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hi beauty experts!
another newbie on the website.:lol:.i do apologise to ask the same questions again (in advance.).
well i wanna be beauty therapist and i m most intersted in faicials and make up
after spending 2 days on this website , i made my mind to do nvq 2 at college.But today i rang 3 colleges and 2 of them said as i m 23 years old and nvq 2 is for 16 years old or under 19 years

Kingston college said i can do either of these

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques,(part time, 1 year).

National Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Applied Science)(full time 2 years).

and the Nestcot college gave me these options

Beauty Therapy Science: BTEC Higher National Diploma Full Time


or

Beauty Specialist ITEC Diploma(part time)

and the Carshalton college said i can do nvq2 (full time 1year or partime 2 years)

now i m very confused and really dont know why the colleges stated nvq2 beauty therapist on adult education section on the prospectus and as well as on the internet?:confused:

so guys here is the same question again ,which course to go for
NVQ2 ,ITEC diploma,national diploma or btec????and what your genral opinon would be if i do nvq2 part time (2 years) as i got kids!!

i really need your help ,as i have to enroll as soon as possible,but couldnt make my mind .what would u say is more recognised one?and what will be the job opportunity

many thanx
 

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i really need your help ,as i have to enroll as soon as possible,but couldnt make my mind .what would u say is more recognised one?and what will be the job opportunity

many thanx

Levels 2 AND 3 are needed by most salons. I don't understand why you can't get on the level 2 course, unless it's a funding issue or something similar.
 

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That sounds very odd! I was 36 when I started my level 2 at college, so I was definately outside the age range! Do they offer it as an evening course too?
 

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i studied at kingston college and i loved it

a few ladies in my class had done the vtct beauty specialist diploma and they spoke very highly of it
 

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thanx for quick reply :lol:
sorry to make u confused ,but what they said is that i cant do NVQ 2 beauty therapist
but i can do other courses like btec diploma,itec ,vtct beauty specialist ,national diploma
and im confuse what to choose from these options
many thanx

 

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beauty diva...if i were you i would be asking WHY NOT!? and ask specifically the difference between the diplomas and stuff (there maybe a huge cost difference ??!? maybe?!...just a thought thou), an example of peoples ages on my NVQ course are 19, 23, 25, 29 and 39 .... get asking questions as soon as they open tomorrow :) cause it seems a bit strange to me! surely age doesnt matter!
 

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beauty diva...if i were you i would be asking WHY NOT!? and ask specifically the difference between the diplomas and stuff (there maybe a huge cost difference ??!? maybe?!...just a thought thou), an example of peoples ages on my NVQ course are 19, 23, 25, 29 and 39 .... get asking questions as soon as they open tomorrow :) cause it seems a bit strange to me! surely age doesnt matter!
thanx for ur advise,i'll definitly call them tomorow
 

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Im a little confused?? I am 30 and started my NVQ2 Beauty Therapy course last september at my local college, 1 day per week for a year (9 months technically) there is also at my college this course for under 18 years olds too, they do more days a week for a longer period. Why have you been told you are unable to do an NVQ at 23??? or am I not following this properly LOL!!
 

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hi i was allowed to do nvq 2, im 23 yrs old and the college had no age limit apart from that you have to be over 16. The oldest on the course was 56, i do think its odd that you have to be under 19 tho i would ask lsc to find out where the nearest college that would allow you to the course you want.
 

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I'm 36, and I've just started an NVQ2 in Beauty Therapy at North Warwickshire and Hinckley college, on a course specifically designed for over nineteens.

As someone else suggested, it might be a funding issue, maybe to do with the Government's ELQ funding cuts. But if they specifically mention the courses under adult education in the prospectus, maybe it's worth calling the colleges again and pointing that out and asking them to explain.

It might be worth seeing if you could manage the full time course. 'Full time' in college certainly isn't what I'm used to from working full time! The Carshalton website says the full-time course is 15 hours per week (presumably plus homework).

Finally, I don't know if you've checked the OFSTED westie (http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/reports/) but that's a great place to look when you're trying to decide while college to choose. They have assessments of the colleges right down to the individual departments.
 

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thanx guyz for all ur support and advice ......I am just gonna go on open days and talk to the tutors and then I'll tell u guyz wats happening
many than xxxx
 

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Beauty Specialist ITEC Diploma(part time)

Can only praise this course as I trained on it, very high standards and excellent training,

Have been a therapist 7 years now and haven't looked back.

Good luck in your decision. xxx
 

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Hi hunni

I am currently doing the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques,(part time, 1 year). I go on a Tuesday and Thursday evening to do this course (in Huddersfield though) I love it. We do Facials, makeup, waxing, eyelash extensions, tinting, eyelash perming, manicures, pedicures, and we get trained to use dermalogica products outside college.

I also work part time and I have a 1 year old daughter. I am also doing a holistics and massage course level 2 and 3, but that is a seperate course.

I just wanted to explain what I do. You dont need to do an NVQ, ITEC is national recognised qualification. I have just gone 24 so we are the same age, and on my course I am one of the yougest, which i dont mind, I wouldnt want to do a course that was full of 16 year olds!! Hope that what I have said helps you in some way hunni xxx
 

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ITEC is international recognise .Very high standard and also you will need to do more than 100 hours practise in college with clients.
I am also VTCT level 3 qualified in holistic therapy and this one is not as strict as ITEC.
Think you should go for ITEC or NVQ.
 

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Hello,

I did NVQ level 2 12 years ago and didnt want to continue to work in this area after i qualified.

I have had a re-think of what i want out of my life and i am now training at the Yorkshire College of Beauty in Yeadon towards ITEC Beauty Specialist and i am enjoying this course alot more than th NVQ. It may be just because i am now more interested now but its a lot harder but i have learnt alot more than on the NVQ.

The difference between the two is: -

NVQ - is on going course work and home projects
ITEC - is a practical and written exam at the end

I wouldnt be put off my the exam as i have just passed ITEC Holistic Masage level 3 and i passed with a credit - which i am thrilled about.

Deffinately ITEC for me.

Hope this helps.

Sam
 

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I started my 3 year HND course at age 39 and finished at age 42. I was by far not the oldest on the course, in fact there was a mother and daughter in my class!

Trish :hug:
 

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