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ITEC Level 2 Certificate for Beauty Specialists

Comments from ITEC Examiner, Audrey Poon (September, 2021)

  • Appearance: Candidates presented well for this unit in accordance to ITEC marking criteria.

  • Candidates took care of the client ensuring the comfort and behaved in a professional manner throughout.

  • Hygiene procedures observed of a high standard.

  • The cleanse was carried out within the ITEC recommended time frame with good results recorded.

  • A comfortable treatment was observed.

  • Case studies well prepared.

  • ALL candidates passed practical exam.

ITEC Level 3 Award in Body Massage

Comments from ITEC Examiner, Audrey Poon (September, 2021)

  • Appearance: Candidates presented well for this unit in accordance to ITEC marking criteria.

  • Candidates ensured clients' comfort and modesty throughout treatment according to iTEC requirement.

  • Hygiene procedures observed of a high standard.

  • Consultation demonstrated, and work environment well prepared.

  • Candidates adapted the pressure to meet the needs of the client area worked and treatment objectives.

  • Movements were demonstrated well with skin seen rippling ahead of the movements. Pressure was accurate.

  • Entire area to be treated with petrissage which the skin and muscles to be moved appropriately.

  •  Well demonstrated with support of joint appropriately.

  • To good required standard.

  • Case studies well prepared.

  • Candidates passed practical exam.

ITEC Level 4 Award in Micro-Pigmentation

Comments from ITEC Examiner, Audrey Poon (September, 2021)

  • Appearance: Candidates presented well for this unit in accordance to ITEC marking criteria.

  • Candidates took care of the client ensuring the comfort and behaved in a professional manner throughout.

  • Hygiene procedures observed of a high standard.

  • Appropriate implantation techniques to create the desired result noted.

  • Pigments are evenly distributed with the effect which is balanced and well shaped within a commercially acceptable time.

  • The facilities and equipment meet the requirements as specified in the ITEC Centre Approval.

  • Case studies well prepared.

  • Candidates passed practical exam.

ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Treatments

Comments from ITEC Examiner, Audrey Poon (September, 2021)

  • Appearance: Candidates presented well for this unit in accordance to ITEC marking criteria.

  • Candidate took care of the clients, and informed of the ongoing treatment procedures.

  • Good hygiene procedures observed for this unit by most.

  • The candidates displayed positive body language and gained information relevant to the treatment.

  • Safety precautions observed was of a high standard. All electrical safety check was observed.

  • The area was prepared correctly.

  • Most candidates maintained communication with the client while the treatment was in progress.

  • The appropriate soothing medium was applied.

  • Oral questions generally well answered

  • The facilities and equipment meet the requirements as specified in the ITEC Centre Approval.

  • Case studies well prepared.

  • All candidates passed the practical exam.

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Nichola Sackley (July, 2021)

  • Well presented portfolio with all required information.  Interesting teaching sessions.

  • Substantial work has gone into these portfolios.

  • Informative on roles/responsibilities, relationships and creating a supportive learning environment.

  • Learners have demonstrated a good level of knowledge relating to Inclusive teaching and learning strategies.

  • Learners have delivered interesting teaching sessions to small groups of students.

  • Learners have demonstrated good knowledge of assessment practices for the students and the necessity of meeting AO and curriculum requirements.

  • Good demonstration of underpinning knowledge and use of various methods of teaching and resources.

  • Evidence provided of assessment for both theory and practical.

  • Learning criteria and assessment criteria met.

  • Learning criteria met with evidence of managing groups learning methods.

  • Assessments carried out and documented.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Nichola Sackley (July, 2021)

  • All required work was presented with content meeting all requirements.

  • Learners have demonstrated a good understanding of their roles/responsibilities as a teacher, all criteria met

  • Criteria met by learners.  Microteach completed and peer observations recorded

  • Criteria met, learners have demonstrated understanding of assessment principles/practices.

  • Interesting to watch the teaching videos and be able to match the teaching materials.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Nichola Sackley (July, 2021)

  • Well done to all learners and tutors.

  • Well presented documented evidence covering all requirements.

  • Learner has evidenced clear knowledge of their requirement in the assessment process.  

