Due to the expertise and knowledge of the Standards & Qualifications team, Habia regularly embarks of a number of additional projects for the hair and beauty industry.
Welsh state of the industry report
Through Habia’s sector Qualification strategy for Wales and Pan Wales strategic steering group, a need was identified for a ‘State of the Industry’ report for the Hair and Beauty sector in Wales. With no up to date Labour Market Information available for Hair and Beauty in Wales, the project will allow Habia and key stakeholders to more fully understand the skills and training needs of businesses in the sector. At the present time information collected on statistics in Wales aggregates the Sector under wholesaling, distribution and retailing not allowing the sector to ascertain a true reflection of its current position within Wales. The research project will enable Habia, learning providers, Awarding Organisations and other key stakeholders vital information to enable them to review and develop their current offer to better meet the current and future skills needs of the sector in Wales.
The project aimed to create a ‘State of the Industry’ report for the Hair and Beauty sector in Wales. With no up to date Labour Market Information available for this sector in Wales, the project aim is to help to more fully understand the skills and training needs of businesses in the sector.
The Welsh Government Sector Priorities Fund Pilot Programme
The Welsh Government Sector Priorities Fund Pilot Programme (SPFP Programme) is a Welsh Government Fund led by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). The fund is open to Sector Skills Councils to bid on a competitive basis to pilot projects that will support the needs of its Sector. In August 2013, SkillsActive was successful in securing funding through the re-launched SPFP Programme to progress a research project to establish the true size of the Hair and Beauty Sector in Wales both at a local and national level for which support has been articulated by a range of employers and stakeholders.