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Old Mar 27th 2010, 11:20 pm
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me and my family are planning on moving to spain i am a 25 year old beautician and nail tech,, i have been qualified 10 years and have lots and lots of salon experience,, my qualifications are city & guilds NVQs would this enable me to work as a beautician in spain ?? thanks guys
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Old Mar 28th 2010, 12:18 pm
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I used to visit a lady for massages, she gained her quals in UK...I dont think your quals will mean anything in the Spanish system but if you are setting up on your own or working in a Brit salon you should be fine...the biggest problem at the moment is actually getting work !!!

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me and my family are planning on moving to spain i am a 25 year old beautician and nail tech,, i have been qualified 10 years and have lots and lots of salon experience,, my qualifications are city & guilds NVQs would this enable me to work as a beautician in spain ?? thanks guys
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Hi nicola, I can't really help, but I had a quick look at job ads for beauticians and most seem to ask for experience rather than qualifications, so it could be that there's no legal requirement for them.

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Though you UK qualifications "should" be good for the whole EU....here there is the reality of 1000's of would be beauticians who are holding the Spanish paper equivalent. Nearly all of the jobs advertised here go with the unwritten expectation that you'll be bringing your own clients with you.
But don't worry about these details now. Just really push yourselves with the Spanish classes and then get yourselves over here, do some first hand research,....and all will be revealed!
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me and my family are planning on moving to spain i am a 25 year old beautician and nail tech,, i have been qualified 10 years and have lots and lots of salon experience,, my qualifications are city & guilds NVQs would this enable me to work as a beautician in spain ?? thanks guys
How do you qualify as a beautician at 15?
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well spotted !!

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How do you qualify as a beautician at 15?
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well spotted ! did not know i had to be so precise on these threads with age e.t.c , i am 26 next week and i qualified for level 1 when i was 16 so there for i i have been able to do treatments SORRY for the best part of ten years , may be i should of put 9 & half years . i then went on to do my level 2 and level 3 then other quals i.e diplomas . once again SORRY for the inconveniene i must of caused , oh while we are been so precise i have exactly been in and around salons since i was 14 years old do work experiance . many thanks guys i will know for the future not to be a little bit out with my info i post
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OK Nicola, now I understand.

You started qualifying at 15 but it took longer to be fully qualified.

I was beginning to think that they were actually teaching something useful in school these days!

How long did it take to get to the end of the process - presumably with some sort of recognised diploma?
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hi fred , as i said before i got my level 1 at 16 so i could of left college then and still of been able to work as a beautician , so technically i was qualified then but i went on to do my level 2&3 and other quals my diploma is in Indian head massage , in all my quals are the equivalent of A levels
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A simple way to work out what to do about Qualifications is imagine you are a beauty business owner in the UK and a Spaniard comes in for a job.
They show you a folder of papers that you can`t even read, would you employ them or would you ask them to get them legally translated so you knew the situation on their claims.
Would you trust the name of your business to them ?

Here in Spain, if you did get work suppose something went wrong while working on a client and they denounced you as incompetent, how would you prove to the Spanish court that you were qualified to do the work ?
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Hi Nicola15,

It's Sally here from the British Embassy in Madrid. There's some information on our website which might be useful for you. You might find the links to other departments helpful in finding what you're looking for:

http://ukinspain.fco.gov.uk/en/help-...ualifications1

Good luck with it all!

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Hi Sally,
thats great thank you very much.
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