Head of UK Sales (North)

Claire Pye

Claire has been working in the Hair and Beauty sector since the age of 16, when she left school and completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Level 3 Hair in her local salon. Alongside this, she completed Beauty courses in areas including Reflexology as well as her Assessors Award. This led to part-time teaching hours alongside a role as a Salon Manager.

After working as a part-time lecturer for a few years, Claire secured a post as Programme Manager for Hair/Beauty Apprenticeships at her local college, a place she stayed for a total of 23 years, progressing to Head of Division of Hair/Beauty for the last 18 years.  In recent years she has successfully redesigned the curriculum across two centres as part of a College merger.

In 2020 she was successful in securing the post of Head of Transitions, Hair, Beauty and Employability at the College, a role that gave her exposure to a wide range of curriculum areas and assessment processes. She led a nationally recognised Transition model and has worked on various T Level pathways. She also led the Work Experience and Industry placements for the whole college group. This allowed her to cement her passion for Employer involvement, working with National/Local employers to have a direct impact on the lives of young people through their involvement in curriculum delivery/endorsement.

She has also worked as an Examiner and Moderator.

Claire joins iTEC/VTCT as a Partnership Planning Manager,  supporting centres by assisting with any aspect of the implementation of the curriculum.

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