Palmerston North UCOL Beauty students have achieved a flawless finish with a 100 per cent pass rate in the most recent international ITEC examinations.
ITEC is an international examination board, operating in over 38 countries worldwide offering a variety of qualifications which are internationally recognised.
The examinations consist of an online theory component of 50 multiple choice questions on each subject in addition to an assessment by an external ITEC appointed examiner for the practical element.
Palmerston North UCOL Beauty Lecturer Diane Codd says students in UCOL's Certificate in Beauty Services Level 4 and Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 5 can choose to undertake these exams in November/December each year as part of their programme.
They can complete either the Beauty Specialist Diploma, or further advanced qualifications including Holistic Massage, Epilation and Microdermabrasion.
The exams were first offered at UCOL in Palmerston North in 2012, and this is the first time the Beauty students at the Palmerston North campus have achieved a full 100 per cent ITEC pass rate.
In addition to the overall success, six students were awarded Merits when they received their results in January, recognising a very high level of achievement in the ITEC exams by those students.
"We are very proud of the work the students have put in to achieve such an outstanding result," Mrs Codd says.
"I must also acknowledge the team of Beauty Lecturers at Palmerston North for the time and dedication they show in getting our students through these exams successfully. Without their efforts it would not be possible for us to run the ITEC exams as flawlessly as we do."
UCOL Head of School Beauty and Continuing Education Margot Ferrick says that "to have achieved international qualifications is seen as desirable by potential employers, over and above curriculum requirements".