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Celebrating success in trichology, news and FAQs

With the last of the Certificate in trichology lectures now finished for this group, it’s time to move on to the practical and clinical trichology sessions where we get into trichological conditions.
Top Row: Caroline Reeve, Keith Barker-Jones; Dawn Francis
Front Row: Natalie Denham; Georgie Macdonald; Malinda BruceHere are the six lectures topics we cover at our School of Trichology in central Milton Keynes:

Concepts of Science in Trichology
Anatomy and Physiology for Trichology
The Role of Nutrition in Trichology
Provide a Trichology Service
Controlling Risk in Trichology Practice
Chemistry of hair and beauty products

For those interested in the course, you may find the following FAQs useful

Who are your courses for?  Any professional hairdresser, beauty or healthcare specialist.

What qualification I will receive and is it a recognised one? The qualification you will receive on completion is the Level 4 Certificate in Trichology for Hairdressers. This qualification is recognised internationally, due to the fact that it has been accredited under the auspices of ITEC. I have included the link to the qualification on the ITEC website. http://www.itecworld.co.uk/uk_qualifications/Diplomas.aspx?k=506.

What will I be able to do with this qualification? On successful completion, you will be able to become a full member of our membership organisation, the Association of Trichologists (ART). As such you will be eligible to practice as a registered trichologist.

What is the difference between the training offered by you, and training offered by others? Although I cannot comment on the training offered by other organisations, I can confirm that the Level 4 Certificate in Trichology for Hairdressers (devised and written by Trichocare Education) is the only accredited trichology qualification. Furthermore, Trichocare Education is the only centre that provides the qualification at this time.

What if I am not sure whether this course is for me? We offer prospective students the chance to first study on the Introduction to Trichology (see attached leaflet). This allows you to study trichology on a smaller scale, and allow you to make an informed decision as to whether you wish to take your studies further (and enrol onto the full certificate course).

When does the Course run? The main enrolment intake is January and September – but we can enrol at other times

What is the content of your Course?  The course is built around the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the hair, scalp and related systems. This is complemented with clinical studies.

How long does it take to study your Course?  One academic year. (Extra time is allocated where necessary.)

How do I study? Blended learning, which combines home study with attending key lectures.

Do I have to attend lectures? Yes. You need to attend 6 mandatory lectures across the academic year. These are often grouped into 2 lectures per lecture day, which means that you will attend 3 lecture days.

What materials will I be given during the Course? A detailed student guide, lecture schedule, course notes, a list of assessments, assessment guidance sheet

How many hours per week do I need to devote to study? Each week, the number of hours devoted to study will vary, but a realistic guideline is 8-10 hours per week.

Does it matter that I have not formally studied for many years? No. All you need is to be motivated and have a willingness to learn. Support and guidance is provided by the course materials and your personal tutor.

How will I be assessed? You will be assessed in a number of ways to include: written assignments; case studies; practical and oral assessments; and theory examinations

How much does the course cost?  The Certificate in Trichology for Hairdressers – £3,291 plus VAT

Can I pay in stages? An instalment scheme can be arranged. Please contact the office using the details below.