Frequently Asked Questions

We thought it would be useful to put together a page of the most commonly asked questions so you can make an informed decision prior to taking one of our courses. Of course if you have any questions which are not answered hear or would generally like to speak to someone about our courses please request a callback here
Is a kit required for my course?
For the majority of our courses during the practical training day you will work with the college training stock, equipment and products so no kit is required to attend the courses. However we do recommend you purchase a starter kit from us for home/client use. You can purchase a kit at any-time either online or by contacting us. Please check the exact requirements of the course in the Course Information section.
Do I need to bring a model to my course?
All students work on one another during the practical training day as we believe it is important to not only carry out the treatment but also to experience the treatment yourself.
Will I get a certificare after I complete the course?
Yes, on successful completion of this course you will be awarded an Accredited Diploma Certificate allowing you to gain professional insurance to work on the paying public.
How old do you have to be to take a course?
This course can be attended by any students of 16+ years.
Who will my tutor be?
All our educators have been hand picked, have vast industry experience as well as full teaching qualifications to ensure you have the very best education from your Next Step course.
How long do I have to complete the course?
We do not set specific deadlines for the completion of courses but would suggest that a 6 month period is probably the aim to set yourself to ensure your practical and theoretical experiences complement each other.
What tutor support will be available to me?
Through your training portal you can email and message your tutor directly at any time and we will come back to you as soon as we can, always within one working day. You can call, email or even FaceBook us at the Academy at any time and receive a response within one working day.
Why the Victoria Arpels Academy ?
We believe in empowering students to increase their self confidence, sense of worth, achievement and wealth through structured, positive, professional and creative focused learning programmes. Our training methodology has proved itself in the 10 years we have been running training, and has seen in excess of 100,000 students enter the Beauty Industry. Every student has differing expectations based on their experience. Our Academy ensures small, dedicated and bespoke courses. This way we are able to address the student’s individual needs and make the training experience as individual as possible, within the framework of the qualification.
How long do I have access to the online training material ?
Once you have purchased the course of your choice, you have unlimited and lifetime access to the material. After qualification, the material remains on your portal to become an invaluable reference guide. And myself and my team, at the Academy, remain at your disposal for any communication after you have qualified.
What benefits will a professional qualification give me?
Firstly it will show the sincerity and professionalism you wish to provide your clients and your commitment to being the best that you can possibly be. It will also increase your earning potential. The cosmetics and aesthetics industry is a booming sector that will only grow and get bigger. Finding a career and being able to offer treatments in such a lucrative area means that once you have the knowledge and ability to carry out these treatments the sky really is the limit professionally. Men and women of all ages want to refresh, rejuvenate and enhance what nature has given them, so once you have built up a good client portfolio, your client base will only grow. Many of the treatments are repeat treatments. Our professional qualification will therefore enable you to maximise your earning potential
Will I succeed?
For over 10 years Victoria Arpels has been at the forefront of training innovation and providing services that are over and above the industry’s professional standards. She has helped, in that time, over 100,000 students to achieve their goals. Studying for a qualification is a big commitment but with the proven teaching modes and student support that the Victoria Arpels Academy is able to offer, there is no reason why you should not be able to achieve your goals. We pride ourselves on the level of personalised support we offer our students. Your expert tutors will help prepare you for the academic challenge, but also for your future career. Our Student Support team will be just a call or email away, supporting you and helping you stay on track,
Can non medics be trained for aesthetic treatments ?
In short, ABSOLUTELY. To enrol on our Aesthetics training courses for non-medics you will need certain prerequisites, to ensure you have the relevant skills and knowledge. There is no law to state who can and cannot perform Botox and Dermal filler treatments in the UK, this is alarming considering the complications that can arise from an untrained practitioner delivering aesthetic treatments. We therefore are working with accreditors and insurers to set standards. Our Insurance partner has set a standard of minimum requirements needed to obtain insurance in Aesthetic Injectables. We agree that this is a good way to limit the potential harm posed to clients in an unregulated Industry.

Insurance Requirements to perform Aesthetics Injectables such as Botox and Dermal Filler:
Level 3 Beauty and above Phlebotomist (6 months experience)
Microneedling (6 months experience)
Semi Permanent Make-Up Artist
Dental Nurse
Student Nurse (after 1st year of degree)
Tattoo artist
Registered Health Care Professional
Pharmacy Technician Persons with Needle Experience
Official Fast Track Aesthetics Course Students

The Victoria Arpels Academy will not train any person who will not be able to gain the relevant insurance to deliver treatments, we have a duty of care to the public to ensure we are not training unsuitable students on these courses and wish, more than anything, to ensure professionalism within our industry.

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