Shadonai Beauty School does it again
"LEADERS don't follow", is definitely the perfect slogan for this beauty school in Windhoek, since the Shadonai Beauty School has made history yet again: not only where they the first beauty school in the country, but are they now also the first to receive ITEC (previously the International Therapy Examination Council) accreditation. This follows on their accreditation with City & Guilds as well as Namibia's NQA in 2006.
With the latest accolade, it means that all Shadonai students have the opportunity to obtain either one or both international qualifications and a national qualification.
ITEC is one of the best qualifications in the beauty industry and Shadonai has proved that they are on that level.
ITEC was founded in 1947 and in 1972 became an awarding body, building up a large range of qualifications in beauty, complementary therapies and sport therapies, with their headquarters in London. This makes ITEC one of the largest international examination boards with qualifications that are supported by industry and are easily transportable nationally and internationally. The ITEC system is expressed in units allowing students to study full time or part time.
With ITEC accreditation, Shadonai is now part of 590 top beauty colleges in the world. Now there is no need to study outside the country.
At the moment Shadonai has 20 full time students of which five are second year students finishing at the end of November, as well as 15 first years.
In June this year two of Shadonai's students wrote their international exams - City & Guilds Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy - and both passed with distinctions. Shadonai had a success rate of 98.75% in the last practical examination that was assessed by South African beauty assessors and moderators, done over a three day period at the beginning of August.
This is yet another success story for this beauty college and definitely shows that training at Shadonai is on par with the rest of the world.
Diploma courses that will start early next year are for beauty specialists, body treatments, facial electrical treatments, Indian head massage, nail technology, spa treatments, complementary treatments and sport treatments.
Shadonai will limit their student intake for 2008 to 16 full time first year students in order to ensure quality training. However, part time courses will continue throughout the year and more modules will be available as from January 2008. All information will be available at the admin office (061 223 111) or visit the annual Windhoek show in the beauty and skincare hall.
Rhiana Potgieter, owner and principal of Shadonai Beauty School, says that Namibians have the capability to be on par with the rest of the world in the beauty industry. Shadonai Beauty School is proud to be a Namibian college that contributes to Namibians being self employed while fulfilling their dreams.