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Periodic Tutor-Marked Assignments, No Exams.
**Reasonable standard of literacy**
£9.99 – £29.99
Prior study is not a prerequisite – you just need a passion for the subject matter!
More and more companies are moving into smaller premises and cutting staff to save costs. The number of people being employed as out workers, and the rise in the number of temporary contracts of employment have opened up an entirely new business opportunity for suitably qualified people.
This excellent brand-new study manual focuses on the knowledge and techniques you will need to “set your stall out” as a Virtual Assistant. If you’ve been made redundant as a secretary, personal assistant, administrator or HR person, it will give you a golden opportunity to set yourself up to work from home, and earn a full-time income without leaving the house! If you’ve always wanted to get a “cushy office job” then this could be the answer. Your longest commute could be from your bedroom to your home office or kitchen table! You can even work in your dressing gown if you want to.
A Virtual Assistant delivers business support services such as clerical support, administration, writing correspondence and other communications, filling in returns, filing documents online, taking notes, managing diaries and schedules . . . . almost anything that would otherwise be done by a secretary or Personal Assistant.
One of the key benefits of studying with Distance Learning Plus is that you get access to your full course materials online once you enrol.
You’ll receive access to our Online Student Community where you’ll be able to view your course materials, submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other learners via the online forums.
A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.
You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.
This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.
Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.
The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.
Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!
Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.
Over-exposure to chemicals
Cumulative trauma disorders
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Matter and energy
Element, atom, compound and molecule
Monomers and polymers
Light and energy
Skin conditions and disorders
Cleansing the Skin
Toning the skin
Moisturising the skin
Client record card
Paraffin wax treatment
Structure of the hair
Home care advice
Structure of the hair
This is a non-regulated qualification which is endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme. They are not nationally recognised qualifications; on successful completion of your studies you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.
Focus Awards is regulated as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Non-regulated qualifications endorsed under the FQP scheme are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.
Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the academic demands. If you can read and write well enough to complete a job application, and have a good grasp of basic maths (add, subtract and divide) you should have no problems. The learning materials are written in simple everyday language and the answers to your assignments will be completed in the same style. In addition to the comprehensive learning materials provided, you will receive a Study Guide to assist you, and, of course, you will have the support of your tutor.
Your studies will cover the areas of study listed above through detailed exploration of the subject matter. You will also receive tasks and prompts for further personal exploration and research to carry out so that you can gauge how much you have learned. There are plenty of examples to help you but personal research is a prerequisite, so be prepared to use your initiative to fully answer the assignments.
This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme.
Although the learning materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!
Your work is not graded; assignments are simply identified as Pass, Fail or Referred. For assignments not passed at first attempt, your tutor will advise on the improvements to be made to obtain a Pass on a reworking. A certificate of achievement will be issued by Focus Awards on successful completion of all the assignments.
No, this is a non-regulated qualification which has been endorsed by Focus Awards under their FQP scheme
The learning materials and accompanying tasks will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the tutor marked assignments. The tasks are designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge, and help you to develop relevant research and academic writing skills.
Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you some pointers as to where you could improve.
You email your assignments one at a time for marking. This enables your tutor to properly assess the standard and style of your work for each section, and give you feedback which will be used on your next assignment; a process of continuous improvement. On obtaining feedback and comment you will either move on to the next assignment or review and rework the one you submitted.
You will receive login details to our Online Student Community. Here you will be able to access your course materials, contact your tutor, submit your work, and interact with other learners via the online forums.
Your studies should be completed within 12 months, but can be extended for a small fee if your tutor supports your request. As a rough guide, depending on your circumstances and commitment, you can complete your studies in about 100 study hours. There are no other deadlines to meet.
Although a word count is not given for the tutor marked assignments, it is important that you demonstrate to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions; a comprehensive Study Guide is included with your materials. Many students start slowly at first, but your tutor will give guidance to help and encourage you to improve.
Yes, you will need access to email and the internet to access your materials, submit assignments and do research. Most students also find word-processing their assignments is much more convenient than writing by hand.
All of the learning materials are online. You will receive a login to the online student community when you enrol, where you will be able to access the full set of materials and assessment tasks for your course.
I have always been interested in makeup – my earliest memories of playing with my mum’s lipsticks and powders (although I am sure she was far from impressed to find spilt powder and creams all over her dressing table!)
I went to college and completed up to level 3 in beauty therapy. At first, I wanted to open my own salon and also considered setting up my own mobile beauty business, but during my studies I had the opportunity to complete a module on special effects makeup.
I was always amazed by how real things like cuts and bruises looked on TV and in films, so I was really excited to study this. It was after this that I realised that I wanted to focus specifically on this. I undertook some work experience and was really fortunate to become involved in a short-film project and the opportunities have grown from there.
The starting salary for newly qualified beauty therapists is around £12,000 per year, but as there are many opportunities available for beauty therapists, the salary can depend on where you work, the number of hours, etc. There are also often opportunities to earn additional money through tips and commission from the sale of additional products.
Salon managers can earn over £20,000 a year.
Beauty therapists typically work around 30 – 40 hours a week. Those working in salons will often work 9am – 5pm (or similar patterns), Monday – Saturday. However, those with mobile beauty therapy services may also work evenings and Sundays and public holidays.
We have a number of innovative subscription plans available to sort all budgets and support needs.
Simply choose your course and subscription package; your first payment will be taken by credit or debit card when you enrol, with subsequent payments due by monthly direct debit until you complete your studies