MCAST Foundation Certificate in Hairdressing, Beauty and Well-Being
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|MQF Level||Level 2|
|Duration||1 year full-time|
|Entry Requirements||Finished Compulsory Education
MCAST Introductory Certificate
|Other Entry Requirements||Initial Assessment Tests
Applicants with SEC/O-Level passes at Grades 6 or 7 in at least two subjects from Maltese, English Language and Mathematics or “Secondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 1 or 2 will be exempted from the Initial Assessment Tests and will start directly at Level 2.
The applicant may be called for an interview.
|Course Description||The main aim of this course is to prepare the student wishing to enter or progress studies within the hairdressing and beauty sectors. The course does not qualify the student to work in the sector but it helps the students gain the key competencies to progress to level 3 in either hairdressing, or beauty specialists study programmes where the student is trained for employment.
The course aims to provide the student with basic knowledge in beauty and hairdressing techniques and procedures that also include health and safety practices; an understanding of the basic science required for hair and beauty services and treatments; and knowledge of business concepts that the student requires in order to familiarise oneself with the hair and beauty work environment. The course also provides the student with quality work experience where the students will be expected to assist and carry out a range of assigned tasks, with other team members and on clients with an emphasis on the learning aspects of the experience. Moreover, this course provides students with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of key skills, such as English, Maltese, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology and Personal Development, all of which will be embedded in the vocational content.
The student is required to purchase hairdressing and beauty tools and uniform, and provide models for salon practice.
|Study/Course Delivery||This programme of study leads to the achievement of key competencies. The emphasis is on the teaching methodology where embedding has been selected as the main pedagogical model. Vocational Units are used as a vehicle for achieving the objective.|
|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. Develop the basics of hairdressing skills and beauty skills
2. Develop the basic skills and techniques required to follow general salon procedures and processes, including adequate health and safety practices at the workplace;
3. Acquire knowledge of fundamental biological concepts, with special focus on the workings of the human body;
4. Understand the basic business concepts required to run a micro business.
|Core Study Units||
|Specialist Units||Basic skills in hairdressing Basic skills in beauty and safe practice in the salon Understanding basic human functions Basic business concepts for micro businesses Maltese English Mathematics Personal Development Information Technology Science and Technology|
|Progress After Completion||Any MCAST course at MQF Level 3|