At Habia, we honour great professionals, fantastic treatments, and amazing products. We believe people with passion, working together, can change the sector for the better. We would love to welcome you as a Habia member, to be part of our Habia community and see you at the sessions in the autumn. As a Habia Education Member you are part of a specialist network of individuals involved in the hair and beauty sector with an interest in education and training. By focusing on key topics and sharing information and best practice, this group is an invaluable resource for those looking to provide high standards and excellence.
What members say…
‘’The Habia Education Forum about the Governments review of level 2 qualifications was fascinating. I found it so powerful to listen to individuals who are so passionate in ensuring that the qualifications for hair and beauty, moving forward, are bridging the gap between education and employment. The work you do at Habia for our industry really is inspiring.’’ Stephanie Parry, Educator/Lecturer
‘’For me personally, the HABIA education forums and skills showcases have allowed me to keep up to date with the education sector across all areas including qualifications, funding and Department of Education news, to name a few areas. It has allowed me to have my say across important areas of our industry and learn about excellent opportunities in networking with colleagues, both in private and further education, and business. I would definitely recommend becoming a HABIA member and joining the Education Forums and Skills Showcases.’’ Kim Ford, Global Consultancy Examiner and Lecturer, Business Support at Beauty Enterprise Solutions.
‘’I’d highly recommend everyone to work with HABIA, it is an honour to be part of such a reputable organisation’’ Janis Taylor, Managing Director Aesthetica Professional.
‘’I found the Habia Education Forum really informative, beneficial and actually reassuring as I thought I was the only one with these questions and concerns’’ Kirsty Warren, Deputy Head of Department for Creative Industries
These information sessions are by invitation only to Education Members. These remote/virtual sessions feature a variety of topics, examples are –
- Meetings with Department of Education (DfE) representatives regarding the review of post-16 qualifications
- Update from The Chair of the Steering Group about the progress of any current projects such as review of the National Occupational Standard (NOS)
- Updates on education/training developments, e.g. Apprenticeship Standards, T-Levels
- Updates on key issues impacting the sector e.g. Modern Slavery, Sustainability
- Updates on WorldSkills UK and the pursuit of ’Technical Excellence’
- Why Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is essential for all practitioners and opportunities from Habia endorsed providers, sharing information about their short upskilling courses for Professionals
This list of topics is not exhaustive. We gain feedback from members to help shape the content of the ‘Education Forums’.
We often have partners who want to offer Habia members opportunities or discounts, or the chance to be involved in projects or press/promotional features.
We help colleges enhance their delivery of regulated qualifications and help salons and Spas to keep up to date with new developments. Many educators have been undertaking curriculum planning in readiness for the autumn term, and salons/spas are continually reviewing their offer to respond to client needs and increase profitability. With this in mind we hold monthly sessions for Habia members called a Skills Showcase. We held some great skills showcase before summer. We heard from great companies about their offer for colleges and salons – they shared their story, history, ethos, specialism, their product, brand or HABIA endorsed course. Many are now working with educators and salons to help enhance the business and /or curriculum and if they can provide an offer for staff up-dating, CPD etc.
We look forward to seeing you at our up-coming Education Forums. We’re busy planning a discussion with College Hair/Beauty managers about how they ensure success in a very competitive environment, a session on the new licence for non-surgical cosmetic procedures, a textured hair update, plus working with the many companies featured in our monthly Skills Showcase.
Right now, we have a time limited offer saving over 40% off the normal annual membership – at just £49.99 for the year. That’s just £4.17 a month! This offer is on for the autumn season. Take advantage of this offer by adding the code CAB6F52DDC when prompted at payment. Click here to find out more about our Membership.