  • Lesson was used for assessment of the students with feedback for each student given and a reflection of their own practice.

  • Learners have demonstrated a clear understanding of the principles and practices of assessment and covered the required criteria.

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Nichola Sackley (May, 2021)

  • Learners have completed the required criteria.  Informative on roles/responsibilities, relationships and creating a supportive learning environment.

  • Learners have demonstrated a good level of knowledge relating to Inclusive teaching and learning strategies.

  • Learners have delivered interesting teaching sessions to small groups of students.  Videos were interesting to watch and supporting documents covered all required for delivery of a session.

  • Learners have demonstrated good knowledge of assessment practices for the students and the necessity of meeting AO and curriculum requirements.

  • Good demonstration of underpinning knowledge and use of various methods of teaching and resources.

  • Evidence provided of assessment for both theory and practical.

  • Learning criteria and assessment criteria met.

  • Learning criteria met with evidence of managing groups learning methods.

  • Assessments carried out and documented.

  • Well presented portfolio with all required information.  Interesting teaching sessions.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Nichola Sackley (May, 2021)

  • All required work was presented with content meeting all requirements.

  • Learners have demonstrated a good understanding of their roles/responsibilities as a teacher, all criteria met

  • Criteria met by learners.  Microteach completed and peer observations recorded

  • Criteria met, learners have demonstrated understanding of assessment procedures.

  • Criteria met, learners have demonstrated understanding of assessment principles/practices.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Nichola Sackley (May, 2021)

  • Learners have evidenced clear knowledge of their requirement in the assessment process.

  • A varied selection of lessons were used for assessment of their students with feedback for each student given and a reflection of their own practice.

  • Learners have demonstrated a clear understanding of the principles and practices of assessment and covered the required criteria.

  • Well presented documented evidence covering all requirements.

  • Well done to all learners and tutors.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Nichola Sackley (July, 2021)

  • All required work was presented with content meeting all requirements.

  • Interesting to watch the teaching videos and be able to match the teaching materials.

  • Learners have demonstrated a good understanding of their roles/responsibilities as a teacher, all criteria met.

  • Criteria met by learners.  

  • Microteach completed and peer observations recorded.

  • Criteria met, learners have demonstrated understanding of assessment principles/practices.

ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Treatments

Comments from ITEC Examiner, Audrey Poon (May, 2021)

  • Appearance: All candidates presented meeting the ITEC marking criteria.

  • Candidate took care of the clients.

  • Good hygiene procedures observed for this unit by most.

  • The candidates displayed positive body language and gained information relevant to the treatment.

  • Safety precautions observed was of a high standard.

  • The area was prepared correctly. Most candidates maintained communication with the client while the treatment was in progress.

  • Oral questiohs well answered by most.

  • The facilities and equipment meet the requirements as specified in the ITEC Centre Approval Form

  • All candidates passed the practical exam.

  • Exam well arranged.

ITEC Level 2 Certificate for Beauty Specialists

Comments from ITEC Examiner, Audrey Poon (May, 2021)

  • All candidates presented meeting the ITEC marking criteria.

  • Candidates ensured clients' comfort and modesty throughout treatment, and communicate ongoing treatment procedures with the clients.

  • Hygiene procedures observed of a high standard.

  • The cleanse was carried out within the ITEC recommended time frame with good results recorded.

  • All candidates used the magnifying lamp, recognition of the client's skin type and skin conditions was brief. Product recommendations was observed by the candidates.

  • Tint was mixed in accordance to ITEC marking criteria. Tint application covered lashes thoroughly. Removal of tint met ITEC marking criteria.

  • All candidates wore gloves and measured the area for treatment. Brow hairs was placed on a tissue. A comfortable treatment was observed.

  • Logical flowing massage with all the moves observed that are in the ITEC marking criteria.

  • Choice, application and removal in accordance to ITEC marking criteria.

  • Home care advice was given in accordance to ITEC marking criteria.

  • All candidates passed the practical exam.

  • Exam well arranged.

CIBTAC Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Nichola Sackley (Nov, 2020)

  • Learners have considered all aspects of managing a salon/spa and demonstrated knowledge in this area covering all criteria.

