Ray Cochrane Beauty School’s  Terms and Conditions for VTCT courses:
  1. To enrol on a course, students are required to pay a deposit which will be deducted from the total course fee. Upon the confirmation of this enrolment, the applicant is liable to pay the balance of the total fee for the course.
  2. In the event of a student failing to attend the confirmed course, or complete the course for any following reasons: personal problems, illness, change of mind, relocation, pregnancy, illness or death in the family, change in personal circumstances, failure to obtain a visa or a loan, no refunds of fees or deposits will be made, no entitlement to a later-date course will be granted and the student will be liable for the outstanding course fee.
  3. Fees can be paid in full, at the time of enrolment. Fee can also be paid with deposit and balance which must be paid no later than seven days prior to the course start date. Failure to do so will forefit your place on the course.
  4. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
  5. Under discretional circumstances the course fees can be paid by Instalment Options, subject to the school’s approval. 
  6. Students who are approved to pay off the course fee by Instalment Options, are in agreement with the school to make all payments by direct debit on preset dates. Late or non-payment may result in your removal from the Instalment Option and you will be liable for the remainder of your Course fees in 10 working days.
  7. The direct debt must be set up minimum 10 working days before the course starting date. Otherwise, we reserve the right to cancel the agreed Instalment Option and the full course fee is due before the course starting date instead.
  8. If you do not pay your Course fees in accordance with the agreed payment Terms, we reserve the right to withdraw any offer, cancel your accepted place on your Course, exclude you from any relevant assessment, exam or reassessment, leave your assessment or reassessment unmarked, or withhold assessment or reassessment results and materials for your Course.
  9. All students must purchase a kit(s) and towel bundles for practising purposes unless otherwise specified (excluding Laser course(s)). Students are required to bring their own kit(s) and towel bundles on the day of training, failure to do so will result in students not being able to attend lesson/practise/be assessed.
  10. All students will be required to practise on other students unless models are required for the practical assessment which will then be the responsibility of the student to bring along but will be specified by Ray Cochrane Beauty School.
  11. Some courses may require a patch test at least 48 hours prior to course date. Eye and laser treatments especially, but will be specified on the course information for health & safety.
  12. Any medical conditions or learning difficulties must be specified by the student prior to the course enrolment in written form, i.e. contra-indication to having a treatment performed, in this incidence the student will be required to bring her own model to practice on.
  13. As part of The Code of Practice, all students must be well presented at all times. (i.e. Hair should be neatly tied back and out of the face, no jewellery, all piercings removed for health & safety purposes, fingernails should be cut short and clean, personal hygiene should be adhered to)
  14. All students will be required to wear the correct uniform for every lesson. This includes the Ray Cochrane Beauty tunic, plain black trousers (no jeans or sportswear pants), smart closed flat black shoes (No trainers, sports shoes or boots). Students are required to behave in a professional and respectful manner towards peers and staff, failure to do so will result in being removed from the course and any outstanding fees to be paid.
  15. If Ray Cochrane Beauty School has to cancel a course date which will be beyond our control, then we will try to give at least 24 hours notice and rearrange another course date. We cannot be responsible for any loss of travel or accommodation in the event of a cancellation.
  16. Ray Cochrane Beauty School reserves the right to alter any course dates and reschedule them but will endeavour to give at least 48 hours notice.
  17. These conditions form the main part of the contract between the School and the Student. Only the school’s managing director shall be authorised to alter or waive any of the terms and conditions.
Ray Cochrane Beauty School ‘s Terms and Conditions for CIDESCO/CIBTAC Courses
  1. Enrolments are accepted subject to the following Terms of Enrolment and the Regulations of Ray Cochrane Beauty School Limited, trading as The Ray Cochrane Beauty School (hereafter referred to as “RCBS”), a copy of which has been provided to the Applicants.
  2. The Applicant has applied to attend one of the Courses listed above, details of which have been fully explained during the interview.
  3. The Fee for the Course includes the cost to the School of its overhead expenses and preparatory work and all special equipment and materials required for the Course, together with payments made by the School to the organisations involved.
  4. A deposit is required to be paid to reserve a place on any Course. Once a deposit has been paid arrangements are made by the School to include the Applicant in the Course applied for, no repayment of the deposit can be made under any circumstances.
  5. Upon completion of the Enrolment Form, the Applicant is liable to pay the balance of the total fee for the Course.
  6. In the event of a student failing to attend the confirmed course, or complete the course for any following reasons: personal problems, illness, change of mind, relocation, pregnancy, illness or death in the family, change in personal circumstances, failure to obtain a visa or a loan, no refunds of fees or deposits will be made, no entitlement to a later-date course will be granted and the student will be liable for the outstanding course fee.
  7. All students who wish to pay off the course fee by Instalment Options, are in agreement with the school to make all payments by either direct debit on preset dates. Late or non-payment may result in your removal from the Instalment Option and you will be liable for the remainder of your Course fees in 10 working days.
  8. The direct debt must be set up minimum 10 working days before the course starting date. Otherwise,  we reserve the right to cancel the agreed Instalment Option and the full course fee is due before the course starting date instead.
  9. If you do not pay your Course fees in accordance with the agreed payment Terms, we reserve the right to withdraw any offer, cancel your accepted place on your Course, exclude you from any relevant assessment, exam or reassessment, leave your assessment or reassessment unmarked, or withhold assessment or reassessment results and materials for your Course.
  10. If you do not pay your Course fees in accordance with the agreed payment Terms, we reserve the right to withdraw any offer, cancel your accepted place on your Course, exclude you from any relevant assessment, exam or reassessment, leave your assessment or reassessment unmarked, or withhold assessment or reassessment results and materials for your Course.
  11. RCBS reserves the right to terminate the training of any student who fails to comply with any of the School Regulations, or whose conduct is declared by the Principal of RCBS to be detrimental to the running of the school. No fees are refundable in the event of the termination of the contract in these circumstances. The decision of the managing director of RCBS is final and not subject to arbitration.
  12. For the purpose of ensuring that all courses are up to date RCBS reserves the right to alter curricula and syllabi without prior notice and the sole discretion of Winning Systems Limited.
  13. The Parents of legal guardians of Applicants under 18 years of age are responsible for enrolment fees, general behaviour and discipline of that person. They are expected to give their full support and encouragement to the aims of the school and to uphold and promote its good name; to continue the students’ education at home and to punctuality, behaviour, diligence and dress. The signature of a parent or legal guardian agreeing to the Terms of Enrolment is required on the Enrolment Form.
School Regulations for Students
  1. Uniform is required: a beauty tunic, black trousers and smart closed flat black shoes.
  2. Hair should be put up above the collar in the chignon and kept off the face with a navy or white hair band; nails kept short and unvarnished; day make-up must be worn. Students are not allowed to wear any jewellery (to include body jewellery), other than a wedding band and ear studs (max ½ cm), during school hours.
  3. Locker room and wardrobes are provided for changing and personal belongings and must be kept clean and tidy at all times. Students are asked to keep briefcases and holdalls out of the classroom areas. Mobile phones must be kept in the locker and switched off whilst on the school premises.
  4. Students are advised that jewellery, valuables or considerable amounts of money must not be brought into the school as Ray Cochrane Beauty School  Limited ( hereinafter referred to as “RCBS”) cannot be held responsible for their loss.
  5. Students are expected to model for practical classes. Any student who cannot do so, by reason of medical deficit or infirmity, must notify RCBS upon enrollment. RCBS reserves the right to terminate the student’s training, on the failure to so advise.
  6. Students are required to attend all demonstrations and extracurricular activities.
  7. CIDESCO/CIBTAC  classes are from  Monday to Wednesday 9:30 am to 4:45 pm  Thursday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm/8:00 pm  Lunch Break from 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm unless otherwise stated. RCBS reserves the right to alter these times as it sees fit and appropriate.
  8. VTCT day classes are from 10 am to 5 pm ( laser class finishes at 4 pm) and evening classes are from 6 pm to 9 pm.
  9. Client Days are an integral and mandatory part of the training offered – this to include (inter alia) Client Liaison, Sales and Housekeeping.
  10. Students are asked to be in attendance and ready for class. Students who arrive late in their class will be marked absent in the register for that session. Students who are consistently late will not be permitted to attend the session. Three lates will result in disciplinary action.
  11. Absent students are asked to telephone/email the School by 10.00am. Messages from fellow students will not be accepted. An absence form must subsequently be completed. A medical note is required for more than three days’ absence.
  12. Students are considered absent for the morning or afternoon session if they leave the school without prior permission.
  13. Students are advised that punctuality, attendance record, neatness of work, personal presentation, conduct and thorough knowledge of subjects are taken into account when awarding RCBS diplomas/certificates.
  14. All students must complete the required number of hours in accordance with the School’s and examining boards’ regulations and have thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of their course material, to be eligible for the VTCT assessments and CIBTAC, CIDESCO examinations.
  15. RCBS requires all students to pass the CIBTAC examinations with minimum 60% before proceeding to the CIDESCO examination.
HOURS, ATTENDANCE & ACHIEVEMENT

