What to look for when booking a training course:

As much as we are all eager to book to to a training course,we sometimes forget to ask the most simple questions.


Here are a few pointers to think about.

Is the course accredited? – all training courses should be accredited with a accreditation company. Our accreditation company is The Guild for Diploma courses and VTCT for NVQ courses.  These company’s ensure the tutor is qualified, course covers the correct topics, ensure insurance is in place and enable you to gain insurance with the accreditation provider once you are qualified. Other companies include ABT, Professional Beauty and BABTAC to name a few.

Is the training centre safe? – all equipment should be PAT tested, health and safety provision should be in place, fire exits marked and pointed out upon arrival of class. Each tutor should have teaching insurance in order to cover students when practising on models should a injury occur.

Do tutors have relevant experience? – ask if your tutor carries out the treatment regularly. All staff that teach at Havering Beauty Academy, work in the salon two days per week carrying out all treatments they teach.

Can I upgrade my qualification? – ask if you can upgrade you Diploma to a NVQ either at booking or a later date. If the centre runs NVQs you should be able to do this. There may be an additional fee for assessments or individual tuition but if you require the subject to be turned into a NVQ you will need to check with the centre upon booking.

How much supervision is given? – ask how many students per tutor is standard. We cover one tutor to up to 6 students. On NVQ courses we sometimes provide two tutors nearer to assessment date.

How much help is given with paperwork? – check with your tutor how much help is given. Sometimes learning a  new qualification along side a current job can take its toll. Ensure you are offered additional help. We allow time at the end of each day with your tutor privately to deal with any assignment issues.

Will we be practicing on each other? – check if you need models, if you need to provide models or if you work on each other. Working on each other can sometimes take up training time but can also be a valuable learning experience if you have not had the treatment before. We require you to practice on each other to ensure you understand how the treatment feels but then require models in the second section of the course for you to gain feedback and experience whilst working on clients.

we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding training courses on 01708472727


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