Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy scoops Habia Centre of Expertise accolade

By Sophie Nutt | 30 October 2018 | Movers & Shakers, News

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Gerrard International’s Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy has been named a Habia Centre of Expertise, exclusive to the south of England and one of only six centres in the UK.

The academy successfully met rigorous assessment criteria and passed a visit by an industry assessor in order to gain the prestigious recognition.

“Centres of Expertise are a national network of learning providers delivering the very highest quality programmes,” explains Nicola Turner, head of sales and marketing at Habia. “Open to all centres, regardless of which awarding organisation they work with, Centres of Expertise recognise those providers delivering the very highest level of training.”

The Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy delivers real-world learning and delegate support from specialist nail care to complete beauty therapy. “The premises were viewed and all our documentation assessed, covering areas such as standardisation, health and safety, trainer qualifications, training and certification,” explains Samantha Kendrew, training and development manager at Gerrard International. “We were thrilled to be awarded a Centre of Expertise in Nail Services, Beauty Therapy and Retail Level 3.”

Reflecting the academy’s commitment to excellence in education, Susan Gerrard adds, “The team worked extremely hard for this – an amazing achievement to be recognised for the high standards we set at the academy.”

Bill Shaw, Habia chairman, concludes, “My congratulations to the team at Gerrard International on achieving the Habia Centre of Expertise accolade. It is recognition of their hard work, professionalism and high standards.”

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