Tip Tips for Practical Exams

In our two types of courses, Diplomas and VTCT qualifications (see what to choose here) there will be a final exam of some form. It can either be practical or written, sometimes both. This ensures the learner can achieve the outcome in both treatments or services and theory work.

In our VTCT qualifications, there is a practical assessment. In the front of each unit in your log book, it will tell you how many practical assessment are required. There is also a variety of ranges you have to cover over these amount of treatments.

You will have plenty of opportunities to practice on models before taking a practical assessment. You should always use the treatment plans given on your courses, even on practice assessments. They will get you comfortable and confident though out the treatment along with remembering your plan of the treatment.

Revision is key…

Text Book All the work and information is given to you when training but its great to use your guided text book to find out other ways of explaining things, diagrams and revision tools, step by steps of the treatments along with product information.

Practice at home You would have either purchased a kit from us, or brought your own. Either way you need to ensure you have enough kit to practice at home in between classroom sessions. Family and friends will always be your model (they love a discounted treatment). You can purchase student insurance from The Beauty Guild using code 10422 for £10 off, to ensure your covered whilst away from the academy. 

Client Scenario A great way to test product knowledge or what you would do in each treatment is make up client scenarios. For example with facials, use a flash card to write the type f client in terms of skin care, job, home use, medication and any other notes. You can then create a skincare and product plan for them in your treatment. This will familiarize yourself with products, treatment plans and client consultations.

Our tutor Sarah says ‘ most students are more relaxed for practical observations and its the main part of the subject they love. It allows us to check students knowledge and remembering they have retained the knowledge for that particular unit.’

Please remember our guidelines are from VTCT courses. This may vary for other awarding bodies. Remember to read through the questions, answer or attempt them all and use a process of elimination to remove some obvious options. Read back through at the end of your test to ensure you have not missed anything and GOOD LUCK

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