I’m a beauty trainer based in Bristol/Gloucester . In sync are about the only company that will cover atm without your nvq in beauty. Very soon new regulations are changing and you won’t be able to get cover without your nvq3 .
Hi hope you don’t mind me messaging but I also have this problem of not having a level 2 or 3. I am covered in my current insurance for dermaplanning however only with these qualifications. I have been told by the dermaplaning course that it would be fine and they can suggest cover for me. I’m a bit worried as the course is only days away. Did you manage to find any cover without a level 2 or 3 and if you don’t mind me asking how much? Xx
Check with who the course is accredited with what pre requisites are required for the accredited certificate to be valid. If the course is accredited by ABT they require the student to have:
one of the below three:
• Nationally recognised level 3 in Beauty Therapy
• VTCT level 4 in micropigmentation
• Nationally recognised level 2 or 3 in A&P alongside an ABT accredited Microblading qualification
Some insurers don't ask to see any certificates, as they would assume the student would have everything correctly in place, as if not insurance would not be valid even if paying the premium every year. Also clients would expect someone to be correctly insured when performing the treatment on them.
I am horrified (but sadly not shocked) that there are so called training providers training unqualified students to do dermaplaning!! It's no wonder people think they can take a short cut into the industry! Although the educators are primarily at fault here, students themselves have to take some responsibility too in researching before they enroll on these courses!
Insurance companies are happy to take your money, but will always try and look for a loophole not to pay out if there's a claim, so you really do need to read ALL the small print on their policies!
Insync aren't perfect either from what I've heard. They will only cover you whilst you are insured with them, so if you change insurance providers and then get a historical claim (which could happen), they won't honour it, even though you were insured with them when the treatment was carried out.
I have had this same issue with researching providers etc - i was very shocked to hear about several courses requiring no experience at all. Im an Occupational Therapist which required 6 years of study to be able to work on clients. I now wish to work in the beauty industry as I did 16 years ago but you have to be so careful what course you take - ensure they are an accredited company which you can check. Dont just believe their website. Insync do cover most things but honestly they dont care as long as you have told them its accredited. Companies train you, fold and then go into adminstration because they can then you are left with being untrained working on people that could sue with good cause if you had an accident/incident. Also check with the council if derma planning requires a license as i believe it does in some councils. : ))