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Awarding Organisations

Habia are proud to work with the following Awarding Organisations

City & Guilds is a world leading vocational education organisation. Created by the Master Craft Guilds to develop technical ability we have remained true to that goal. Their qualifications are delivered in more than 10,000 training centres across the world and are widely recognised and respected by employers. They believe learning has no limits – they can provide learners with the skills they need to succeed in the world of work, offer their centres the very best in learning support, and provide employers with the talented employees they need to boost their long-term profitability and growth. Whether you want to offer qualifications, run apprenticeships, develop your workforce or boost your career by enhancing your skills, City & Guilds is here to help.

ITEC is a leading international specialist examination board, providing quality qualifications in Beauty & Spa Therapy, Hairdressing, Complementary Therapies, Sports & Fitness Training and Customer Service.

Pearson is the world’s leading education company. From pre-school to high school, early learning to professional certification, its curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools and testing programmes help to educate millions of people worldwide – more than any other private enterprise.

SQA help people to realise their potential and to achieve their ambitions by providing a wide range of high quality, internationally recognised qualifications and associated services.

They work with schools, colleges, universities and training organisations to develop and deliver qualifications and assessments. Around 15,000 teaching professionals and industry specialists support SQA operations annually, helping to ensure that SQA qualifications accurately reflect learners’ knowledge and skills and provide routes to jobs or further study.

SQA also awards a range of other qualifications, including customised awards to meet the needs of individual companies and organisations. In addition, SQA provides advice, support and services, such as expertise in assessment, that enable organisations to succeed in meeting a wide range of educational and workforce development challenges.

Based in Scotland, they work across the UK and internationally. Our people take great pride in offering exceptional customer service — which is acknowledged by government organisations, universities, businesses and individuals throughout the world.

VTCT, Vocational Training Charitable Trust, is a Government-approved awarding organisation which has awarded world class qualifications since 1962 and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom ever since. Our full qualification package includes Hairdressing & Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Sport, Active Health & Fitness, Hospitality & Catering, Business, Retail & Customer Service and Learning & Development.

With more than 800 approved centres, VTCT has an ever expanding list of centres throughout the UK, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Cyprus, Kenya, India, South Africa and Australia. VTCT is a charitable organisation and its main activity as an awarding body is also its first charitable objective; to develop and provide high quality education and qualifications for the service industries.

With a head office in Eastleigh, Hampshire, VTCT employs around 40 staff and has a field force of over 70 external quality assurers working on a contract basis.

VTCT is involved in many of the new initiatives being introduced into the education system, including the embedding of general education skills and online-assessment.

VTCT and Habia have been working in partnership since 2007. Both organisations joined forces to work together to ensure that any income raised is re-invested to create training guidance for educators, learners, industry professionals and businesses to develop qualifications which address skill needs.

The agreement helps showcase skills and qualifications within the hair and beauty sectors and raise the profile of both industries. In partnership we attend Hair and Beauty exhibitions, key industry events and host VTCT CPD events for educators and training providers featuring the Habia skills team.

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