Tuesday 19 November 2013

UV tanning off NVQ 3 Beauty Qualification

…..we’ve done it!!!!

We are delighted to report that we have been advised by the Hair and Beauty Therapy Authority (HABIA) that,
At this present time we do have UV tanning as an optional unit in our NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy Qualifications.  This will be reviewed next year and will be removed from the structure and we have already advised and will continue to advise the Awarding Organisations not to include UV tanning in any future qualifications structures.”
Since 2001 BASC has campaigned to HABIA and subsequently the Awarding (Lead) Bodies and the Beauty Therapy Associations to remove indoor tanning devices (for cosmetic reasons) from their beauty therapy qualifications and therapist membership insurance.    We asked, at the very least, that manufacturers of indoor tanning devices and the premises providing this service stop using the word “safe” in their advertising and be required to display a notice that clearly states that using this equipment may cause skin cancer, cataracts and premature ageing of the skin (as is required in Scotland since 2009).  The S-NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy Qualification, where this salon treatment is currently listed as an optional module, will again be under review in 2013-14. The British Association of Skin Camouflage is an expert adviser to the S-NVQ Revision Panel and we shall once again present our plea for action and/or consideration.

campaign supporters included
BASC patrons:-
Baroness Masham of Ilton
Tim Goodacre (BAPRAS)
Andrew Wright (Dermatologist)
John Buckle (Maxillofacial Prosthetists)
(and the late Peter Lapsley)

also from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Skin
Lord Barry Jones  and  Professor John Hawk

the Dermatology Council for England
the Dermatology Council for Scotland
Skin Cancer UK
the British Association of Skin Cancer Nurse Specialists
Crawford Pharmaceuticals
Sinclair Pharmaceuticals
Cranage Healthcare
Derma UK (Covermark)
Charles H Fox (Dermacolor)
L’Oreal-Vichy (Dermablend)
Thomas Blake Cosmetic Creams (Veil)

and of course YOU our valued Members and Cover readers


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