Qualification Lead (Health & Beauty)
Joining us directly from the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) where she has worked for the last four and a half years as their Education Officer, Debra brings with her a wealth of awarding, examining and education experience and knowledge.
Her role at CIBTAC was crucial in not only initially obtaining recognition status from Ofqual, but in maintaining their regulatory compliance throughout her tenure. During her time at CIBTAC, Debra had the sole responsibility for developing over 60 qualifications, as well as the associated resources that were needed. Debra also brings with her, experience and know-how of inputting to RITS (Ofqual register) Parnassus and Creatio (awarding organisation software).
Prior to CIBTAC, Debra spent the previous 18 years in FE as a curriculum leader and lecturer of beauty, sport and complementary therapies; teaching in some of the most outstanding further education colleges in the Midlands, such as Warwickshire College, North Warwickshire and Hinckley College and Coventry Technical College; where she worked exclusively with VTCT courses.
Debra also worked as an external quality assurer for VTCT as well as setting up and running her own VTCT approved independent training centre.
Technically, Debra has extremely wide ranging expertise; her repertoire includes many advanced beauty practices, in addition to sport and many complementary therapies. She is the UK and BABTAC representative on the CEN 409 European Standards Technical Committee for Beauty Salon Services and represented the UK as a technical expert at the recent CEN meetings in Malta, working towards the development of a pan- European agreement on standards for beauty therapy. Debra is also still active on the UK Beauty Salon Services and Aesthetic Surgery and Aesthetic Non-Surgical Medical Services national committees, maintained by the British Standards Institution (BSI).