- Students are taught the knowledge contained in each (theory) chapter of the main text book. Each chapter has a summative assessment (exam). Students should achieve an average of 70% on these exams to pass. Theory assessments are administered at the end of each chapter.
- Students are taught the knowledge and skills in seven practice areas. They are assessed based on the criteria they are taught and have practiced. (Students should achieve at least 70% of the criteria to be deemed ‘competent’ – a point system is used). For example, the assessment for ‘manicure’ is done at the end of course one. Students who do not ‘pass’ on their first assessment in a practice area demonstration will be allowed another opportunity to retest after independent study / practice.
By the 30% point of their program, students receive meaningful written feedback based on relevant criteria – attendance, participation, assessments and so forth.
On completion of all theory exams and practice areas, a final (letter) grade is determined based on the student having demonstrated competency in the practice areas and the average grade they get in the theory exams.
||All theory and practice areas (competent) have been met.
Student has achieved an average of 90% or more on the theoretical assessments.
||All theory and practice areas (competent) have been met and student has achieved an average of 80% or more on the theoretical assessments.
||All theory and practice area (competent) have been met and student has achieved at least 70% on theoretical assessments.
||Did not complete program requirements to graduate