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Cosmetic Surgery Regulation

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Institute for Licensing are calling for a mandatory England-wide licensing scheme for cosmetic treatments. Currently regulation is loose if not non-existent and risks to consumers from non-licensed practitioners is huge. Read the two reports below for more detail.

A fragmented picture- regulation of cosm[...]
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The ugly side of beauty- improving the s[...]
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Apprenticeships

The approved standards for the hair professional and beauty professional outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need to be able to do by the time they have completed their apprenticeship. 

Hair_Professional_Standard.pdf
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Beauty_Professional_Standard.pdf
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Hair_prof_assessment_plan.pdf
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Covid-19 Impact on the Industry

The impact on the industry is vast - the social, mental, physical, financial and reputational damage to clients and staff will be difficult to recover from in the short and medium term and it doesn't help that we seem to have been viewed as the non-urgent, non-important sector of industry which is so far from the truth. Never could we have foreseen the damage that would do to beauty salons, spas, nail bars and hairdressing salons. Professional Beauty Magazine have a wealth of information which follows the path and challenges that we have had to deal with. Really interesting reading. https://professionalbeauty.co.uk/site/Coronavirus-Resources-Salons-Spas

Government advice on close contact services

Guidance for people who provide close contact services, including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/close-contact-services

T Levels - Final Outcome Content

Level panels who are industry experts work to define the key skills and knowledge a learner needs to cover during their two years of study. 

When route panels finalise and approve the outline content, it is then ready to be bid on by awarding organisations (AOs). If successful, they will then develop the technical qualifications. Below is the final outcome content for the hair, beauty and aesthetics.

Downloadable document below or link to the Institute for Apprenticeship url. https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/media/4471/hba_final_outline_content.pdf

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