CIDESCO, the World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy has announced that the Beauty Therapy Syllabus and Spa Therapy Syllabus is in line with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 7/8. This corresponds to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) at Level 5.
The CIDESCO syllabi for Beauty Therapy and Spa Therapy have been mapped for both the Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D) in Beauty Therapy (Level 7 and 8) and the Professional Development Award (PDA) in Spa Therapies (Level 8) on the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF). The components of each qualification have officially been certified.
The mapping of the two qualifications were independently verified by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Bell Farrell Consultants Ltd.
Sponsored by the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate and approved by Scottish Ministers, the SQA has two main roles in Scotland; accreditation and awarding qualifications. The SQA Awarding Body validates qualifications, arranges for, assists in and carries out the assessment of people taking the SQA qualifications and also quality-assures education and training establishments.
Speaking on the new developments, CIDESCO International President Anna-Cari Gund said: “We are absolutely delighted to be mapped and levelled by the SQA and EQF. Being a global Non-Profit Organisation, offering examinations in over 40 countries, this enables our international members to map their qualification levels to their national standards. This ensures they have received the highest standards of training in Beauty and Spa Therapy, giving peace of mind to our students, ensuring a career pathway.”
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