If you're considering starting your own Training School and don't have a clue where to start then let us give you some pointers! I always remember when I first started my School and I felt a little lost and had to learn as I went along...that's why I started IBA...so that I can help and support you every step of the way?
If you are thinking about starting your school then you have probably been in your sector of the industry for a few years now and feel confident to teach others; or you're being asked by others in the industry to show them your skills...am I right?
Your first port of call is your Level 3 Educators Award or a Level 3 Award in Education and Training. The difference is that one is continuous professional development which is accepted by IBA and our insurance companies and the other is Ofqual regulated and is mostly used by teachers who want to teach in a college (both are accepted by IBA and our insurers). It is entirely up to you which route you decide to take but if you want to use our Educators Award then hit the link:
Secondly, you need to check that your establishment meets all Health & Safety requirements and that you have the correct amount of time carrying out the treatment you want to teach before you can teach it. For example, if you want to teach Aesthetics, you will need to make sure that you have a Level 3 in Beauty or Anatomy and Physiology as well as six months Microneedling or Microblading as well as two years experience carrying out your treatments. All medics and non medics are welcome at IBA however, it is imperative that we keep the standards high in the industry and by carrying out these checks, it we maintain this goal.
If you don't have a Level 3 in Beauty or Anatomy and Physiology, you can do it with us on the link below:
CREATE A BUSINESS PLAN
Make sure you have a solid business plan for your beauty school. It should include everything from your vision and objectives to how you'll price your services and reach out to potential customers. Consider the price of makeup kits, skincare products, anti-aging treatments and other supplies. Factor in the wages you'll pay too. Next, set a price for each service on your list and estimate the potential revenue.
If you need financing for your beauty school business, decide whether you're going to apply for a loan, contact investors or use peer-to-peer lending platforms. Assess your options, weigh the pros and cons and write everything down. Your business plan should also include a marketing strategy, expansion opportunities, legal aspects and other relevant information.
With IBA you have the option to write your own manuals, purchase our ready made manuals or take advantage of our Bespoke Service!
Obtain Quality Equipment
Outfit your school with to your taste and complete with mirrors and chairs, beauty beds. You also need storage for tools, products and linens. Bring in tables and chairs for manicures, as well as chairs for giving facials and applying makeup. Set up the classrooms with a whiteboard, chairs and desks or tables. Provide a locker for each student's personal cosmetology tools and belongings. It is important to use the correct tools and equipment to teach with; for example if you teach laser courses then the machines need to be registered with UK MediSpa as well as your local Council under Trading Standards, they need CE Marks and supply numbers as well as the manufacturers instructions and certificates.
You can create bespoke kits with your logos on if you're teaching lashes or brows. Spend the time to build a beautifully branded business with good quality products and kits for your learners.
Obtain Accreditation & Insurance
Once you have the above covered you can purchase your accreditation package with us. You can purchase through the link below. We offer yearly affordable accreditation packages from 1 course, five courses, 10 courses, 20 courses and Unlimited Courses per year!
If you're thinking of teaching online then we offer separate accreditation packages for this as the verifying is a little different but we have full guidance on how you can achieve this. With our help, you really can grow online.
If you already have insurance you will need to add your teaching qualification to it before sending the policy in to us as evidence. If not, you can use one of our insurance partners on the "ABOUT" Page.
Once you have purchased accreditation, you will be sent a contract to sign and will need to send in your supporting evidence to us as soon as possible. We have a two week turnaround at IBA as we want to help you get set up and building your business fast!
The great thing is with IBA is that we don't just leave you to it once accredited; we are here to offer you lifetime support. If you're struggling to grow your business we offer Coaching as well as Web Design and Social Media Management. We are here to help you every step of the way. We also offer online courses as well as E Books so that you can build your continuous professional development points through us.
Pop on the website and have a nosey around - get to see what support we can offer you.