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Course applications – We can guide you through the process and we can even help you complete your application.

Enrolling onto a course – We can explain the enrolment process and help you complete the appropriate forms. We will discuss payment methods and fee remission criteria relevant to your age and financial circumstances. We can also give advice on other financial support that may be available to you, depending on your circumstances.

Course Information – We can provide you with course information and discuss various options available to you. If you need detailed course content information we can signpost you to a course specialist for advice.

Our MISSION and AIMS is at the academy:

  • Aspirational: Encourage and enable individuals to attain their individual social and economic ambitions.
  • Inspirational: Achieve high standards by delivering high standards.
  • Motivational: Provide knowledge and a world-class experience.
  • Supportive: Recognise and value every person as an individual with individual challenges, needs and aspirations.

As an academy, core British Values, listed below, are our guiding principles and are integral to everything we do and promote across all departments.

  • The rule of law.
  • Individual liberty.
  • Mutual respect.
  • Tolerance of different Faiths and Beliefs.

Our Services

  • A confidential, impartial and objective information and advice service concerning learning opportunities, skills and qualifications, career progression and how to access them.
  • Written information on all courses and opportunities
  • Support during your studies to assist your learning and personal development
  • Advice and services to enable you to study effectively if you have a disability or additional requirement
  • Telephone / internet services providing information and advice

What you can expect from us

  • We will be welcoming and friendly
  • We will be professional and knowledgeable
  • We are happy to answer your enquiry by telephone or e-mail or to offer you an individual appointment
  • We will treat you fairly and equally
  • We will tailor our services to your needs

What we expect from you

  • As much relevant information as you can give us to help us to respond to your enquiry fully
  • To contact us promptly if you have any questions or concerns about your studies
  • To attend all support meetings, which have been arranged with academy staff on time
  • To be honest and open with us, and work towards meeting your agreed aims
  • To treat academy staff and fellow students with respect

Feedback: Compliments, Comments and Complaints

To help us continuously improve our service and address your needs we want to hear from you; if you wish, you may do this anonymously.

If you would like to comment on or compliment the service or make a complaint information can be seen on our complaints policy, complete our feedback forms, or comment by using our learner comment box located in the well-being corner. Alternatively please email

Our complaints procedure explains clearly how complaints should be made and how these and any unresolved issues are dealt with. All complaints are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Below you can receive further information on our IAG statement, service plan and Strategic Plan.

Application Enrolment

All enrolment documentation must be completed before commencing on chosen study programme. A timetable date for enrolment will be available for learners to complete all documentation forms, complete uniform order, complete ID application, 1-2-1 meetings with senior management team:

Forms will consist of:

  • Contact sheet
  • Financial contract
  • Additional support
  • Medical form
  • Uniform form

A student’s induction takes place at the beginning and throughout the first few weeks of their course. The Induction process will cover an introduction of the academy facilities, services and course Programme information, including the learner support departments within the academy.

During their induction, they will:

  • Have an introduction to the full Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Welfare information and Single Equality & Diversity Policies and procedures.
  • Meet their course tutors, who will explain the timetable, course content, assignments and assessment requirements.
  • Receive Uniforms and ID Lanyards
  • Receive Kits
  • Receive information on general Rules and Regulations at the academy, including presentation and behaviour guidelines.
  • Receive information available resources at the academy and online system.
  • Complete their Learner Individual Planner (ILP) to help them evaluate their strengths, interests and identify areas of progression or development into further training and employment.

Learner attendance is expected to be 100%. If the minimum requirement of Guided Learning Hours is not achieved, their qualification and progression on other courses will be put in jeopardy. If attendance falls under 80% a meeting will be organised. If attendance falls under 60% 1st stage disciplinary could be issued.

Learners who are ill, or cannot attend for any reason, a learner is expected to contact the academy before 9.30am telephone 01708 459644 or email

Learners should give the following information:

Learner attendance is expected to be 100%. If the minimum requirement of Guided Learning Hours is not achieved, their qualification and progression on other courses will be put in jeopardy. If attendance falls under 80% a meeting will be organised. If attendance falls under 60% 1st stage disciplinary could be issued.