  • Good knowledge demonstrated of target market and the behaviour of the consumer. All criteria met.

  • PR strategies have been considered and executed in the Learner’s assignments.

  • Interesting Businesses with marketing criteria covered in all assignments.

  • Learners have covered all required criteria.

  • Well-presented with thorough evidence for required criteria.

  • Thank you Michelle for collating the portfolios and signposting the evidence so well.  

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Nichola Sackley (Nov, 2020)

  • Learners have demonstrated a good level of knowledge relating to Inclusive teaching and learning strategies.

  • Informative on roles/responsibilities, relationships and creating a supportive learning environment.

  • Learners have demonstrated good knowledge of assessment practices for their students and the necessity of meeting AO and curriculum requirements

  • Well structured portfolios with relevant detailed feedback.

  • Clear evidence provided for teaching sessions and assessments.

  • Learners have reflected well and show clear understanding.

  • Well done.

ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Treatments

Comments from ITEC Examiner, Audrey Poon (Nov, 2020)

  • Candidates presented with a professional uniform.

  • The candidates took care of the client's for this unit in accordance to ITEC requirements.

  • Hygiene procedures observed was a good standard.

  • The candidates displayed positive body language and gained information relevant to the treatment.

  • Safety precautions observed was of a high standard. 

  • Most candidates maintained communication with the client while the treatment was in progress.

  • Answered well in accordance to ITEC requirement by most.

  • Exam well arranged.

ITEC Level 2 Certificate for Beauty Specialists

Comments from ITEC Examiner, Audrey Poon (Nov, 2020)

  • Professional appearance by all candidates.

  • Effective client care observed, more communication explaining treatment procedures to clients.

  • To a good required standard.

  • Most provided an effective treatment with most clients had full makeup.

  • Exam well arranged.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Nichola Sackley (Oct, 2020)

  • In depth analysis of the microteach students which was interesting to read.

  • All required work was presented with content meeting all requirements.

  • Michelle – thank you for the way you presented the evidence, was very easy to verify and enjoyable to watch the videos.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Nichola Sackley (Oct, 2020)

  • Learners have demonstrated competence in their assessment skills.  

  • Varied selection of lessons used for assessment of an interesting group of students each with specific learning needs/styles, with thorough feedback for each student given and a reflection of their own practice.

  • Learners have demonstrated a clear understanding of the principles and practices of assessment and covered the required criteria.

  • Well presented documented evidence covering all requirements.

  • Well done to all learners and tutors.

 ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Treatments

Comments from ITEC Examiner, Audrey Poon (July, 2020)

  • The candidates took care of the client in accordance to ITEC requirements.

  • Good hygiene procedures observed for this unit by most.

  • The candidates displayed positive body language and gained information relevant to the treatment

  • Safety precautions observed in accordance to ITEC requirements. 

  • All electrical safety check was observed.

  • The area was prepared correctly. Most candidates maintained communication with the client while the treatment was in progress.

  • Most answered well.

  • All candidates passed the practical exam

  • Well arrangement for exam procedures and timing.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Nichola Sackley (June 2020)

  • Detailed explanation of roles and responsibilities.

  • All criteria met.

  • All required work was presented with content meeting all requirements.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Nichola Sackley (June 2020)

  • Learners have demonstrated competence in their assessment skills.  

  • An interesting varied selection of lessons were used for assessment of their students with thorough feedback for each student given and a reflection of their own practice.

  • Learners have demonstrated a clear understanding of the principles and practices of assessment and covered the required criteria.

  • Well presented documented evidence covering all requirements.

  • Well done to all learners and tutors.

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Kerry Lawlor (Oct, 2019)

  • The portfolio is well structured and includes detailed and specific tutor feedback

  • Evidence for teaching sessions is clear and supported by tutor feedback and video evidence of observations. 

  • Reflective practice is evident throughout the portfolio. Well done!

CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in Facial Electrical Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Kerry Lawlor (Oct, 2019)

  • All evidence was clearly evident in portfolios. Portfolios are well structured. 

  • All Learners performed well throughout their exams. Timing was efficient and they communicated very well with their clients. Well done!

