Frequently asked questions
Are your certificates enough to get me a job?
Yes. Many owners of salons, spas and nail businesses send their staff out on one day intensive courses for their training. You also have the opportunity to be self employed and offer your newly acquired skills as a mobile therapist to friends, families, work mates, doing pamper evenings etc. On the training day you will receive a wealth of information from your tutor. If you have a job in mind then please discuss the training requirements with a future employer prior to booking, so full guidance can be given.
How do I book a course?
Please contact us by phone,email or using the booking form and leave your contact details and a tutor will then contact you to arrange the time & date for your training.All payments are taken by secure card terminal facility.Alternatively please contact us first for available dates, further course information or any general enquiries you have regarding any of our courses.
Does the Academy Certificate allow me to get insurance so that I can practice?
Yes, absolutely, the certificates have been accredited by external agency The guild of Beauty Therapists - they are a leading industry association. They have given us the ability to teach students these courses to practitioner level. On each of our courses the tutor will give you information on how to obtain insurance. You will have no trouble finding insurance with our certificates.
Do we get the certificate on the day?
Not automatically, however in most cases our tutors have found that they are distributing certificates as our students successfully attain the required standards. If for any reason a tutor feels like more practice is needed then we will arrange a mutually convenient date for you to do the next course that has a spare place. At some of our venues the certificates are posted out and you will receive these through the post within a week.
What should I wear; do I need a Therapy Uniform?
VTCT courses require you to wear a tunic during your training.
Their is no requirement for any uniform when on a Guild Course, however your clothes should be comfortable and not restricting movement. Preferably with short sleeves or sleeves you can roll up. Please do not bring excessive jewellery on your course, please try to leave this at home, and also bring something to tie your hair back. Your nails should be clean, tidy and short. Please do not turn up with long acrylic nails unless you are prepared to remove them! You will receive more information in your welcoming email when you book about the requirements of the course you choose.
What happens if after my course I forget a few things?
We offer all of our students help via email or telephone after our courses. If your tutor passes you on the day then well done! You can join the other students who have graduated through CS Beauty Academy and have very good careers. If on the day you have not passed, please discuss this privately with your tutor, with regards to additional opportunities for training. Please be aware that to keep standards high we thoroughly assess each student.
Who can benefit by using our Training?
The courses are suitable for anyone, We train therapists who are looking to re-train for a career in the field of beauty and nails.
We train therapists who just want to add to their existing therapies. We train students who are completely new to nails and beauty.We train people who simply want to practice on friends and family. We train couples and friends who want to do mobile parties. We run small courses with four to ten students so you can gain maximum benefit and practical experience from your day.
What are CPD Points?
Every course offered by CS beauty academy carries CPD or Continual Professional Development points.These apply to lecturers in the beauty industry who every year are set a number of points to achieve to keep their skills updated.
All VTCT courses are delivered at our Academy training premises based in Johnstown near Wrexham and not available as one to one training at home.
Students who book onto any VTCT course will be required to purchase the relevant kit/s for training and acceptable uniform.
Installment plans are available for VTCT training and will be discussed and agreed before course commencement.
How soon after enrolling can I start the course?
Once you have enrolled on the course and paid the course fee, you will have immediate access to the online course modules which means you can start learning straight away. The text book will be posted out to you the next working day and may take 2-3 working days to arrive.
How long will it take me to complete the course?
The time it takes to complete the course will depend on how quickly you learn as an individual, and also on the number of hours per day you spend on it. Most students are able to complete the course within approximately 30 hours of study.
Is there a time limit for completing the course?
Is the course accredited?
The course is fully accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists for membership and insurance and covers all the required content for the Level 2 and Level 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistics. It is accepted widely throughout the professional beauty industry.
What support is available to me whilst doing the course?
All GTi courses have access to integrated email support from fully qualified therapists and tutors.
What if I am dyslexic?
Each course module includes an audio soundtrack of the course material which is ideal for students who are dyslexic.
Do I need anything special on my computer?
You will need to have a modern web browser and speakers or headphones. Please feel free to run the compatibility module on the beauty guilds website to check your machine.
How will the course be marked?
Following each course module you will take an online examination which requires a pass rate of 70%.
What if I fail a module?
If you fail a module you have the ability to re-take the examination twice. If you fail the module you will be contacted by the tutor who will offer support before making a final attempt.
Do I need to complete any paperwork?
No. All examinations are completed online and a record of your marks are displayed in your login area.
What will I receive when I complete the course?
You will receive a GTi certificate which will be mailed to you on successful completion of the course.
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