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Awarding body Qualifi has launched its suite of beauty, hair, nails & wellness qualifications – now Ofqual approved & following the latest NOS

By Alex Fox | 09 July 2021 | Feature, Training

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Qualifi is pleased to announce that its Level 2 Beauty qualification suite is now Ofqual approved, live, on the RQF and ready for Qualifi approved centres to register learners. “All qualifications have been carefully and thoroughly written to the latest NOS and are unique in that they include mandatory units in anatomy & physiology, health, safety and hygiene, client consultation for beauty therapy or hair science, health, safety & hygiene, client consultation for hairdressing and have the option of either internal or external assessment of practical skills,” reveals Runa McNamara, the expert behind the development of the new qualifications.

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Qualifi, an Ofqual approved awarding organisation, has been established for 20 years and is currently best known for specialising in academic qualifications leading to degree progression. However, in recent years Qualifi has seen a growing demand for consistent and credible vocational qualifications in hair, beauty, wellness and aesthetics as this industry has become more vibrant, competitive and global in nature. Jason Goodyear the CEO of Qualifi appointed Runa McNamara and a team of hair and beauty technical experts to develop a suite of qualifications to meet this growing demand.

Qualifi’s hair, beauty, wellness and aesthetics qualifications are unique in that each qualification comprises units written to the very latest Habia NOS – National Occupational Standards. These standards have been devised by technical experts and employers to meet the latest industry thinking. This ensures learners develop relevant skills and the general public can be safe and confident when receiving services and treatments from Qualifi qualified practitioners.

Qualifi and Habia – the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority, have formed a partnership to provide qualification solutions to raise the industry standards both in the UK and internationally. Certificates will be uniquely branded with Ofqual, Qualifi and Habia logos. Habia and Qualifi have worked with the FNP – Federation of Nail Professionals to develop a suite of qualifications for the nails industry too.

For further information go to the newly launched Qualifi website

Habia, the standards setting body for qualifications in the hairdressing, barbering, trichology, beauty, make-up, nails, wellbeing, holistic therapy and aesthetic industries together with Qualifi, is committed to the raising standards in these industries.

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10 benefits for Qualifi approved training providers:

  1. UK and international awarding organisation, with a long & strong history
  2. Qualifications are regulated by Ofqual in the UK
  3. Internationally recognised and industry endorsed
  4. Specialist technical team with significant experience & industry renowned
  5. Unique partnership with HABIA and the Habia logo features on certificates
  6. Qualifications based on the latest UK NOS – National Occupational Standards
  7. Sector leading industry specialists developed the standards to meet the latest employment needs
  8. Standardisation through ‘trade test’ exams and external quality assurance
  9. Centre training for tutors and assessors
  10. Member benefits associated with the FNP, HABIA, Good Salon Guide, Good Training Guide & the NHBF


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