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Cosmetology

Our brand new programme in Cosmetology is designed to meet a need for trained entry-level persons to function competently in the Cosmetology industry.

Trainees will be taught the importance of proper hygiene in the salon and the various scalp infections to look out for. In addition, they will learn to treat the hair of persons of different races. The programme constitutes 5488 hours of training time over a 3 year period.  Six modules are to be completed in this programme comprising Generic Skills, Salon and Retail Management, Hair Maintenance, Beauty Treatment Services, Body Treatment Services and Related Studies. 

The initial year will be completed in the Skills Training programme, with the final two years in the Apprenticeship programme. The training will be modular, with strategic releases for on-the job training. Apprentices will required to sign a formal contract with employers and will be assessed according to the performance criteria established. They will receive a certificate of Apprenticeship on successful completion of the course.


Latest Course Information

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Duration:
    3 years
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mrs. T. Brathwaite

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few FAQs pertaining to this programme or course:

  • What is the cost of each programme?

    Only the Evening Programmes have an associated cost. This ranges between $150 and $400. For information on specific classes, please visit our Evening Programmes section.

  • Can I work and attend STP?

    No. Skills Training programmes cater to unemployed persons. The Board also conducts Evening programmes which cater to employed persons.

  • What is the Admissions Policy for Skills Training programmes?

    Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years and should have completed nine (9) years of formal education to be accepted on the BVTB Skills Training Programme, except for the Bar and Restaurant Services and vehicle operations courses. Applicants must be eighteen (18) years or older to be eligible to apply for these courses. This stipulation is in accordance with Section 57 of the Liquor Licence Act of Barbados for the Bar and Restaurant Services course. The Skills Training Programme is free to all Barbadian nationals. Non-nationals are required to pay a course fee.

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Training Centres

This course is held at the following training centre(s):

  • C. Lomer Alleyne Skills Training Centre

    The CLA centre is where most of the Board’s Evening programmes are held. It is known for its Agricultural and Engineering programmes. CLA is the BVTB’s largest centre and it continues to be expanded.

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Testimonials

  • Brian Murrell

    Thanks to the Skills Training and the Barbados Vocational Training Board, I have acquired the skills to earn an income both in a company and on my own.  If you are going to work for someone – choose your own boss – and if you are going to work for yourself, prepare to work hard, long hours.

    Brian Murrell

    Electrician
    Advanced Electrical Services Inc.

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