We’ve all settled into life at home now, but are you looking for new ways to use this time to your advantage?
Here at Posh Look, we’ve developed a brand new online beauty training platform to help our current and prospective students kickstart their careers while in isolation.
In this blog, we’re going to answer some of the main questions you may have about our innovative beauty training platform. We’ll cover:
- How does the Online Training Platform Work?
- What are the Benefits of Online Beauty Training?
- Who is Eligible?
- Our Top Tips for Learning from Home
How does the Online Training Platform Work?
Posh Look’s online training platform is unique as it’s an official qualification sponsored by JTM and funded by the government, rather than just another branded course. As a result, you can be assured that we’re following all of the correct guidelines to deliver an enriching and professional standard of training, even online.
Students will have a login to access the online platform where they’ll find their assigned course. The course includes detailed video tutorials, training manuals and expert guidance from our dedicated tutors.
80% of the course is completed online, as you can learn the theory at home and practice the practical work on yourself or people living with you. Once lockdown is over, students must be able to travel to their enrolled training centre to complete the final 20% of the course. This will include assessments and practicals, after which students will receive their certification.
Most importantly, you won’t feel alone while completing your training at home. Every course is run by the trainer from your enrolled centre, who you can contact for help and further guidance whenever you need it.
Keep an eye out for our regular LIVE webinars, where Posh Look’s Founder, Clare Kelly, and a host of other Posh Look trainers discuss the online beauty training platform and answer your questions. The next webinar is taking place on Friday 1st May at 10am. Sign up now!
What are the Benefits of Online Beauty Training?
Use Isolation to your Advantage
We believe online beauty training is a positive way to spend your time during isolation. It’s an excellent way to further yourself and stay engaged with your career goals while everything is on hold.
Actively working towards a qualification will give you a sense of achievement and keep your productivity at its peak, which will significantly affect the way you feel at home. And once this is all over, you’ll be ready to get your certification and start working as a beautician right away!
Let’s face it, the beauty industry will be booming once people are able to get to the salons again and catch up on all of their missed appointments, so now is your prime opportunity to get started.
Full Support and Guidance
It’s a common misconception that the quality of online beauty training is lower than being in a physical classroom.
Our trainers are passionate about their students’ success and ensuring that a fully optimised learning experience is what they receive. That’s why Posh Look is always here to guide you through any areas that you may be struggling with and answer any questions you may have.
You’ll be able to contact your assigned trainer at any time, so you can still build a great working relationship with them. We also have an active community of learners on our Posh Look Training Facebook page, where you can network and stay in the loop with the latest news and products.
Work at your own Pace
The main advantage of video tutorials is that you can pause and replay them as many times as you want. So if you need to understand something more or go over a certain technique again you can.
Our in-depth manuals will also assist you in digesting the theory side of the learning process. This way you’re using all of the cognitive and physical areas of learning to eventually have a fully rounded education.
Current students will pick up from where they left off, but they can still access previous tutorials if they need to refresh on areas that they’ve already learnt.
Free Kit and Funding Available
As with all Posh Look courses, students receive a free kit that’s delivered straight to your door. This will contain everything you need to get started and practice the new techniques you’ll be learning.
Furthermore, eligible students can apply for funding so you don’t have to miss out due to financial worries.
Who is Eligible?
At the moment, current Posh Look students will have access to the online platform to continue their courses where they left off. If you’re a current student, you’ll receive email updates to let you know when you can access the platform and get started.
Prospective students who would like to start a new course or build on their previous qualifications will have the opportunity to enrol as new courses open. Enrolment is currently open for Level 3 Nail Technology at Widnes, Fleetwood, Rochdale, Warrington, Rawtenstall and Middleton. Places are limited so email firstname.lastname@example.org to enrol or enquire so you don’t miss out!
Our Top Tips for Learning from Home
Learning from home can be an extremely effective and focused way of furthering yourself when done right. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
You may think that it’s going to be tricky to practice new techniques without a model. But you can still get practical even if you’re at home alone.
- Makeup – you can easily practice new techniques on your own face to help you get the hang of them. Whether it’s a smokey eye or special effects, any form of practice will help you improve.
- Nails – you can purchase a training hand from our online shop to follow along with the video tutorials. Or you can practice on your own nails, even if it’s just to perfect your filing or painting techniques.
- Beauty – although this is a little trickier it’s not impossible. Practice massage techniques on your own legs and arms, or get to grips with brows and lashes by having a go on yourself. If you have willing models in your house then practicing on them will help you to improve your skills.
Network with other Students
As mentioned, we’re all about building the Posh Look training community even when we’re not in the classroom. Stay up to date and talk to other like-minded students on our social pages. Swap notes and tips and help each other out, because after all we’re a team.
Plan out your Day
Planning out your day will keep you motivated and on track to achieving your goals. If you know you want to nail a certain technique by the end of the day then you can easily measure your progress.
Write a list in the morning of what you want to achieve and try to stick to it!
Keep a record of work that you’ve done in organised files whether they’re online or in a physical folder. That way, you know exactly what you’ve done and what you need to do.
It’s also a good idea to keep training time separate from leisure time. Regular breaks are good to keep the mind fresh and productive. Working in a private room will help you stay on top of this.