When thinking about primary roles and responsibilities as a tutor, you must take into account legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice. In the Spa sector key aspects of legislation are:
Health and Safety at Work Act (1974). This act was put in place to ensure that everyone is protected against any risks and that all activities have been suitably risk assessed. In the beauty industry there are lots of processes that involve using chemicals, and/or substances hazardous to health. Therefore COSHH (control of substances hazardous to health) regulations are paramount to the safe storage, handling and use of chemicals such as oxide, which is used a developer in eyelash tinting.
The Data Protection Act (1998; amended in 2003)
'made provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals, including the obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of such information.'
As a tutor it is a requirement to keep a progression file on each student, that may include sensitive information collected for example at interview stage. It is a responsibility that all data must be stored appropriately, preferably on a password protected computer, or locked storage cabinet. Only limited individuals may have access to this information. Also, prior to performing a treatment, students will be asked to perform a consultation with clients. This information must also be stored securely for up to 6 months after their visit, it will then be destroyed in the appropriate manner after this time.
Generic acts of legislation and codes relating to teaching in the lifelong sector are:
Children Act (2004)
Protection of Children Act(1999)
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006)
Equality Act (2006 then amended in 2010). This act aims:
'to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to