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Centre of Expertise

Centre of Expertise is a national network of learning providers delivering high quality programmes.

The UK hair and beauty sector is globally renowned for its level of expertise in delivery, training and standards. Open to all centres – regardless of which Awarding Organisation they work with – Centres of Expertise recognises those training providers delivering the very highest level of learning in the hair and beauty sector.

Colleges, centres, manufacturers and employers that are accredited as a Centre of Expertise will have proven they have successfully met and maintained rigorous assessment criteria – criteria that has been developed and agreed by Habia (the government recognised industry authority and sector skills body for the hair and beauty sector), in consultation with employers, educators and industry associations.

The criteria includes excellent technical skills; developing and maintaining high quality staff and facilities; and the delivery and content of training programmes. Only Centres of Expertise which have successfully met and maintained the criteria and pass a monitoring site visit by an industry assessor will be recognised.

There are many benefits of your training centre becoming a Centre of Expertise:

  • Enhance your reputation within the industry – a step beyond an Ofsted report
  • Enhance your brand equity and value – stand out from the crowd!
  • Provide a clearer offer to students – increase your customer confidence and loyalty
  • Gain a competitive advantage – showcase your centre as innovative with specialist practice in its area of expertise
  • Join a network of quality assurance – become the best of the best
  • Stay ahead of the game – by joining an industry specific and industry backed programme

Benefits to your customers:

  • Provides reassurance in terms of quality and standards
  • Assists and simplifies the selection process
  • Provides peace of mind
  • Increases confidence and motivation

All approved Centre of Expertise will receive the following:

  • Centre of Expertise name in advertising
  • Centre of Expertise plaque and certificate
  • Centre of Expertise listing on the Quality Training Portal website

Plus much more

It’s no idle boast – Centres of Expertise are the best of the best.

They are the training providers that go the extra mile in what they offer to employers and learners, and have strong links with local schools and businesses.

For further information about the Centres of Expertise please call 0845 6 123555

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