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Standards & Qualifications

Habia is responsible for setting the standards that form the basis of all qualifications in hair and beauty including NVQs, SVQs, Apprenticeships and Foundation degrees as well as industry codes of practice. Internationally, we work with partners to help implement the UK standards in their own countries – standards that are held with high regards.

National Occupational Standards (NOS)

National Occupational Standards (NOS) are the basis of training in hair, beauty, nails and spa and form the backbone of programmes such as NVQs, SVQs and Apprenticeships as well as Codes of Practice.

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Assessment Strategies

Habia’s Assessment Strategies aim to strengthen assessment and verification of NVQs and SVQs. They standardise the assessment approach without losing the independence of each Awarding Body. This guarantees greater consistency within and between the Awarding Bodies.

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Industry Codes of Practice

Habia have developed a number of codes of practice for the industry for professionals working in the beauty industry.

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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.

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