End dates for hair and beauty qualifications

1 April 2014

Read the list of qualifications in the hair and beauty sector that will be discontinued from 2014.

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Pearson hairdressing qualifications to be discontinued - some hair and beauty qualifications extended

For some years, Pearson has supported the hairdressing sector through the development of work-based learning qualifications. This has led to the provision of apprenticeships and stand-alone qualifications for learners and employers in the sector. Many of the qualifications are now in need of updating to reflect the advised National Occupational Standards, so they continue to meet the needs of learners and employers in the hairdressing industry.

It is with regret that we've decided that we can no longer resource qualification development in the hairdressing sector due to minimal registrations made by our existing centres.

We are therefore withdrawing our provision from the hairdressing sector. The current suite of qualifications will be extended until 31 December 2014, which will also be the operational end date of the following qualifications.

*The Entry Level and Level 1 BTEC qualifications in hair and beauty have been extended to 31 July 2016 and will remain available for registrations. Those qualifications are listed in the 2nd table below in red text.

Key to table below

Revised review date: this is the date that Edexcel will submit qualifications to Ofqual for further review, to see if they will be considered for a possible extension.

Operational end date: this is the date that students must be registered onto the course in order to qualify for certification under the qualification's window of validity.

Certification end date: this is the final date that students will be able to claim certification (receive their completion certificates) on the qualifications they are taking (providing they have registered on time prior to the operational end date). 

QAN code Title  Revised review date Operational end date Certification end date
500/7974/8 Level 1 NVQ Hairdressing and Barbering  31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2014

500/9340/X Level 1 NVQ Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy 31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2015

500/9064/1 Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (combined hair types) 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2015

500/7924/4 Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing 31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2015

500/7927/X 

Level 2 Diploma in Barbering  31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2015

500/9502/X Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (combined hair types)  31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2015

500/7978/5 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing 31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2016

500/7977/3 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering 31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2016
500/9803/2  BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing Services  31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2015
500/9485/3 BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing  N/A

31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2015
500/9891/3 BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Services  N/A

31 Dec 2014

31 Dec 2015

The following beauty therapy qualifications have been extended until 31 July 2016 to allow for a NOS Review/Trailblazer Activity:  

QAN code Title Current review date Revised review date

500/9132/3

Level 1 NVQ in Beauty Therapy

Aug 2014

31 July 2016

500/8995/X

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (General) 

Aug 2014

31 July 2016

500/8996/1

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Make up)

Aug 2014

31 July 2016

500/8998/5

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (General)

Aug 2014

31 July 2016

500/9005/7

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Massage)

Aug 2014

31 July 2016

500/9000/8

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy

Aug 2014

31 July 2016

500/8997/3

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services

Aug 2014

31 July 2016

500/8999/7

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services

Aug 2014

31 July 2016

500/9545/6

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Aug 2014

31 July 2016

500/9850/0

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Beauty Therapy Services

Jan 2015

31 July 2016

501/0256/4

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Jan 2015

31 July 2016

501/0110/9

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques

Jan 2015

31 July 2016

600/0937/8

BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Hair and Beauty Management 

Jan 2015

31 July 2016

600/1112/9

BTEC Level 5 HNC Diploma in Hair and Beauty Management 

Jan 2015

31 July 2016

500/6609/2

BTEC Entry Award in Introduction to Hair and Beauty 

31 Dec 2014

31 July 2016

500/6608/0

BTEC Entry Certificate in Introduction to Hair and Beauty 

31 Dec 2014

31 July 2016

500/6700/X

BTEC Level 1 Award in Introduction to Hair and Beauty 

31 Dec 2014

31 July 2016

500/6734/5

BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Hair and Beauty 

31 Dec 2014

31 July 2016

 500/8770/8

BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Hair and Beauty 

31 Dec 2014

31 July 2016

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

We hope you find this information useful.

Kind regards

The Hair and Beauty Subject Team
Pearson Qualification Services
E: teachinghairandbeauty@pearson.com  

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