I AM ENROLLED ON THE COURSE. WHAT NOW?
Thank you for enrolling on your course and for choosing Gateway International College. Our aim is to make your experience as enriching as possible. If you follow the instructions in your welcome email or read the FAQs you should be able to find everything that you need to complete the theory modules, if you have any trouble to do so, feel free to get in touch and we can help you in any way possible.
HOW LONG DOES THE THEORETICAL LEARNING TAKE?
The theoretical learning is done independently at home. It depends on the course/courses being taken, the amount of free time you have, the speed at which you learn and your initial level of knowledge about the subject prior to the course. On average, some courses take 8 – 15 hours and others may take 4 – 5 hours.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE THEORETICAL LEARNING?
You have three months to log into the student user area without extra payment. Ideally, you should try to finish the theory part of your course/courses within 3 months. You can save your progress and continue it at any time. Please note, that you cannot attend the practical assessment day unless, booking in advance and finishing all the theory modules.
HOW LONG THE PRACTICAL EXAMINATION TAKES?
It is one full day for most courses, from 10 AM to 5 PM. The start time of the assessment depends on the course. More information will be given in the confirmation email for whichever course you are taking.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO BRING WITH ME ON THE PRACTICAL TRAINING DAY?
All information regarding the assessment day will be sent to you once you have booked in advance. Please complete the theory part of the course, then reach out to the support team for the upcoming practical dates and for more information.
DO YOU HAVE PARKING, COFFEE ETC?
Parking fee depends on the venue the practical assessment takes place at. Please refer to your confirmation email about the parking. Complimentary tea and coffee are provided during assessments. We recommend you bring a packed lunch with you or alternatively, there are nearby shops and restaurants you will be able to visit on your lunch break. We have kitchen facilities on site, such as a fridge, microwave, and kettle, which you will be welcome to use on the day.
WHAT IF I DON'T WANT ANYBODY TO SEE MY BODY DURING THE PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT?
Any concerns regarding this can be brought up with the college via email. We have a vast array of students attending our courses and we are sensitive to religious beliefs. These have never acted as barriers to complete training with us. Gateway International College aims to protect your rights to privacy and any undue conduct will be dealt with in the strictest manner.
COULD YOU CALL ME, IF I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS?
Please find your answers in the FAQs here or in the welcome email. If you need any help in person, you can book an appointment and come to meet our advisor. We kindly ask you to send an email if you still have some questions after reading this document.
WHAT QUALIFICATION/S DO I GET AT THE END OF THE COURSE?
If you have successfully completed a course, you will receive an accredited certificate from the GTI (Guild Training International). The certificate is accredited by the Beauty Guild, and it is an insurable CPD document.
MAY I PAY IN INSTALMENTS FOR THE COURSE?
If the course that you wish to take is priced more that £200, then you can choose to pay a £100 deposit and set up an interest free direct debit for the remaining fee. The outstanding balance must be paid off before we can book you in for a practical assessment. Please reach out to our support team by email to get more information about the payment options that we offer.
WHAT IF I AM DYSLEXIC?
Each course module in the theory includes an audio soundtrack of the course material which is ideal for students who are dyslexic.
DO I NEED ANYTHING SPECIAL ON MY COMPUTER?
You will need to have a modern web browser and speakers or headphones. Please note that the course modules do not currently run on some mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads.
HOW WILL THE COURSE BE MARKED?
Following each course module, you will take an online examination which requires a pass rate of around 70%. For the practical module you will need to demonstrate that you can perform the outlined tasks to the skill level required.
AM, I ALLOWED TO REFER TO TEXTBOOKS OR NOTES DURING THE EXAMINATION?
No. You are expected to complete online tests under exam conditions without referring to any notes, textbooks, or online help.
WHAT IF I FAIL A MODULE?
If you fail a module, you can retake the examination twice. Please contact our support team.
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE WHEN I COMPLETE THE COURSE?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an accredited insurable certificate.
WHAT IF I FAIL THE PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT?
You will need to arrange another day of training with us, and you will be charged for this.
DO I NEED TO COMPLETE ANY PAPERWORK?
No. All examinations are completed online, and a record of your marks is displayed in your login area. When you complete your practical module, you may need to fill out your details as well as a review form.