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FAQs about Courses

Following are some of the frequently asked questions about courses offered by ICBI. Click on any question to see the answer and click again on the question to close the answer box.

What is the basic difference between Business, Professional and Certificate series of programs in Image Consulting and Soft Skills Training?

In all three series the course content and classroom training is identical. The difference comes from what happens additionally during and after the course. These series of courses are designed keeping in mind different objectives that participants have to join any course. Certificate Series has only the course and is meant for people who want to enhance an existing job or business. Professional Series is for people looking for employment opportunities after the course and hence it has an internship after the course and then placement assistance. Business Series is for people wanting to be entrepreneurs and start their independent Image Consulting and/or Soft skills Training practice. This series has an additional fellowship program during the course which gives practical exposure to students. A complete business enablement support package is also included which has business enablement training after the course, lead generation support, lead management system, access to updated consulting and training material and ongoing business coaching over phone and email.

How do I decide whether I should join Image Consulting, Soft Skills Training or combined program in any series?

It is all about your interest and passion. Image Consulting course teaches you the skills of guiding people on managing their appearance for greater success on a one on one basis. Soft Skills Training course teaches you to train others on soft skills. The combined course includes both. Based on your objective a course can be chosen. However the prospects become much larger with the combined course.

 

If I join any of the Business Programs then how do I go about generating business?

Any course in the world only teaches the subject matter. ICBI’s Business Programs are unique offerings in the world and go much beyond classroom teaching. Business generation is all about business training, getting enquires, managing enquires and getting ongoing help. ICBI provides all of these. Firstly in the Business Programs you go through a fellowship program during the course which gives you practical exposure and you also build a network. After the course there is business training which will first of all teach you about the market segment that you should target, how to approach potential clients, the process of negotiating, closing and executing the work. Social media marketing will also be taught so that you can promote yourself to generate enquires. ICBI also provides you a listing on a specialized search for Image Consultants and Soft Skills Trainers so that people can reach you. This is linked with a lead management system which will help in tracking and marketing to these leads.

If I join any of the Professional Programs then where and what kind of jobs can I get?

With a qualification in Image Consulting and/or Soft Skills Training one can get jobs in premium fashion, media & entertainment, aviation & hospitality, corporate training and recruitment companies and training departments of organizations to name a few. The job positions can be varied and as per hiring company’s policies however the roles can be that of Image Consultants, Fashion Stylists, Grooming Officers, Trainers, Training Coordinators to name a few.

 

How can I benefit from any of the Certificate Programs?

Certificate Programs are designed for people to enhance an existing career/business. Guiding and training people on Image Management and Soft Skills is a need for every job and every business. People working in fashion, media & entertainment, HR/training & recruitment related industries can add to their skill sets with this qualification for growth. Similarly people in such businesses can offer more services to their customers. People wanting to start an independent practice as an Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer can also enrol in these programs provided they feel confident that they will be able to successfully set up and operate their practice without the business enablement support from ICBI.

How can I benefit from any of the Certificate Programs?

Certificate Programs are designed for people to enhance an existing career/business. Guiding and training people on Image Management and Soft Skills is a need for every job and every business. People working in fashion, media & entertainment, HR/training & recruitment related industries can add to their skill sets with this qualification for growth. Similarly people in such businesses can offer more services to their customers. People wanting to start an independent practice as an Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer can also enrol in these programs provided they feel confident that they will be able to successfully set up and operate their practice without the business enablement support from ICBI.

What is Program Suitability Assessment?

To be really successful as an Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer, a person’s motivations, influences and business orientation goes a long way. ICBI’s program suitability assessment maps all these three elements and generates recommendations on program choice. It is a tool which is not a mandatory part of enrolment process however gives insights to a person desiring to enrol in any of the programs offered by ICBI.

What is Personal Branding Program?

Personal Branding Program is designed for self enhancement. In today’s competitive world it is important to become a brand to succeed. This program takes the participants through a process of discovering, building and communicating their personal brand effectively for greater success in personal, professional and social lives.

What happens if I miss a class?

You are allowed to attend the missed session with another batch subject to a maximum of 3 such sessions. If you happen to miss more than 3 sessions you will be provided with study material and you will need to self study. There is also a provision of attending more than 3 missed sessions at an additional fee.

Can I upgrade to a higher program later?

Yes you can however you will need to pay 25% extra over and above the difference in fee between the program that you enrolled for and the program that want to upgrade to.

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