Webinar – Beauty and Complementary Therapy
Beauty and Complementary Therapy Webinar
6th October 2020
The webinar was held on Tuesday, 6th October 2020. You can access a recording of this webinar in the secure area of our website here (Centre login required)
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the most frequently asked questions resulting from the webinar and follow-ups with centres. We will update these as and when we receive more enquiries.
This depends on how large the classroom or practical area is. National Guidelines stipulate that 2 metres should be maintained where possible and learners must wear face coverings at all times.
Changes have been implemented since March 2020, the Adaptation timeline runs until December 2020.
We hope to be back to conducting Physical Exams and/or a mix of remote invigilation on a case by case basis as soon as practicable while adhering to government guidelines.
Systems of interaction and policies will be specific and unique to each centre. We recommend that each centre follows local and National government guidelines.
The most pressing concerns within the industry at present are remaining open, customer/staff retention, and adapting business models around all of the adaptations.
However, the HABIC impact report indicates that most businesses remain buoyant and optimistic and will continue to recruit qualified therapists.
Yes. Online platforms are now considered a normal way to deliver particular theoretical units.
iTEC does not specify which platform is used. You may use whichever suits your method of delivery best.
Exams and Assessment
Case studies / Treatment evidence can be captured by using other centre learners or clients from the same household. If this is not possible, a screening process of the potential client should be carried out prior to treatment, with all sanitisation processes undertaken.
Where possible theoretical units can be delivered online or in a blended form that does not disrupt the standard and integrity of the particular unit. iTEC will be encouraging all centres to take the Anatomy online MCQ.
We are currently working to develop adaptations for all VRQ qualifications. This will be published and will support providers to deliver in this academic year.
All EQA activity as it stands will be remote.
For NVQs, we are working with customer, industry and stakeholders to develop further adaptations.
Where possible all theory examinations will go online, where students will take the exam within the classroom with normal invigilation protocols followed.
The use of E-Portfolio is encouraged and we will be offering training webinars in the coming weeks.
Where possible Examiners will be visiting centres conducting practical exams.
If this is not possible, iTEC adaptations will be used. Examiners may do a remote visit and capture evidence of practical performance.
If students have already produced a portfolio of evidence for QQI (assignments/treatment evidence) in the same subject areas (80% mapped content) they can be exempted from that iTEC unit, but evidence must be kept and presented to the Examiner.
If students have completed and passed a Level 5 QQI A&P, they can use Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). (They must have the resulted transcript completed before applying for RPL.) It must also be noted that RPL can only be graded as a Pass mark.
Students enrolled on to the BSD can take specific units separately as soon as they are ready.
Specific advice is given within the relevant COVID qualification, however, common sense should also always be exercised in your particular circumstance.
Learners will screen clients thoroughly and follow the hand sanitisation protocols, wearing face masks and any other PPE that they see fit. Clients will also wear face masks for the majority of the treatment.
We are currently developing more resources such as workbooks and Powerpoints to help support the Education & Training qualifications and will be communicating this to centres who deliver these qualifications once they are ready to use.