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Runa McNamara

Head of Quality for Hair, Beauty, Wellness and Aesthetics

Biography

Laura is the Head of Quality for the Hair, Beauty, Wellness and Aesthetics qualifications. Prior to joining Qualifi, Laura worked with VTCT for 12 years in a variety of different roles, including Principal Examiner for VRQ’s, External Quality Assurer within the Quality Team, and has been involved in writing qualifications for the Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Aesthetics industries ranging from Entry 3 to Level 7. Her role as Centre Training Manager involved supporting centres, developing CPD for the EQAs and examiners, and communicating between departments.  She was also a Judge for Worldskills UK, judging intermediate and advanced beauty therapy, aromatherapy and reflexology.

Laura has worked in both Further Education and Private Colleges, as a lecturer and assessor, developing her role to Lead IQA and Team Leader.

Laura has a degree in teaching, which combined with qualifications and over 30 years industry experience in Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing, Complementary Therapies and Education and Training Qualifications mean that she is highly skilled and experienced to assure the quality of processes for Qualifi.