Under Age Sales launches BTEC Award in Preventing Under Age Body Modification

Monday, 20 June 2016

Did you know that the use of strong teeth whitening products on a person under 18 is prohibited? Or that a person under 18 is not allowed to even be in the same room as a sunbed in a tanning shop? If not, and your business offers these products or services, now is definitely the time to brush up on your knowledge.

A recent survey found up to 50 per cent of women aged between 16 and 24 have piercings alone, and as more and more young consumers experiment with body modifications and cosmetic procedures, Under Age Sales has launched a brand new BTEC in Preventing Under Age Body Modification.

Perfect for front of line staff, the training course provides a deep knowledge of current legislation relating to the sale of age restricted goods and services to ensure that business owners and their teams understand and adhere to the law.

Aimed at anyone providing body modification services such as tanning, teeth whitening, reflexology, piercing, waxing and laser treatment, the training programme will help retailers to protect themselves, as well as the health and safety of their customers. For example, it’s a little known fact that ‘below the neck’ piercings should only be done at the discretion of the piercer, while many may not realise there’s no official legislation around henna tattoos.

The BTEC also provides an insight into how to prevent unlawful sales of age-restricted products and services using methods such as:

  • Age verification policy
  • Store signage
  • Technology
  • Record keeping

The qualification has been created to be accessible to all via distance learning, classroom, in store and e-learning and prices start at £40 exc. VAT.

Further information on this and other accredited training in preventing underage sales can be found at https://www.underagesales.co.uk/learning.html