CIBTAC Level 2 Certificate in Facial Services (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Kerry Lawlor (Oct, 2019)

  • Most questions were answered very well throughout the examination. Learners gave detailed responses to the questions asked 

  • Portfolios were well referenced and all evidence was completed.

  • All Learners showed excellent skills throughout the examination. They were professional throughout and explained each process to their clients. Well done!

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, KIM.C.A.FORD (July, 2019)

  • Candidate performed very well showing detailed plans to need their learners needs in education and training 

  • It was very inspiring to see the progressive changes throughout the course in the delivering and education of training.

  • Candidates showed excellent skills evidencing a variety of assessment with different learners in education and training. 

  • Well done to tutor and centre for excellent work shown.

  • Keep up the outstanding work.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, KIM.C.A.FORD (July, 2019)

  • The candidates showed good understanding in the principles and practices of assessment.

  • Very detailed portfolios and case studies, well presented and easy to navigate

  •  Well done to tutor and centre for outstanding detailed work.

  • A real credit to our industry of professional standards in this area.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, KIM.C.A.FORD (July, 2019)

  • Candidates showed excellent understanding in this area in the work environment.

  • Excellent clear skills shown in this area, very easy to navigate.

  • Well done to centre and tutors was good to see the clear progression of students.

  • Keep up the good work. 

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Kerrie Tomlinson (April, 2019)

  • Excellent understanding of the various ways of delivering training to learners.

  • Good understanding of how to assure the quality of assessment. 

  • Excellent portfolios, very well presented, covering all topics and in detail.

  • Well done to HKBHA and all candidates.

CIBTAC Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment  (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Kerrie Tomlinson (April, 2019)

  • Good understanding of occupational competence within the work environment.

  • Good understanding of the various assessment principles and practices. 

  • Good supporting evidence.

  • Excellent portfolios – well presented and in detail.

  • Well done to candidates.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Kerrie Tomlinson (April, 2019)

  • Good understanding of the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training.

  • Good understanding of assessment in training and education.

  • Excellent portfolios covering all necessary topics thoroughly and well presented. 

  • Well done to candidates.

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Light Therapy Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Kerrie Tomlinson (April, 2019)

  • Well done on an excellent practical examination.

  • Excellent portfolios presented.

  • Good oral questions.

CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in Facial Electrical Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Kerrie Tomlinson (April, 2019)

  • Professional, good appearance, good client communications, good hygiene, health and Safety, good timings good explanation.

  • Candidate knowledge very good.

  • Oral Questions generally well answered

CIBTAC Level 2 Certificate in Facial Services (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Kerrie Tomlinson (April, 2019)

  • Good client communications, professional appearance, excellent client care, 

  • good observations, correct skin choices, good treatment plans, well explained, ingredient knowledge generally good, all massage movements demonstrated, rate and rhythm pressure generally good, posture good, good choices of masks, good knowledge of ingredients.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner : KIM.C.A.FORD (Nov, 2018)

  • The candidates showed excellent knowledge in the area of roles, responsibilities and relationships in training and education.

  • Candidates showed great understanding especially in areas of establishing clear rules with learners, how to communicate clearly with learners, inclusive teaching practices and learning in environments.

  • Very detailed portfolios and case studies, well presented.

  • Well done to tutors and centre for outstanding detailed work.

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Light Therapy Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner : KIM.C.A.FORD (Nov, 2018)

  • Excellent client communication and clear explanation of treatment and understanding of treatment results and outcome.

  • Excellent skills shown across both areas.

  • Excellent treatment application.

  • Candidates performed excellent in oral questions.

  • Excellent detailed portfolios with detailed case studies and assignments.

  • Well done to tutors and centre for the results.

  • Keep up the excellent work.

CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in Facial Electrical Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner : KIM.C.A.FORD (Nov, 2018)

  • Excellent detailed form. Client communication. Timing in Consultation.

  • Most candidates performed well across in Hygiene, health and Safety.

  • Candidates generally performed very well in Generic Performance Indicators

  • Generally most candidates performed excellent in Facial Electrical Treatment.

