Hair, Beauty, Wellness and Aesthetics

Internationally-recognised qualifications in Hair, Beauty, Wellness and Aesthetics


Hair, Beauty, Wellness and Aesthetics

Mapped to the latest UK National Occupational Standards


Hair, Beauty, Wellness and Aesthetics

Developed by industry experts for employer recognition


Hair, Beauty, Wellness and Aesthetics

Regulated qualifications and bespoke certification



Qualifi is a leading Awarding Organisation founded to meet the developing education and training needs of learners and employers from the UK and around the globe, serving the needs of learners and employers in the UK and worldwide every year.




UK Regulated Awarding Organisation (Ofqual Recognition RN5160)


Rigorous and consistent assessment standards


Regulated and bespoke qualifications


International scope and recognition


British Council approved endorsement for centres own programmes


Vocational training for progression to employment


Our Approach and Values

Qualifi are committed to providing world class qualifications, which give assurances to employers, centres and learners of consistent, rigorous quality standards and valid, valued learning.

Qualifi’s mission is to be recognised globally with the qualifications that meet the demands of employers and learners recognising competency to build careers and global enterprises.


For Centres Outside
the UK

Qualifi is an internationally recognised awarding organisation founded to meet the developing education and training needs of learners and employers from the UK and around the globe. As a recognised UK awarding organisation – regulated by Ofqual – Qualifi is able to give assurances to employers, centres and learners of consistent, rigorous and quality standards.

Hair and Beauty Industry Authority

Habia are the standards setting body for qualifications in the hairdressing, barbering, trichology, beauty, makeup, nails, wellbeing and holistic therapy and aesthetic industries. Qualifi work in partnership with Habia to provide qualification solutions to raise the industry standards both in the UK and Internationally.

Skills Active UK
Skills Active UK is the Sector Skills Council and Standard Setting Body for active leisure, learning and wellbeing. Skills Active encompass 5 sub-sectors: Sport & Recreation; Health & Fitness; The Outdoors; Playwork; Caravan industry. Each of the sub-sectors play an important role in the UK economy and lie at the heart of the agenda to improve community cohesion and promote healthy lifestyles
National Hair and Beauty Federation

National Hair and Beauty Federation is the UK’s largest trade association for hairdressing, barbering and beauty salon owners. They have over 75 years of experience and as a not-for-profit organisation supporting the industry and ensuring public confidence in the services provided by their members.

Federation of Awarding Bodies

The Federation of Awarding Bodies is the collective voice of the UK’s world-class qualifications and assessments industry. FAB members are committed to providing high-quality qualifications and assessments that recognise achievement, improve productivity, support social mobility and change lives.

UK Skills Partnerships

UK Skills Partnerships is a united group of technical and vocational education and training – (TVET) providers and suppliers, who in turn partner with the British Council, the Department for International Trade (DiT), the Association of Employment and Leaning Providers (AELP) and WorldskillsUK.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Building a stronger, greener future by fighting coronavirus, tackling climate change, unleashing innovation and making the UK a great place to work and do business. BEIS is a UK ministerial department, supported by 42 agencies and public bodies.

Good Salon Guide

The Good Training Guide is part of the Good Salon Guide and assesses and promotes high standards in training to help learners make the right decisions on where they will improve their skills and learn new ones. Qualifi centres have a special opportunity to be included in the Good Training Guide


Google online learning management platform. Educators are powerful people doing important, life-changing things. Canvas doesn’t get in the way of that—it just makes those important, life-changing things easier to do and easier to share. Canvas is available to Qualifi centres and learners.

Pure Learning Partnerships

Pure Learning Partnerships work closely with Qualifi to support new and existing Qualifi centres as the awarding organisation’s training provider for Assessor, IQA, Teacher, Training and Management qualifications.


Insync offer award-winning beauty insurance that provides flexible and customisable cover for self-employed therapists, salon owners and more, so they will not pay for more cover than they need.

Qualifi has partnered with Insync to raise standards to reduce risks, allowing for further discounted insurance to all Qualifi centres and learners. For more information please visit: