swindon college in my level 2 hairdressing and even though I really enjoyed college the classes were large so it was hard to get that one on one tuition, I then decided to apply to do a pips course at The Marvell Hair Academy and I found it enjoyable, it was one on one tuition with Yvonne, she had taken time with me to go through services that I struggled with, I could do the pips course within the hours of my full time job.
Doing this pips course meant that I was getting more confident and I knew that I would definitely benefit from doing my level 3 at the academy. I started my level 3 in October 2015 and I am due to qualify October 2016 and I can honestly say it was the best decision I have ever made, I can see my confidence has grown and I enjoy every second of being there. My tutor Amy has really made me believe In myself that I can do it, she takes the time to go through questions or to show me demonstrations.
Personally for me If I struggled with a few things either Amy or Yvonne would set some time as side to help me. Group sizes are small which means you can get the support that you need and the times and days of the course are perfect to work around my full time job. The opportunities you can get whilst doing this course are amazing you get to work within a salon environment and now I am now renting a chair on a Saturday through the academy which is an amazing opportunity for myself.
Honestly if you are thinking of applying please do it here, these ladies have made me a confident hair stylist and most of all I feel really comfortable in this academy everyone helps each other out. I was worried that asking questions would be silly but that's far from it at the academy because asking questions is all part of the learning. I wouldn't be the confident, happy hair stylist without them! I would highly recommend!
I started off completing my level 1 & 2 at swindon college and even though I enjoyed the course and loved everything I was learning I struggled with the large classes and the waiting around. Yvonne was my tutor in level 2 so when I found out that she would be teaching in a salon I jumped at the chance to join her for my level 3. Im so pleased with the descision, working with yvonne in a 5 star salon is amazing, my confidence has improved and being able to work with the amazingly friendly staff and pick up on their skills has helped me improve my own.