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1 CIDESCO INTERNATIONAL RIGA SCHOOL OF COSMETICS Nelly Janaus, Riga School of Cosmetics Ltd. Member of the Board, Principal 2011

2 Riga School of Cosmetics, a limited liability company (Ltd.), was founded in 1996 The idea arose during discussions held in the Medical Society of the Republic of Latvia about education opportunities for beauticians in the new historical circumstances, when Latvia regained the independence The situation with professionals in the field of beauty therapy called for the establishment of a vocational education institution for beauticians History of the Company

3 History of the School The founder of the institution for beauticians Riga School of Cosmetics took the initiative and created the national vocational secondary education program and obtained the license from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia A private school was established by the company Riga School of Cosmetics, Ltd. The total number of students is 60 – 80 plus 100 – 150 working beauticians, the audience of refresher courses for improvement professional skills Since year 2001 the school is a member of the international organization for beauty therapists CIDESCO Since year 2003 – a CIDESCO school

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5 Structure of the Company The principal activity of the Company is the provision of professional education for beauticians 5 employees – principal staff or personnel and about additional employees Main services and products the Company offers are the Vocational Secondary Education program, the Vocational Continuous Education program and the refresher courses for improvement professional skills

6 Programs offered by School The National Vocational Secondary Education program combined with CIDESCO Syllabus – two academic years, 3120 hours – for individuals with a General Secondary Education background The National Vocational Continuous Education program combined with CIDESCO Syllabus – one academic year, 1200 hours – for individuals with a background of vocational secondary medical education The refresher courses for improvement professional skills of the beauty therapy professionals

7 Vocational Secondary Education Program - CIDESCO Syllabus The time of the realization: 2 study years (3120 hours) SubjectExamTotal hours Face and body aesthetic treatments Anatomy & Physiology Dermatology Physical therapy / Electrotherapy Chemistry - Cosmetic Products Make-up Study of style and colors Nutrition Hygiene and First Aid Therapy Cosmetic surgery Pharmacology Business studies Cosmetics and sale Professional Ethics Psychology Manicure & Pedicure Special terminology in English Qualifying practice National Professional Qualification Exam International CIDESCO Exam Total **********

8 Vocational Continuing Education Program - CIDESCO Syllabus The time of the realization: one academic year (1200 hours) SubjectExamTotal hours Face and body aesthetic treatments Anathomy & Physiology Physical therapy / Electrotherapy Dermatology Chemistry - Cosmetic Products Business studies Cosmetic surgery Hygiene Nutrition Professional Ethics Project Qualifying practice National Professional Qualification Exam International CIDESCO Exam Total ********

9 School as a training basis of the Association of Beauticians and Cosmetologists – CIDESCO section Latvia offers The refresher courses for improvement skills of the beauty therapy professionals: Classical cosmetic facial massage Massage – The new energy Lymphatic drainage for face and body Aromatherapy Mesotherapy in aesthetic cosmetology Foot massage Cryotherapy in cosmetology Ear and nose piercing Make-up basics Use of facial apparatus in cosmetology Use of body apparatus in cosmetology Myointegral facial massage Fitness yoga facial massage

10 The particular national characteristics of beauticians as a profession Beautician is a medical employee that is a profession, regulated by State Beauticians are subjected to certification in a similar manner as other medical specialists The Certificate gives rights to practice in the profession Certification process is being organized by the Association of Beauticians and Cosmetologists – CIDESCO section Latvia

11 Educational System of Latvia Pre-school Education, up to 5 years Pre-school Education, 2 years Basic Education, 9 years Vocational Education & training, 2-3 years Vocational Basic education, 3 years Vocational Secondary Education, 2-4 years General Secondary Education, 3 years College Education, 2-3 years Professional Higher Education, 4-6 years Professional Higher Education (Bachelors degree), 4 years Academic Higher Education (Bachelors degree), 3-4 years Professional Higher Education (Masters degree), 1-2 years Academic Higher Education (Masters degree), 2 years Professional Higher Education, 1-2 years Postgraduate Education (Doctors degree), 3-4 years

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13 Beauty therapy education in Latvia Educational programs are offered by 7 educational establishments – colleges, schools and training centers. Degrees of the vocational education for beauty therapists: Vocational Secondary Education – beautician/cosmetician, 2-3 years 1 th level of the Professional Higher Education - College Education - beauty specialist, 3 years Lifelong learning programs for beauty therapists A problem of the beauty therapy education in Latvia is that despite the fact that the State has developed unified requirements and criteria for valuation of the teaching quality, there is still a phenomenon that at some private schools and training centers the observance of these defined unified requirements is not taking place in a full scope. As a result there are too many trained beauticians who are not enough skilled. This may cause an adverse effect on the reputation and prestige of the trade of beauticians.

14 Employees of the Company Administration - 5 regular employees, working according to the employment agreement Teaching team - about persons, working on the basis of an Enterprise Agreement. They are not regular staff: teachers, lecturers, associate professors, physicians, practitioners in various fields of medicine, beauty therapists and other beauty specialists students, aged 18 to 50, with General Secondary Education or Vocational Medical Education Periodically - small groups of beauticians - practitioners - the audience of refresher courses for improvement professional skills Events for team building – schools and Principals round anniversary celebration

15 Provision of training and development for teachers and students Associations refresher courses for beauticians with a decreased fee in Latvia and with a partial payment abroad Seminars, conferences, beauty exhibitions – free of charge Participation in professional competitions for students with companys payment - participation fee Offering of job opportunities for the best graduates

16 Cooperation with social partners and other beauty schools Association of Beauticians and Cosmetologists – CIDESCO section Latvia Association of Aromatherapy of Latvia CIDESCO section Russia Cosmetic education center NERA, Saint - Petersburg, Russia J. Gilis (J.Ģīlis) Private Clinic of Plastic Surgery, Riga, Latvia Training center Galateja, Ltd. Galateja, Riga, Latvia Training center Ltd.Poetica, Riga, Latvia Ltd. Health Center - 4 (SIA Veselības centrs – 4) - beauty clinic Dynasty, beauty clinic 4 th Dimension, Riga, Latvia Beauty center Savanna, Daugavpils, Latvia

17 Special projects of the School School is involved in the following programs: Lifelong learning program LEONARDO DA VINCI » MOBILITY project, title Europe for Knowledgeable Teachers, in co-operation with SKY – OPISTO college (successfully implemented in September - October 2011) » PARTNERSHIPS project, title Development of Joint Learning Material for Beauticians, the partners: Association of Beauticians and Cosmetologists - CIDESCO section Latvia, SKY – OPISTO college, the first Estonian School of Cosmetics - Eesti Esimene Erakosmeetikakool (started in August 2011 until July 2013) European Social Foundation grants (for students)

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19 Uniqueness of studying in our School A possibility to get a high level beauty therapy education, to receive a Diploma of national vocational secondary education and International CIDESCO Diploma A team of the best teachers with many years of educational and professional experience The best image in the society A demand on graduates at the national labor market The possibility to work abroad

20 The planed development and visions School is planning to further develop the idea realized in the academic years 2006/2007, as well as the gained experience for implementation of National Secondary Continuous Education program in Latvia regions, namely in Latgale region. To continue cooperation with SIA Savanna (Ltd.) in Daugavpils for organizing of refresher courses for beauticians in Latgale region To open in the near future a branch office of the School in Daugavpils To organize refresher courses outside Riga in other regions of Latvia on a regular basis

21 Thank You for Your attention ! 2 J.Asara Street 5, Riga, LV-1009, Latvia


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