  • Candidates performed very well in Atercare and Advice

  • Candidates generally performed very well across in Oral Questions.

  • Well done to tutors and candidates.

CIBTAC Level 2 Certificate in Facial Services (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner : KIM.C.A.FORD (Nov, 2018)

  • Excellent Consulatation timing. Well detailed consultation sheets, client communication. 

  • Excelllent in Hygiene, health and Safety.

  • Excellent cleanse procedure and product economy. Excellent removal of make up.

  • Excellent  in selection of exfoliation product to meet clients needs. Product Knowledge. Application and removal. Timing

  • Candidates generally performed well in in Skin Analysis

  • Candidates generally performed well in Lash & Brow Tinting

  • Excellent Eyebrow Trim procedure 

  • Good grasp of all classical movements, Excellent routine in facial massage

  • Excellent selection of mask product to meet clients needs. Product Knowledge, Removal.

  • Candidates generally performed well in aftercare.

  • Excellent selection of colours for lips and eyes. Finished results

  • Well done to tutors and center.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Helen Price (July, 2018)

  • Comprehensive assessments with evidence.

  • Assessment and assignment planning covering key elements.

  • Understanding of quality assurance and management of evidence.

  • Portfolios - Very thorough and comprehensive.

  • The school has stringent criteria in place which the candidates must follow and complete, therefore ensuring the candidates have sound knowledge and practical experience.

  • Well done to school and candidates on excellent work.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Helen Price (July, 2018)

  • Competent assignment showing understanding of assessment techniques and adaptation when required.

  • Managing standardisation and supporting evidence.

  • Concise and well planned.

  • Thorough work well done. 

CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in Facial Electrical Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Helen Price (July, 2018)

  • All Good standard - Professional communication,Hygiene, health and safety, Explanation of the effects of treatments, Reaction to treatment, Safe use of the machine

  • Excellent knowledge and detail in oral questions

CIBTAC Level 2 Certificate in Facial Services (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Helen Price (July, 2018)

  • All good Standard - Consultation, Hygiene, health and safety, Cleanse, Skin analysis, Exfoliation, Lash/brow tinting, Eyebrow trim, Massage, Massage Movements, Mask, Facial Aftercare, Make-up

  • Excellent- Oral questions

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sue Butler  (Jan, 2017)

  • Portfolios contain substantial evidence supporting each unit.  

  • All candidates presented a variety of topics for the purpose of micro- teaching and pleasing to view.  

  • The candidates have generated substantial evidence and at a high level.

CIBTAC Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sue Butler  (Jan, 2017)

  • The candidates have produced a high level of work for the qualification.

  • Work is presented well and conducive with a level 4 programme.

  • Candidates have produced a high standard of work and appropriate level for the qualification.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin (Nov, 2016)

  • Portfolios were presented and organised very well containing some very good work

  • Candidates and tutors have worked extremely hard to deliver a high level of teaching & learning

  • Well done it was a pleasure reading the portfolios

CIBTAC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Services (QCF) &

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Facial Electrical Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin (Nov, 2016)

  • All candidates portfolios were available for evidence checks all present and well organized.

  • The candidates delivered some excellent treatments with a high level of expertise. 

  • Well done to all candidates and tutors some very good professional work it was a pleasure visiting your centre.

CIBTAC Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin (Nov, 2016)

  • The candidates portfolio submitted was extremely well organised and presented professionally.

  • It was evident that a lot of hard work had been carried out by the candidate and tutors.

  • The submitted portfolio was very professional.

  • A high standard of work had been submitted.

  • Well done to the candidate and tutors it was a pleasure examining at your Centre thank you for your hospitality.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Pearl Macfarlane (July, 2016)

  • All portfolios were present. Content was questioned to test sufficiency, quality and authenticity of evidence provided and clearly verbally translated.

  • In general the quality of evidence provided exceeded the requirements for each unit.  

  • Well done to the school for providing an excellent course.

CIBTAC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Services (QCF) &

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Facial Electrical Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Pearl Macfarlane (July, 2016)

  • All portfolios had sufficient evidence to meet the range requirements.

  • Overall excellent standards demonstrated by candidates.  