Learners who are ill, or cannot attend for any reason, a learner is expected to contact the academy before 9.30am telephone 01708 459644 or email

Learners should give the following information:

    • Their name and date
    • Reason for absence/ lateness.
    • Authorised absence – This means their tutor has given they formal permission to be absent during a timetabled lessons. Doctor or hospital appointments we may ask for appointment letters if absent for long period of time.
    • Unauthorised absence – This means they have not provided notice or evidence of an absence prior to being absent, and means they have not been given formal permission to be absent from timetabled lessons.
    • Making up time – . This will be planned by their tutor, This is to ensure they have the GLH (guided learning hours) required to successfully complete their programme on time.
    • Learners need to arrive 15 minutes before class time for registration.
    • If they have to leave the academy before their scheduled finish time they must gain authorisation. All external appointments must be booked in their personal time to avoid disruption to their Study Programme. If they leave the academy premises without notifying their tutor the disciplinary procedure will be followed.
Appearance Standards

Shoes are not supplied as part of your uniform, so must be provided by yourself. No open toes or open heels for Health & Safety reasons.

The college has very strict rules regarding wearing jewellery. You cannot wear hand/wrist/face jewellery whilst in theory/practical sessions at academy or whilst performing application other than earrings. Watches are permitted during.

Clean and simple nails are part of our academies uniform. Acrylic and long extension will need to be removed before commencing your studies. This does against our health and safety policy as well as professionalism within the industry when working with your performers or clients.

No eyelash extensions are permitted for any makeup courses. This affects your training skills, makeup application and portfolio images. We ask all eyelashes extensions are removed before commencing any makeup course.

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GCSE English at grade 4 (C) or above is also required.

Level 2 qualifications accepted

For most applicants a foundation course may be more appropriate

Since they were first introduced, the qualifications in this specification have been used for progression to employment and further work-related training. During the period leading up to the full introduction of reformed occupational routes, these BTEC Level 3 qualifications continue to provide progression to training, Apprenticeship and higher vocational study. Centres should ensure that the way in which qualifications are delivered remains relevant to learners’ career aspirations, taking account of local employment needs.

The 30-credit BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Production Arts gives learners an introduction to specific areas of the sector through one of the following pathways:

        • Makeup The qualification is broadly equivalent in size to 0.5 of an A Level. It is also suitable for mature learners who wish to follow a vocational programme of study as part of their continued professional development or who want to aim for employment in the production arts sector.When taken alongside other qualifications, the BTEC Level 3 Certificate enables learners to progress to higher education and to other professional development programmes.

Grades awarded are Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. Assessment comprises of units of study – all protocols are assessed by the centre and depending on course programme assessed externally. Due to the vocational nature of this course students will be assessed on a regular basis and this features a balance of practical and written tasks.

If a learner is under the age of 18 on 31st August 2018 and they have not achieved either GCSE English Language or GCSE Mathematics grades A* to C/or 9-4, they will be required to work towards achieving further qualifications in these subjects.

We are committed to ensuring they have all relevant skills to progress into further or higher education and employment. Qualifications in English and mathematics are essential and are just as important as their vocational subject, as they are demanded by employers. Please speak to our admin team for additional support in resists.

If assessments or any other work is outstanding at the end of their course, they may be required to pay a fee of £25 per assessment. This fee will contribute towards the additional support and planning that is provided beyond the planned end date. In exceptional circumstances a meeting will be arranged to discuss their needs and set a further completion plan. It is important that they attend this scheduled meeting in order for their extension to be authorised.


Final Checks is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kinds us unacceptable at Final Checks. If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell us and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell a member of staff immediately. Treat all learners, staff and visitors with courtesy and respect at all times.

We expect:

        • Work actively with tutors to plan and take responsibility of their own learning to meet deadlines and targets in order to complete the study programme on time.
        • Adhere to academy uniform rules and bring necessary learning resources to all lessons.
        • Abide by assessment and examination rules.
        • Acknowledge and follow the Health and Safety, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Safeguarding, Learner Disciplinary, Anti-bullying and Harassment policies.
        • Act professionally and responsibly at all times.
        • Respect the academy environment and play an active role in keeping it safe, clean and pleasant for all.

You MUST perform and receive all required treatments as part of your course. As you are studying to be a qualified Makeup and Hair artist, you must understand the sensation of the treatments in order to advise your performers once in the industry, this is the reason you are required to receive these applications. Your skin may be affected at the beginning due to new products n your face. At the academy we have all skincare range to protect your skin. If your skin is affected with a skin reaction you need to notify a mender of staff immediately. All patch tests will be competed during your induction week.

We are a diverse academy and you may be in a group with both male and female students and ALL applications that form part of the course will be practiced on you and you will practice on other students. If you prefer to be in a same sex group or cannot have certain application performed for medical reasons please ensure you let us know in your 1 to 1 meeting with our well-being or course leader during induction week.

Financial Support


Financial support information is available on our funding page.

Learners will a receive lanyard with student number and expiry date on their ID cards. ID cards are acceptable on students discount retail shops and some food shops.

