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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 registration fee?

    The only fee associated with the course is the cost of the programme.

  • Will I be paid while on the Apprenticeship Programme?

    Yes, note that the wage paid varies according to the company which employs you. An apprentice is paid 45%, 55% and 75% of a regular employee’s pay in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.

  • Is there a fee for attending Skills Training Programmes (STP)?

    Barbadians do not have to pay any tuition fees to attend the Board’s Skills Training programme. Tuition is free of charge. In addition the Board provides all students with a stipend which will assist with expenses including lunch and transportation costs. Non-Barbadian students with the requisite visa are required to pay tuition fees.

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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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