  • Congratulations to the school on the professionalism of your students.

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Light Therapy Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Pearl Macfarlane (July, 2016)

  • Clear well set out portfolios with good clear photographic evidence.  

  • Candidates were well prepared and dealt professionally with models and showed outstanding professionalism during the treatment.

  • Well done to all candidates.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin (April, 2016)

  • Portfolios were presented and organised very well containing some very good work

  • Candidates and tutors have worked extremely hard to deliver a high level of teaching & learning.

  • Well done it was a pleasure reading the portfolios

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Light Therapy Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin (April, 2016)

  • A very professional organised set of portfolios all photographic evidence very clear & detailed & of a high standard.

  • A very high standard of professional Laser & Light therapy treatments carried out candidates demonstrated a high level of knowledge with a high level of professionalism also.

  • Well done to the tutors, candidates and the school very good professional work.

CIBTAC Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin (April, 2016)

  • All candidates portfolios submitted were extremely well organised and presented professionally

  • It was evident that a lot of hard work had been carried out by the candidates and tutors

  • The submitted portfolios were very professional

  • A high standard of work had been submitted

  • Well done to all candidates and tutors it was a pleasure examining at your centre.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Lesley Blair  - Vice Chairman of BABTAC & CIBTAC (Jan, 2016)

  • Portfolios were organised very well.

  • High standard of work presented.

  • Level of work produced was of an extremely high standard.

  • Michelle and her team have again delivered an in depth knowledge and understanding to their students. 100% success.

  • Well done tutors and students.

  • Portfolios produced were a pleasure to go through.

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Light Therapy Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Lesley Blair  - Vice Chairman of BABTAC & CIBTAC (Jan, 2016)

  • A very high standard of portfolios presented, very clear and easy to go through.

  • A very high standard of practical treatment demonstrated.

  • Obviously well practiced.

  • High level of professionalism demonstrated.

  • Well done candidates and teaching staff.

CIBTAC Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Lesley Blair  - Vice Chairman of BABTAC & CIBTAC (Jan, 2016)

  • All portfolios submitted were extremely well organised and presented very professionally.

  • It was obvious that a lot of hard work had been carried out by the candidates and tutors due to the quality of portfolio presented.

  • As always, a high standard of work presented in portfolios.

  • Michelle and her team’s attention to detail apparent in quality of students work presented.

  • Well done tutors and students, a pleasure to visit, 100% success.

  • No areas to improve, positive feedback across the board.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin  (Nov, 2015)

  • Portfolios were presented and organised very well containing some very good work.

  • Candidates and tutors have worked extremely hard to deliver a high level of teaching & learning.

  • Well done it was a pleasure reading the portfolios.

CIBTAC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Services (QCF) &

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Facial Electrical Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin  (Nov, 2015)

  • All portfolios were submitted and presented very professionally.

  • All photographic evidence was very clear and original.

  • Well done to all candidates

  • The candidates worked extremely professionally and were very focussed during their practical exam.

  • Well done to all staff and candidates it was a pleasure examining your work, thank you.

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Light Therapy Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin  (Nov, 2015)

  • A very professional organised set of portfolios all photographic evidence  was very clear and detailed and of a high standard. 

  • A very high standard of professional Laser & Light therapy treatments carried out candidates demonstrated a high level of knowledge with a high level of professionalism also.

  • Well done to the candidates and teaching staff excellent work.

CIBTAC Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin  (Nov, 2015)

  • All candidates portfolios submitted were extremely well organised and presented professionally.

  • It was evident that a lot of hard work had been carried out by the candidates and tutors.

  • The submitted portfolios were very professional. 

  • A high standard of work had been submitted.

  • Well done to all candidates and tutors it was a pleasure examining at your Centre.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin  (July, 2015)

  • Portfolios were presented and organized very well containing some very good work.

  • Candidates and tutors have worked extremely hard to deliver a high level of teaching and learning.

  • Well done it was a pleasure reading the portfolios.

CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in Sales Management (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin  (July, 2015)

  • Candidate portfolio submitted very professionally it was clear a lot of effort and hard work had been carried out.

  • A very organized professional portfolio was submitted.