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Please note: There is no canteen on site, but there are rest areas for students to relax and eat their own lunch; this can be brought from home, but we are also in the heart of London, so there are plenty of places to buy food for lunch in the local area.

If a learner is 16-18 and in full time education a parent or guardian must apply for a 16+ Zip Oyster photo card for they. This card allows a them to travel at a reduced rate on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.

If they’re 18+ and studying full time or part time they may be eligible for an 18+ Student Oyster photo card which entitles they to 30% discounted travel. If they receive job seekers allowance they may be entitled to a travel discount card. For more information contact their job centre advisor.

To apply for discounted travel online go to Fairs and Payments or collect an application form from their local post office.

For more information go to Fairs and Payments local post office.

All learners studying at Final Checks Academy are able to receive student discount for most makeup brands and hair products. You will need to show your ID card or enrolment forms. Please see individual counters as some makeup brads have different regulations.

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Student Support



  • Observation Walkthroughs
  • Peer Observations
  • Monitoring learner success & achievement
  • Mediation and monitoring of exam grades, assessment grades & assignment grades Mediation and monitoring of feedback to learners
  • Learner feedback surveys
  • Employer feedback surveys
  • Regular Teaching &Learning Meeting Reviews
  • End of Year Feedback from Assessors
  • Learner Target Trackers
  • Learner Voice Feedback
  • Progression and Destination information
  • Learner feedback at end of each lesson on distance travelled, knowledge gained and if the learning aim(s) have been met

Some learners will require individual and tailored support to gain academic success which is why we have a number of services to ensure a smooth transition into our academy and to assist with the educational achievement for all those who require additional learning support.

Learners who are in care or have left care may be eligible to receive some of the below support:

Additional Learning Support staff to assist they with any learning difficulties or barriers.

Information and guidance on how to access financial support of up to £1,200.00.

Mentoring and 1 to 1 assistance with action planning and goal setting, including signposting to support organisations to reduce any barriers to learning.

Those learners that require additional support will be directed to the appropriate provision. This could be dedicated to the needs of that priority group, or involve part-time provision taking place at work or off-site, or self-study packages available online through learn direct. Learners are encouraged to complete a self-assessment form to divulge information relating to them personally.

As an academy our aim is to offer support and implement any reasonable adjustments to ensure that learners, staff and visitors are not substantially disadvantaged.

Requests for reasonable adjustments or special consideration will be considered, in accordance with legislation and procedures, to ensure no learner or visitor is disadvantaged.

Final Checks refers to the relevant awarding organisations policies:

  • Access to assessment and qualifications.
  • Guidance and regulations relating to candidates who are eligible for adjustments in assessment.

If you would like to find out more information on any of the services listed above, please speak to our course leader Danika or Ben our support advisor who will offer assistance or email

Our SEND information will be available on enrolment and additional forms will be completed.

Important Contacts


  • Administration Team
  • Student Support
  • Customer Service Desk

The Administration team offers a direct service for learners so new learners to discuss progressing onto a new course or other courses once they have completed their studies. They also offer one to one advice, information and guidance on Open Days and can provide information on the courses available, course fees, kits and uniform.

Update on timetable dates, events and attendance tracking.

If a learner changes their personal details they must inform Admissions immediately, so our records can be updated; this will ensure that their certificate is delivered to the correct address. If it is necessary to order a replacement certificate because the academy does not have their correct details on file, they will be required to cover any costs involved.

It is important to bring influences from industry through our doors to ensure they are highly skilled and knowledgeable when they complete their qualification. We have a continuous calendar of events, industry and awareness talks to support learners with their personal development and employability skills..

There will also be compulsory exhibitions / events on their timetable for they to attend in order to develop their commercial skills, which will form part of their Study Programme.

The Student Support services will be able to help with the below:

  • Additional learning support that may be needed.
  • Welfare support/Referrals
  • Financial support


  • For Additional Learning Support information and Advice, email
  • Well-being support –
  • To report concerns which are causing a barrier to attending academy, email
  • For advice and guidance on learner financial support, email
  • To speak to a lecturer email
  • To report absences, email
  • To speak to a Manager regarding authorised absences or special adjustments to their course etc, email
  • To report concerns regarding being safe in and outside of academy, email


  • Havering Club
  • TogetherWeStandUK
  • Talk to Frank Offers information and advice on drugs awareness
  • GOV Public Services Provides information on all public services
  • CEOP Police Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre provides information and support on internet safety and reporting threats to children and people online and offline.
  • NHS Provides online support for health concerns

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