Anti-aging of excellence at Chippenham College
By nhavergal | Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 10:51
Wiltshire College campus in Chippenham has received a Centre of Excellence award by the institute of Anti-Aging.
The award presented to Wiltshire College Campus in Chippenham
The Beauty Therapy suite at the college.
The College is the first in the country to achieve this award by students completing training and taking skincare exams, make up and an Advance Nutrition Programme.
Chippenham MP Duncan Hames was in attendance to witness the level 2 and 3 students receiving the award who said it was the "The vanguard of beauty training".
The award was presented by Stacey Coulson the IIAA's South West Trainer who carried out the training at the College. The award was presented to Beauty Therapy Students and Programme Leader Heather Terrington.
Heather Terrington said: "This is an outstanding achievement for our students who are the first in England to have reached the high standards required to obtain this award."
"I am so proud of them all; they have worked so hard, especially coming in on their days off to complete the training."
Stacey Coulson also expressed how please she was for the students after working closely with the students to receive their training.
"I have spent a lot of time here carrying out the training and have been extremely impressed at how hard they have all worked."
"There are a lot of colleges up and down the country hoping to achieve this, so it is particularly impressive for Wiltshire College Chippenham to become the first Centre of Excellent."
The students needed to achieve at least and 85% pass rate and are the only students qualified to retail and advice on the Advanced Nutrition Programme.
Products used for the training included the Environ range which was developed by plastic surgeon Dr Des Fernandes and help counter the signs of aging and damage to the skin. The products have been favoured by famous figures including super model Elle Macpherson.
After a meeting with the students about their achievements the College Principal Di Dale, Vice Principle Rob Rees, local employers working in the beauty industry and Chippenham MP Duncan Hames were all treated to facials by the newly qualified students.
Chippenham MP Duncan Hames said: "I enjoyed my visit to Wiltshire College Chippenham and it was a good opportunity to talk with their students about their education and their plans to establish this as their career."
Lauren, a level 2 student at the College from Box said: "I felt quite nervous beforehand as he is so well-known but Duncan asked me lots of questions about what I have done since leaving school and was interested to know more about the work we have been doing at the College and so I really enjoyed it."
After the presentation those invited to the event were given full body massages and facials.