1. For VTCT courses, you must have a minimum of 85% attendance for teaching in the classroom for each subject/module. For examination-based courses, you must have at least 80% attendance. And 90% salon hours. In addition, if you miss more than 100 hours in total on either a CIBTAC or CIDESCO course, you will not be registered for examination.

2. As all courses are of a continuous nature, no allowance for lateness or absenteeism will be made except with prior consent by the Principle and General Manager, who also reserve the right to dismiss any student giving justifiable cause for such action. Their decisions in all such matters will be deemed as final.

4. It is not the responsibility of the School or individual teachers to provide additional teaching hours for students to ‘catch up’ on education missed due to lateness or absenteeism for whatever reason.

5. Students failing to complete their assessments, variations, ranges etc. during the term of their course will be charged by the hour for any further teaching/supervision/assessing. These sessions will be at the convenience of the School. The current hour rate is £45/hour.

6. For assessment-based courses, it may be necessary for you to join in during the next intake to complete work and assessments missed subject to an additional fee and course availability.

7. For exam retakes there will be a retake fee, for any refresher training required there will be a fee. Check with the Administration department for the current rates.

8. Classes will commence promptly at the published times, irrespective of whether all students are present. Classes will not be delayed to wait for latecomers, and teachers are not responsible for repeating work missed. Latecomers may be requested to wait until a suitable break in teaching before entering a class. Class hours can be varied at the discretion of the Principle and General Manager without prior notice.

9. The School will be closed on all UK public holidays. If a public holiday falls during your course, no extra days will be added to your course or reduction in fees given, we have accounted for these days with in our teaching.

10. Paying for and/or attending a course fully does not guarantee a qualification, diploma or certificate of achievement. Awards of achievement are gained by the successful fulfilment of the criteria set out by the various awarding bodies. The decision of the Principle and General Manager are final in all cases.

11. Time off for official religious holidays, booked holidays, and planned weddings, medical appointments etc. must be discussed and agreed before application. We recommend that all absence be avoided where possible.