  • It was a pleasure to read the work that had been carried out.

  • Well done keep up the high standard of work.

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Light Therapy Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin  (July, 2015)

  • A very professional, organized set of portfolios, all photographic evidence very clear and detailed and of a high standard.

  • A very high standard of professional Laser and Light therapy treatments carried out candidates demonstrated a high level of knowledge with a high level of professionalism also.

  • Well done to the candidates and the school, very good work.

CIBTAC Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sarah Martin  (July, 2015)

  • Portfolios were extremely well organized and presented it was evident a lot of hard work has been carried out and a high level of teaching and learning had taken place.

  • Well done to candidates and staff for your commitment to maintaining high standards.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sharon Preston (Jan, 2015)

  • Assignment are in Chinese but during observation and after a detailed discussion with school portfolios demonstrate a high level of reflective learner, reflective and critical thinking.

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in Work Environment (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sharon Preston (Jan, 2015)

  • All portfolios are in Chinese however after through discussion with school and a detailed explanation of portfolio contents it was clear all candidates have are taught to a high level of learning.

  • Well done to the school for maintaining high standards of teaching and learning.

CIBTAC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Services (QCF) &

CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Facial Electrical Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sharon Preston (Jan, 2015)

  • Well presented portfolios. Detailed with good images included.

  • A very good examination by most candidates

  • Overall a very good demonstration of skills and knowledge.

  • Well done to all that passed.

CIBTAC Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Light Therapy Treatments (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sharon Preston (Jan, 2015)

  • Detailed and clearly portfolios. Photographic evidence in all area.

  • An extremely high standard of teaching and learning observed.

  • A detailed understanding of Laser and IPL was demonstrated by all candidates.

  • Well done to the school and well done to all candidates

CIBTAC Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management (QCF)

Comments from CIBTAC Examiner, Sharon Preston (Jan, 2015)

  • Portfolios are in Chinese, after detailed discuss with school it was clear candidates are taught to a high standard and portfolios demonstrate a high level of leaning.

  • Well done to the school for maintaining high standards.

PEARSON BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector 

PEARSON BTEC Level 4 Award in Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Comments from BTEC Examiner, Sue Wood (June, 2011)

  • A very well organised and presented course.

  • The assignments have clear and accurate unit and programme titles.

  • Clear guidance is given to the students on how to complete the assessments.  

  • The assignments give the students good opportunities to fulfil the unit requirements.

  • Internal verification of the assignment briefs has been done, feedback given to the assessor and signed off

  • The assessors have made valid decision based on the quality of the students’ work and the course requirements.

  • Assessment is fair and consistent across all the students.

  • The feedback to the students is detailed and helpful.

  • Assessment has been internally verified.

  • Assessment meetings have been held and records of the students’ final achievement are signed and dated.

  • Some very thorough work from the students which is clear and well-presented.  There is detailed feedback from the assessor.  The assessment decisions have been internally verified.

  • The assignment briefs are integrated.  All the assessment criteria have been fully mapped against the assignments which are bilingual.  There is an assessment plan and the deadlines are valid.

  • The students have produced written work and analysis.  There is some very good, well-presented work.  There is detailed feedback given to the students.  The assessment has been internally verified.

PEARSON BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector 

PEARSON BTEC Level 4 Award in Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

PEARSON BTEC Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector 

Comments from BTEC Examiner, Sue Wood (Feb, 2011)

  • These are very well planned and organised courses with well presented portfolios.

  • It is good practice to video the micro teaching and it is very helpful to the External Verifier as the student work is in Chinese.

  • The centre has in place appropriate policies for the students concerning access to assessment.

  • Sufficient staff are available and they are qualified in beauty therapy as well as teaching.  

  • The students are enrolled in the Central Library and there is a small selection of English and Chinese textbooks available on site.  All students have their own computers and communicate by e-mail. 

  • The centre administration is good and they have registered students effectively.

  • The programme and students’ records match those of Edexcel.

  • Overall, the quality of assessments for this centre are appropriate and sufficient to permit the operation of the named BTEC programmes.

  • Assessments are vocationally relevant and appropriate.

  • Assessments have clear unit and programme details.

