Level 3 Diploma in Epilation (approximately 55 hours)
Students must hold a Level 2 qualification in a facial course in order to do this subject. ( eg; Skin Care & Eye Treatments Unit).
Subjects covered include:
- Skin structure, functions, disorders, diseases.
- Hair and follicle structure, functions, hair growth cycle.
- Factors affecting hair growth.
- Endocrine system.
- Short wave diathermy technique.
- Galvanic technique.
- The Blend technique.
- Consultation & Contraindications.
- Client, trolley & couch preparation.
- After care & Home care advice.
This course is 55 hours long and usually divided into 10 x 5.5 hour classes. These are initially 2/3 weeks apart, but are spaced out more towards the second half of the course to allow time for students to commence their case studies. The course generally runs over a period of 6/9 months. Exams are usually held in November/December and June/July.
A range of models are used to provide students with a broad experience of different skin types, conditions and ages. Students often need to provide their own models. Students initially work on each other to gain experience & perfect the techniques before working on models. All areas of the body and face are treated with this course, ensuring students are fully competent to treat any client and their problem area.
Case studies are assessed by the tutor and inspected by the ITEC examiner. Students are required to produce 12 case studies – they must treat 3 different clients twice for diathermy treatment and 3 clients twice for the blend treatment, both covering all the required areas and details written up. Students must pass these in order for the award to be issued.
The practical examination requires the students to use both short wave diathermy and the blend technique and answer oral questions. Pass mark 60%.
A one hour multiple choice theory exam is sat covering both methods of treatment. Pass mark 60%.