MCAST Diploma for Beauty Specialists
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|MQF Level||Level 3|
|Duration||1 year full-time|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST Foundation Certificate
2 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes
Preferred: English Language, Art, Home Economics, Biology and Chemistry
A full “Secondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 2 will be accepted in lieu of one (1) O-Level pass.
|Other Entry Requirements||The applicant may be called for an interview.|
|Course Description||This course is intended for those seeking employment in salons as Beauty Specialists or to progress studies to the Level 4 Advanced
Diploma in Beauty and Complementary Therapies. The course enables the student to acquire a thorough understanding and development of skills and competences required in different areas within this field.
The student will in fact learn how to develop and carry out treatment plans independently based on the client’s requirements. Such
treatments include skin care, manicure and pedicure, depilation, nails as well as make-up services, eyebrow and eyelash treatments. Moreover the course provides the student with knowledge and skills related to health and safety practices in the salon and business factors which also include business plans, effective communication and proper conduct
This course also offers students the opportunity to strengthen key skills: English, Maltese, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology and Personal Development.
Students will be required to have basic tools and products to practise with.
The student will be asked to purchase a salon uniform (white tunic) together with tools and products, and will also be required to provide
models for salon practice.
|Study/Course Delivery||This programme of study addresses the competences required as entry level to the Community Services sector. The achievement of the required underpinning knowledge and key skills will be accomplished through contextualising key skills and adopting a highly practical approach.|
|Assessment||Assessment of the programme is an integral part of the learning process. Varied assessment methods are employed. The learning process is completed by providing students with feedback that is both formative and summative in nature.|
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1. Identify the main parts of the human body and understand diet and nutrition programmes
2. Perform manicures and pedicures and different techniques of nail extensions and nail art
3. Perform facial and make-up services as well as eyebrow and lash treatments
4. Understand the basic factors of setting up a business, maintain health and safety standards, personal appearance and good customer care.
|Core Study Units||
|Specialist Units||Depilatory Treatments Facial Care Make-Up and Eyebrow/lash treatment Hand and Foot Care Nail Technology and Nail Art Salon Management Diet and Nutrition Anatomy and Physiology Maltese English Mathematics Personal Development Information Technology Science and Technology|
|Progress After Completion||