  • Students are given clear and comprehensive guidance on what is required and the deadlines are valid.

  • The assessments provide good opportunities for the students to achieve the unit requirements.

  • Thorough internal verification has been done on the assessments before they are issued to the students.

  • Feedback to the assessor is informal and actions have been carried out.

  • Overall, the assessment standards and processes of this centre are appropriate and sufficient to permit the certificate claims for the named BTEC programmes.

  • All the completed portfolios were available to the External Verifier.

  • The centre’s judgement is based on the quality of the students’ work and the unit requirements.

  • Assessment has been consistent and fair across all the students.

  • Clear and detailed feedback is related to the assessment criteria and gives the students advice on how to improve.

  • There is a thorough internal verification system.

  • A formal assessment review meeting was held and the minutes kept.

  • The assessment pack is thoroughly prepared, is bi-lingual and laid out clearly for the student to be able to produce good evidence.  It has been internally verified.

  • Students’ work, which is in Cantonese, is detailed and has helpful feedback.  The assessment  has been internally verified.

  • The students’ portfolios demonstrate the further requirements for Level 4.  There is detailed feedback and the work has been internally verified.  Videos of the micro-teaching were seen.

  • The student assessment pack covers all the units and closely relates to the assessment criteria.  The assignments are in both English and Chinese.  There is an assessment plan with deadlines.  The list of books and resources includes both English and Chinese texts and websites.  Clear assessment plan has been produced of where all the assessment criteria come within the assignments and to ensure full coverage.

PEARSON BTEC Level 5 HND Beauty Therapy Sciences (QCF)

Comments from BTEC Examiner, Michael Billany (Jan, 2011)

  • Assessments are specifically linked to each unit, details of which are provided for the students.  The tasks set closely match the learning outcomes stated.

  • The assessment processes are linked to the stated learning outcomes for each unit sampled and the assessment criteria for Pass are fairly and consistently applied.  

  • The level is appropriate to Higher National courses in related subject areas and for this mode of study.

  • Feedback to students is clear and formative, giving praise where due and providing additional advice for further improvement.  

  • Students indicate that they are very satisfied with the feedback provided and are also encouraged to approach staff for any clarifications needed.   

  • The staff member responsible for the internal verification of assignment briefs is also responsible for marked student work and the quality of learner feedback provided.   The internal verification protocols are well documented and the sampling procedures used are valid.

PEARSON BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector 

PEARSON BTEC Level 3  Award in Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Comments from BTEC Examiner, Sue Wood (June, 2010)

  • This course is very well planned and organised with good, well presented portfolios.

  • There is a very good internal verification system in which the planning and records are well organised.

  • The assessor and internal verifier are keen to enhance and improve the course.

  • The tutor and internal verifier are well qualified teachers and trainers with overseas qualifications.

  • The assignment briefs are vocationally relevant and in an appropriate style.

  • The assignment briefs have clear unit and programme details.

  • The course is well planned and there is clear guidance for the students on how to undertake the assessment.  

  • The assignment briefs identify the criteria against the tasks and enable the students to achieve the course requirements.

  • Internal verification of the assignment briefs has been undertaken and recorded.

  • Feedback was given to the assessor with suggestions for improvement and these were carried out.

  • The portfolios of all the students who had completed were available to the External Verifier.  They were well organised.

  • The centre has made valid decisions based on the course specifications and the quality of the student work.   

  • From the student portfolios the assessment is fair and consistent and the students felt that the assessor had been fair and consistent.

  • The assignment brief is bilingual.  It is clearly related to the criteria and provides helpful guidance for the student.  The internal verifier made several suggestions to improve the assignment which were recorded and carried out.

  • The students’ portfolio which is in Cantonese is comprehensive and there is constructive feedback on how to improve.  The assessment has been internally verified and the records are completed.

  • The assignment briefs are bilingual and are integrated and there is an assessment map to ensure that all the criteria are covered.  The briefs have been internally verified and records kept of feedback to the assessor and any changes that were made.

  • The student portfolios which are in Cantonese are well organised.  There is constructive feedback from the assessor to the students.  The students’ work has been checked by the internal verifier and the records filed.

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