We are currently communicating with Regulators and SQA to support learners in Scotland, as a result of COVID-19.
Many of you still have lots of staff-related questions before you can re-open. We have teamed up with the experts at Peninsula to offer a free online seminar on TUESDAY 30th JUNE at 1.30pm. Places are limited so initially we are focusing on those business with more than 3 staff in their team....
It can be quite confusing to understand all that is on offer and what is the best route to take. Our Board members have decades of experience of the education and training sector. Contact us for information or for a chat about the opportunities....
Boris Johnson announced today the intention for schools and FE colleges to go back in September so young people are back where they need to be in education and preparing for their future. .......
There are a couple of petitions underway seeking to ensure qualifications are inclusive. Habia develop National Occupational Standards (NOS) that are used as the basis for many qualifications. The NOS are due to be reviewed in the next 9 months which is a great opportunity to look at the content and structure.
IfATE approves the Advanced Beauty Therapist Standard and End Point Assessment,(EPA) .Diane Hey, vice chair of the Trailblazer Group ' ...we have a worldclass plan that really raises the bar and allows an apprentice to demonstrate their professional skills and knowledge in Beauty Therapy...'
Sue Harmsworth launches Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care. Diane Hey, our Board member was closely involved in this development. See more details on Spa Opportunities website....
Coming in May 2020 - the story behind the Lions Barber Collective, the story of Tom Chapman establishing a charity after losing a friend to suicide, which turned in to a journey to create a world free from suicide.
The APPG on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing is issuing a Call for Evidence in a new inquiry into non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the UK. Written evidence is invited from the public, organisations, industry bodies and academics by 26th June 2002. see the APPG website for details...
Go to the E- Learning tab to see all the online courses available - COVID-19 Infection control, Well-being Champion, GDPR, Work-life balance, Well being for Teachers, Managing stress/anxiety, Equality/Diversity, First aid, Fire safety.......and many more, a simple, efficient way to learn.
Do you want to demonstrate your training is high quality, taught by professionals and approved by the government recognised Standard Setting Body for Hair, Beauty, Nails, Spa and Aesthetics?
- Habia Approved CPD Provider
- HabiaEndorsed Provider
-Centre of Expertise
Go to the Endorsement page to see the details
We are working with a partner to offer you a simple, cost effective way to support your team , enhance their wellness, look after their mental health and develop resilience. A 'Wellness eco-system' could be perfect, especially with the challenges of COVID-19 and the need to thrive in such challenging times.
For more details look in the main menu under E-Solutions
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This is a time of great uncertainty and many of you have been in touch asking what is the responsible approach to take in these unprecedented times.
It is clear that all forms of social distancing are vitally important, if we as a nation are to successfully fight this virus.
Sadly because of the very nature of our sector, we expect the impact of the virus to be significant and salon owners, staff and those that are self-employed are looking for advice on what to do. The situation is continually changing so we recommend following the official links to get the most up to date information and advice.
The Government is reporting daily on the steps they are taking to fight the virus, protect the economy and support businesses and individuals. On Friday it was announced that gyms and leisure centers had to close. Spas and massage services are included in this category. This was followed soon after by another announcement that all beauty, nail and hair salons had to close.,
The Chancellor has announced an unprecedented package of concessions to help businesses get through this extremely difficult time, see the link below...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) have a wealth of information and advice on their website at
To access further support for those affected by COVID-19
Colleagues at the NHBF have resources for businesses such as templates, posters etc https://www.nhbf.co.uk/coronavirus/
A petition has been created on behalf of the hair and beauty industry to lobby the UK government for an economic hardship relief package to help the industry recover from the impact of the pandemic. Everyone across the industry who fees passionately about this is sharing it widely.
Habia/Skills Active have been working with industry experts and regulators nationwide to develop an updated suite of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures.
Initial research began in February 2019. Expert working groups of industry professionals developed the standards for botulinum toxin type A, dermal fillers medium grade chemical skin peels, mesotherapy, advanced micro needling, advanced electrocautery and dermaplaning procedures.
View the standard at
'We have a debt of gratitude for the amount of voluntary contribution that industry specialists and regulators have come together to provide, ensuring the suite is compliant with regulations for elective non-surgical cosmetic procedure. There is a widespread desire to confirm the standards of practice expected in these modalities, common to all four nations, to promote public safety and a pathway for aesthetic practitioners and this suite provides the agreed standards of all relevant parties. '
This work supports the memorandum of understanding in place between Habia and the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), bringing together a number of PRSB regulators and industry organisations to consolidate the recognition of the agreed practice standards in line with the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) from which qualifications can be aligned.