CPD certification for your training academy salon in the hair and beauty industry

CPD certification for your training academy salon in the hair and beauty industry

17 Jun 2021

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Continuing professional development (CPD) in the hair and beauty industry is a personal responsibility for all professionals, to keep their knowledge and skills up to date so that they can deliver the high quality of service that safeguards the public and meets the expectations of customers and the requirements of their profession. By investing in your training academy and beauty salon staff, you are investing in the continued success of your beauty business. Commitment to your employee’s ongoing training and development will encourage their loyalty, help retain key talent, and boost staff engagement in your business. This will all enable your employees to be better equipped to help you stay ahead of the competition.

Overview of the hair and beauty industry

The Hairdressing and Beauty Treatment industry has grown significantly over the past five-year period before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted operations. Over the five years through 2020-21, industry revenue is anticipated to decline at a compound annual rate of 14.4% to £1.8 billion. This has largely contributed to some major developments within the hair and beauty industry within recent years. After tireless campaigning from the industry, Personal Care has been recognised by Government as a specific sector, meaning hair, beauty and spa will no longer be grouped with retail, hospitality or any other sector when the Government makes decisions.

The campaign was led by the lead professional bodies in the UK such as the British Beauty Council, UK Spa Association, British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (Babtac), The Hair and Barber Council and the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF), and has caused the Government to grant a newly formed, sector-specific team dedicated to supporting Personal Care. This change in legislation should help to ensure a more sustainable future for our industry in terms of Government support.

Professional bodies in the hair and beauty industry

There are a number of professional bodies in the hair and beauty industry in the UK with the largest being the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF). The British Beauty Council, UK Spa Association, British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (Babtac), and The Hair and Barber Council are also professional bodies that share a large influence over the industry. The NHBF requires you to sign up as a member and promise to help you boost your business while keeping you safe, legal and up to date with all the latest business law within the industry.

Career Opportunities in the hair and beauty industry

The hair and beauty industry is continuously evolving with changes in both fashion styles and the development of breakthrough products. There are a wide array of career opportunities in the hair and beauty industry, some of the most notable being:

  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Beauty therapist
  • Body piercer and/or tattooist
  • Image consultant
  • Special effects makeup artist
  • High-paying beauty jobs

If you are innovative and ambitious, there is no limit to your potential. No other industry has such a constant demand for qualified, creative, well-trained graduates, so if you’re interested in a new path the career opportunities in the hair and beauty industry are endless.

CPD for your beauty training academy

CPD in the hair and beauty industry

As in all industries, CPD in the hair and beauty industry is a fundamental practise that all professionals should be participating in. Investing in your training academy and supporting your beauty salon staff with Continuing Professional Development is key to the continued improvements and success of your beauty business.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to the skills, knowledge and experience that staff gain through learning and development activities beyond their initial training. CPD provides an ongoing training structure to support your hair and beauty salon staff, and will help to:

  1. Ensure your employees feel valued
  2. Help to reduce employee turnover
  3. Create a skilled pool of employees ready for more senior roles
  4. Give your employees a wider understanding of the hair and beauty business
  5. Enhance your reputation as an employer who supports learning and development and attract a wider pool of quality candidates
  6. Tackle workplace issues, for example, if your team is struggling with a particular skill or task
  7. Keep up to date with the latest skills, techniques, developments, products and technology. 

CPD in the hair and beauty industry is consistently increasing in demand with more and more businesses realising the benefits of focusing on their employees’ professional development. With a wide array of training courses starting to emerge in the hair and beauty industry, professionals are starting to look for CPD certified courses as it gives them the assurance that the course is being delivered to the highest quality. If you are interested in taking a CPD certified course then click here to search a range of available courses in the directory.

CPD certification for your training academy salon

CPD accreditation for your training academy means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. To become a certified beauty therapist, it is recommended that you attain at least a level 2 or 3 diploma in beauty therapy or accredited certification. This is the minimum requirement that most employers desire. If you are interested in having your training courses CPD certified please contact our team to discuss in more detail.

Why become a CPD accredited training academy?

If you are considering on becoming a CPD accredited training academy, many organisations become a CPD provider in order to meet more of the right target audience, distinguish from market competitors, increase delegate bookings for training courses and events, as well as create and maximise any possible new business opportunities. As many employers are increasingly expecting their staff to undertake some form of CPD to improve their workplace knowledge and skills, providing CPD in your training academy salon offers a great opportunity to support learners with their professional goals, whilst giving your training stronger and wider appeal.

We hope this brief overview article was helpful. If you are seeking CPD certification for your training academy salon in the hair and beauty industry, please visit our become a CPD provider page or contact our team to discuss in more detail. Alternatively please visit the Beauty and Cosmetics directory to find CPD courses from across the sector.

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