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Who is Habia?

Habia is recognised by government as the Standards Setting Body for the hair and beauty industries and plays an essential role in maintaining and improving professionalism within them. Part of the Skills Active group the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure and Wellbeing allows the hair and beauty industry more opportunities and access to a wealth of experience and resources for the sector.

Through its drive to raise standards that are held in high regard and respected worldwide, Habia provide a solid benchmark for education and industry and a voice to Government. Habia works closely with education and the industry providing up to date information on education, qualifications and skills and as a not for profit organisation Habia invests all surplus revenue back into funding projects that will benefit the hair and beauty Industries.

Habia’s responsibilities and duties are many and varied; developing the Standards that form the basis of all UK recognised hair and beauty qualifications, the creation of Codes of Practice and Industry Guidelines, the creation of and supported by government Register of Professional Beauty Therapists, advanced skills training and CPD opportunities to educators as well as additional skills and business related support to those working in industry. Habia have recently created standards for the new Beauty Counter Qualifications for those that work in retail beauty.

 

HABIA TRAINING ENDORSEMENT

Endorsement is a robust quality check on training which is cross referenced with set criteria developed by the industry. It ensures a minimum standard of training within our footprint that is regulated. Employers and individuals look for our logo and have confidence in knowing that the training they book onto is safe, effective and regulated.

 

WHO IS IT FOR?

Endorsement is for any organisation that offers training and would like to follow best practice, upskill and strengthen their systems and processes to ensure they are leaders of recognised training within their industry.

 

WHY SHOULD I GET MY TRAINING ENDORSED?

All endorsed providers will be listed on the new quality training portal, an online directory of industry quality assured training. Endorsed your training allows you to offer CPD points to the hair and beauty sector and Endorsed Providers can also take advantage of our added benefits.

 

THERE ARE THREE LEVELS OF ENDORSEMENT AVAILABLE

·       Centre of Expertise

·       Endorsed Provider (Formerly Member School and CPD endorsement)

·       Approved Provider

 

APPROVED PROVIDER

Approved Provider status is a good starting point to becoming an Endorsed Provider, and is for training providers who offer their own non-endorsed CPD training. Being an approved provider will show employers and learners that you have sufficient quality assurance processes in place, you have occupationally competent staff, and that you comply to an established code of practice.

 

ENDORSED PROVIDER (FORMERLY MEMBER SCHOOL AND CPD ENDORSEMENT)

Endorsed Provider status is for training providers who offer their own CPD training and/or deliver qualifications and is available for single and multiple training and/or qualifications. Endorsed training is awarded CPD points which are passed on to the learner.

 

CENTRE OF EXPERTISE

Centres of Expertise is a national network of training providers delivering high quality programmes and recognises providers that are delivering the very highest level of learning and addressing employer demand in the hair and beauty sector. Only centres that have successfully met and maintained criteria and pass an assessment visit by an industry assessor will be approved. Centre of