Withdrawal of hairdressing and extension of beauty therapy qualifications

Fri Mar 28 14:41:00 UTC 2014

With great regret, we have decided to withdraw our qualifications in the hairdressing sector on 31 December 2014. 

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For some years, Pearson has supported the hairdressing sector by developing work-based learning qualifications leading to Apprenticeships and stand-alone qualifications for learners and employers in the sector. Many of these qualifications now need updating to reflect revised National Occupational Standards and continue to meet the needs of learners and employers in the industry. We've reluctantly decided that we can no longer resource the development of qualifications in the hairdressing sector.

We will extend our current suite of hairdressing qualifications until 31 December 2014, which will also be the operational end date of the following qualifications:

QAN code Title Revised review date Operational end date Certification end date
500/7974/8 Level 1 NVQ Hairdressing and Barbering 31 December 2014 31 December 2014 31 December 2014
500/9340/X Level 1 NVQ Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy 31 December 2014 31 December 2014 31 December 2015
500/9064/1 Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Combined Hair Types) 31 December 2014 31 December 2014 31 December 2015
500/7924/4 Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing 31 December 2014 31 December 2014 31 December 2015
500/7927/X Level 2 Diploma in Barbering 31 December 2014 31 December 2014 31 December 2015
500/9502/X Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Combined Hair Types) 31 December 2014 31 December 2014 31 December 2015
500/7978/5 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing 31 December 2014 31 December 2014 31 December 2016
500/7977/3 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering 31 December 2014 31 December 2014 31 December 2016
500/6609/2 BTEC Entry Award in Introduction to Hair and Beauty N/A 31 December 2014 31 December 2015
500/6608/0 BTEC Entry Certificate in Introduction to Hair and Beauty N/A 31 December 2014 31 December 2015
500/6700/X BTEC Level 1 Award in Introduction to Hair and Beauty N/A 31 December 2014 31 December 2014
500/6734/5 BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Hair and Beauty N/A 31 December 2014 31 December 2015
500/8770/8 BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Hair and Beauty N/A 31 December 2014 31 December 2015
500/9803/2 BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing Services N/A 31 December 2014 31 December 2015
500/9485/3 BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing N/A 31 December 2014 31 December 2015
500/9891/3 BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Services N/A 31 December 2014 31 December 2015

We've extended the following beauty therapy qualifications until 31 July 2016 to allow for a National Occupational Standards review/Trailblazer Activity: 

QAN code Title Current review date Revised review date
500/9132/3 Level 1 NVQ in Beauty Therapy August 2014 31 July 2016
500/8995/X Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (General) August 2014 31 July 2016
500/8996/1 Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Make up) August 2014 31 July 2016
500/8998/5 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (General) August 2014 31 July 2016
500/9005/7 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Massage) August 2014 31 July 2016
500/9000/8 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy August 2014 31 July 2016
500/8997/3 Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services August 2014 31 July 2016
500/8999/7 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services August 2014 31 July 2016
500/9545/6 BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy August 2014 31 July 2016
500/9850/0 BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Beauty Therapy Services January 2015 31 July 2016
501/0256/4 BTEC Level 3 Diploma Beauty Therapy January 2015 31 July 2016
501/0110/9 BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques January 2015 31 July 2016
600/0937/8 BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Hair and Beauty Management January 2015 31 July 2016
600/1112/9 BTEC Level 5 HNC Diploma in Hair and Beauty Management January 2015 31 July 2016

If you have any queries about Pearson hairdressing or beauty therapy qualifications and their expiry dates, please contact us. 

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