Certificate in Trichology Prospectus

Who is the Course for?

The Certificate in Trichology for Hairdressers Course is designed for professionals with a hairdressing, beauty therapy or medical background who are interested in the science of the hair and scalp. The Course looks at how the body works, and the types of conditions that can affect the well-being of the hair and scalp.

By successfully studying the Course, professionals can develop their knowledge and skills, and progress to becoming a practitioner in the health of the hair and scalp – known as a Trichologist.

What can I do when I’ve finished the Course?

On successfully completing the Course, you will be eligible to become a member of the ART, the Association of Registered Trichologists. You will be able to work as a Trichologist with your own clients and build a trichology business. As a member of the ART, you will be able to work, network and share ideas with other professionals who have similar interests, skills and enthusiasm, to build your trichology practice, whether in salon or stand alone.

 

What qualification will I have when I’ve finished the Course?

The Level 4 Course is an Ofqual regulated qualification. When you complete the Course successfully, you will have an ITEC/VTCT accredited Certificate in Trichology 603/4533/0 Level 4. ITEC is an internationally recognised awarding body, which means your certificate is recognised around the world, subject to local area regulations.

 

Do I need any qualifications to join the Course?

Formal qualifications are not a requirement but experience in a related industry is desirable. For those without Level 2 we recommend starting with the Introduction to Trichology Course.

We recognise that hair and beauty professionals already have excellent creative and communication skills. The key elements to success on the Course are organisation, commitment and dedication to study – with the support of experienced tutors on your journey to success.

Anyone who is interested in studying the Course, but concerned about what it will involve, is very welcome to talk to us for more detail about the study process.

Of course, if you do have existing qualifications then that could be helpful, and students who have successfully completed the TrichoCare Education Introduction to Trichology Course LINK are well placed to move on to the Level 4 Course.

The Course is taught in English.

 

What will I learn on the Course?

By studying the Course you will strengthen your understanding of the hair, skin and scalp, and learn about the wide range of conditions which your clients may present in your trichology practice.

You will gain a greater understanding of how the body works through Anatomy and Physiology and their relationship to trichology. In the science unit you will look at the structure of cells and the periodic table to understand how the body’s building blocks fit and work together.

You will cover nutrition and dietary factors, and see how these affect the hair and scalp, leading to the kind of problem conditions often seen in clients. You will also study the science behind products, so you will have a greater understanding of what your client is using between visits.

There is a practical element to the Course in which you will develop your consultation skills and practice under the guidance of working Trichologists. You will build a ‘reflective journal’ of your consultation experiences, along with consultation evidence and notes, and these will chart your development and culminate in a final practical observation.

Overall, the Course will help you gain confidence in your new skills and help you identify any risks associated with providing Trichology services. Throughout the Course you will be guided through monthly catch up meetings with our tutor team of industry experts, who are there to ensure you enjoy your learning and support your progress.

 

How long will it take to study the Course?

We expect students to complete the Course in 10 months (36 weeks) or less. You should allow around 10 hours a week study time for the online modules and interactive sessions.
The Course is divided into learning blocks designed to lead you through to qualification through a logical roadmap. In addition to the online coursework, students attend face-to-face lectures and seminars to support the progress of their studies.

 

How do I study the Course?

You’ll study most of the Course online, using the SAP Litmos learning platform. SAP Litmos is the leading platform in online learning, and has won many awards worldwide. The platform is easy-to-use and fully interactive. It’s also full of graphics, illustrations and quizzes to help reinforce your learning.

The SAP Litmos learning platform is also used for the TrichoCare Education Introduction to Trichology course, so it’s easy to move on from there to the Level 4 Course.

You’ll be supported throughout the Course by a tutor network of industry specialists who deliver lectures and seminars both live and recorded.

Written assignments are also set throughout the Course.

There are two externally set and marked written exams, which are taken online via Zoom, for which we ask you to use a private, quiet area in exam conditions. These exams have to be booked with ITEC, so it is important that you attend these at the time given.

It is possible to retake a written exam. The cost of the Course includes one resit of each of the two written exams.

There is also a practical element to the Course. For this you’ll be expected to provide evidence of consultations you have done with 8 clients. The practical element is completed with a TrichoCare assessor observing you in a live client consultation, and setting you a viva voce (oral questions) exam.

 

COVID-19

In order to complete the Level 4 Certificate Course, you will also have to take and pass the Level 2 Infection Prevention (COVID-19) Course for Hairdressing and Barbering Services. This is a requirement by VTEC/ITEC, the Certificate awarding body. TrichoCare Education is an accredited provider of the COVID-19 Course.

 

How much does the Course cost?

The total cost of the Level 4 Course is £2040.00. This includes VAT, ITEC registration and the Level 2 COVID-19 Course. The cost also includes all examination costs, including a resit of each of two written papers, should that be required. Subsequent resits cost £150 plus VAT. We offer a range of payment options to suit different circumstances. Payment can be made in full on starting the Course, in instalments throughout the Course, with the addition of a staged payment administration fee. Please talk to us in confidence about which payment option best suits you.

 

What happens next?

If you have any questions about the Course, or any of TrichoCare Education’s Courses, please contact us.

If you’d like to get a taste of what studying Trichology is like before joining the Course, we suggest you try our Introduction to Trichology Course.

If you complete the Introduction Course and move to the Certificate Course within 30 days of completion, the cost of the Introduction Course will be deducted from the cost of your Certificate Course, subject to successful completion within the 36 week timeframe.
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Course Duration

36 weeks

Course Location

Tutor network support, SAP Litmos online training platform, online lectures and seminars, video practicals and exams

You’ll study most of the Course online, using the SAP Litmos learning platform. SAP Litmos is the leading platform in online learning, and has won many awards worldwide. The platform is easy-to-use and fully interactive. It’s also full of graphics, illustrations and quizzes to help reinforce your learning.

Accreditation and Endorsement

This course is fully accredited through VTCT / ITEC as a Level 4 Certificate, and endorsed by the Association of Registered Trichologists.

Course Benefits

This course was conceived and designed to equip the hair professional with the tools and knowledge to safeguard their clients, increase their professional effectiveness and elevate the status of the hair profession.

RQF Level 4
UK Accreditation: 603/4533/0

Product Code:iHB4C1 ITEC Qual ID:2187

Assessment

Support and guidance

A blend of assessment methods are used in the delivery of the trichology qualification

  • Assigments
  • Oral questions (viva voce)
  • Written questions
  • Practical observations
  • Multiple choice

 

Resources

Course materials

You’ll study most of the Course online, using the SAP Litmos learning platform, the award winning global e-learning platform.

You’ll also be supported throughout the Course by a tutor network of industry specialists who deliver lectures and seminars both live and recorded.

Practical observation

Best practice

Each student will also be required to complete the requisite number of practical observation hours and take a viva voce (oral) examination.

Team

Specialists in their field

The course team is made up of highly qualified and experienced trichology and educational specialists. Read more information about the Team.

Cost

Course pricing

The SAP Litmos online Certificate in Trichology is £2,040 (inclusive of VAT). If you undertook the Introduction to Trichology course with us beforehand, its cost will be deducted from the full cost of the Level 4 course if you progress within 30 days.

Progression

Where to go from here

Successful students will be invited to become registered Trichologists, and will be qualified to set up their own trichology consultancy services.