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More Apprenticeship choices for learners with new frameworks

Posted: Tuesday 14 June 2011

Learners wanting to enter the hair and beauty industry now have more choices after Habia launched 10 new Apprenticeship frameworks.

The 10 new sector frameworks include:

Level 2 and 3 Hairdressing (including pathways for African type hair skills)

Level 2 and 3 Barbering (including pathways for African type hair skills)

Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy

Level 2 and 3 Nail Services

Level 3 Spa Therapy.

The updated frameworks meet the Specification for Apprenticeship Standards for England (SASE), which sets minimum standards for Apprenticeship frameworks and gives them a legal basis as part of the Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning (ASCL) Act.

The frameworks can be found on the new Habia Apprenticeship website at or the Apprenticeship Framework Online Portal which is hosted on the Semta website at

Learners can be registered onto the new SASE frameworks from 27 June 2011. Learners can still be registered onto the old frameworks up until 26 June 2011.

As well as having been updated to take into account the Act, the new frameworks include amendments to how Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) which is a mandatory requirement for a framework completion certificate may be evidenced.

ERR may now be evidenced through:

an appropriate Awarding Organisation ERR qualification

an in-house system, such as a workbook, portfolio or online system, that meets the minimum evidence requirements

an externally provided system, such as a workbook, portfolio or online system, that meets the minimum evidence requirements.

The evidence requirements to demonstrate satisfactory completion of ERR include a completion certificate from an Awarding Organisation, or, for an in-house or externally provided system, a record of achievement is the only form of evidence which will be accepted by the Central Certification Authority.

Record of achievement forms are available from Habia at

Alan Goldsbro, Habia CEO, "These are the very latest Apprenticeship frameworks available representing the best in current practice, and will give learners the skills that employers require. There are also technical changes to ERR which provide a number of ways it can now be evidenced and certificated. Our new Apprenticeship website provides full and clear details for educators, learners and employers alike, including the new Habia paper and online systems.

For enquiries relating to Apprenticeship frameworks, please contact Carolynne Hanson, Learning Frameworks Officer on

For enquires relating to the certification process, please contact Helen Jellis, Administration Officer on

  • Habia
  • Apprenticeships
  • Hairdressing Apprenticeships
  • Beauty Therapy Apprenticeships
  • Nail Services Apprenticeships
  • Spa Therapy Apprenticeships
  • Barbering Apprenticeships
  • African type hair skills
  • Frameworks
  • Apprenticeship Frameworks
  • SASE
  • Specification for Apprenticeship Standards for England
  • Apprenticeship Skills Children and Learning Act
  • ASCL Act
  • Habia Apprenticeships
  • ERR
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities