The programme – 9 months
The five value added certifications for Business English (at 3 levels), French, Diploma in Fashion Design, Trinity Guildhall Examination in Music (Theory) and International Award for Young People makes the 9 months program distinct in its own way.
The curriculum includes:
- Personal Vision
- Protocol and Social Graces
- Public Speaking
- Creative Writing
- Business English
- Professional Grooming
- Business Etiquette
- Fashion Design
- Art & Craft
- Food & Beverage Production and Service
- Dining Etiquette
- Dietetics & Nutrition
- Team Work Skills
- House Keeping
- Beauty Therapy – Personal Grooming
- Personality Development
- Health & Hygiene
- Flower Arrangement
- Music- Keyboard, Guitar, Violin, Piano,Vocal and Drums
- Cooking Competitions
- Beauty Competitions
- Event Managements
- Music Recital Performance
- Styling Workshop & Photoshop
- Fashion Show
- Bridal makeup Competition
- External Workshops & Seminars
- Career Guidance Workshops
- Premarital Counseling
- Ballroom Dance Training
- Outdoor Bound Activities – Mountaineering
- Fitness Training
- Games & Sports – Golf, Lawn Tennis, Shuttle Badminton, Basket Ball, Billiards, Squash & Horse Riding
- Recreation – Yoga and Sports Exercise
The outsourced lecture resources, the practical lessons in cooking and serving on a customary basis, the competitions and the extensive coverage of the subjects under the curriculum are the underscore of the 9 months program.
The Diwali Break
The Diwali break for the students is scheduled for a week.
The Winter Break
The winter break is scheduled from Mid December to Mid January.
The 5 Certifications
Business English Certification (BEC) conducted by Cambridge University
A Proficiency based qualification that will stay for life. There are three levels of BEC, reflecting the different levels of reading, writing, listening and speaking abilities. Each exam is matched against the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The certificate adds on to the profile of the candidate.
Preliminary – Level B 1
The ability to read Reports and Charts, and to write a short Memo or email is tested. It also tests the ability to use English for short telephone conversations and discussion and to give a short business presentation.
Vantage – Level B 2
The test is at a higher level compared to Preliminary level. The ability to write a letter, read longer business reports and listen to, understand and contribute to discussions on business topics is tested.
Higher – Level C 1
Tests the ability to write Reports, read authentic business articles, summarize graphs, give a presentation and express opinions in English.
Delf A1 French Certification from Government of France, (Alliance Francaise)
The DELF is the French equivalent of the English proficiency test TOEFL, but the tests for these two languages are different. DELF certification consists of multiple levels. Rather than a score, DELF candidates work to obtain one of seven diplômes from the Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche: The qualification is for life.
Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF A1)
This level recognizes basic knowledge in French. This is the ‘discovery’ stage of the language. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way, can speak about herself and her immediate environment. The certificate is an eligibility criteria for higher certifications in French and also displays the speaking proficiency of the candidate.
Diploma in Fashion Design from NIFT – TEA
The One year diploma program of NIFT is incorporated within the 9 months program.
The curriculum is designed in 7 modules:
- Module 1 – Fundamentals of Fashion Designing
- Module 2 – Fashion Illustration (Practical)
- Module 3 – Portfolio presentation, Forecasting and Promotion
- Module 4 – Pattern making and Grading
- Module 5 – Clothing Construction (Practical)
- Module 6 – Surface Ornamentation Techniques (Practical)
- Module 7 – Design Collection Show and Jury
320 hours of classroom training equips the students to appear for the theory and practical examination. The certificate is the eligibility criteria for a career in Fashion Design industry.
Trinity Guildhall Examination in Music (Theory)
A wide range of musical instruments are taught under the guidance of Trinity-certified faculty. The graded music exams are designed to provide a structured learning framework which evaluates a student’s progress at every level. Music exams equip learners with real-life skills to help them become confident musicians and performers. Trinity Guildhall Examination in Music (Theory) is Internationally recognised, with UCAS points available at the higher grades.
The International Award for Young People
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. The IAYP programme has three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold award. This adventurous journey includes volunteering, outdoor activities, social interaction and community service. It is full of activities and projects that get you buzzing, and along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.The certification is an add-on to the profile.