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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 31, 2020

    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:

  • Is there a job attachment involved?

    During training some persons are sent on job attachment. Selection for job attachment is determined by the trainee’s performance, attitude, and behaviour as well as the availability of spaces at participating companies.

  • How recognized are the Certificates?

    Certificates are nationally and internationally recognized.

  • How often are programmes offered and what is the duration?

    Classes are offered annually on a semester system starting in August. Most classes run for two semesters and end in June, however there are some classes which run for one semester and begin again in January.

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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

  • Jason Pinder

    My experience at Structural Systems has been a positive one.  My supervisors were helpful throughout the practical training. The Apprenticeship Programme allowed me to further my welding studies, more specifically at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  Currently, I am attending at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic where I am studying Electrical Installation.  My manager, supervisor and my workmates at Structural Systems are supporting me in my studies. 

    I would advise any youngster, who wants to acquire skills to apply at the Barbados Vocational Training Board and attend the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  My advice would be get a skill and “keep off the block”.

    Jason Pinder

    Welder at Structural Systems Limited

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