The Federation of Image Consultants (TFIC) was founded in 1988 by a consortium of consultants, who wanted to set up professional standards and ethics for the Industry and provide a platform to encourage cooperation and sharing of information and expertise.

Members were invited to volunteer their services on various steering committees;  executive officers and a president were elected and so the Federation was born.

A Code of Ethics was established and a Constitution set up; regular meetings were organised and a newsletter published. Discussions were opened with the prestigious City & Guilds of London Institute with the aim of establishing a qualification that would be universally recognised.

Many years of hard work and negotiation were to follow before the first awards were made to qualifying consultants in November 1995. The award was to be known as the joint TFIC and City & Guilds award in Image Consultancy and embodies a strict set of competencies, which are  demonstrated by each consultant in the presence of an assessor.

Pat Scott Vincent was privileged to be President of TFIC at that time and was among the first consultants in the country to qualify as a Master for the award and is currently a Fellow and  life member

In 2009 the Federation changed it's name to the International Federation of Image Consultants, to reflect it's growing membership overseas

In 2010 the name changed again to The Federation for Image Professionals International or F.I.P.I.  for short

 

THE JOINT FIPI AND CITY & GUILDS AWARD
IN IMAGE CONSULTANCY

This is an internationally recognized award that is administered by FIPI in conjunction with the City & Guilds of London Institute.  The joint award is open to all suitably qualified members of FIPI and should be regarded as an essential part of your development.

It is not necessary to wait until you are qualified to join FIPI, who will welcome anyone interested in the profession, to join as an Affiliate member. This currently costs arounde 100 per annum, plus a once only joining fee of 40.00, to cover the cost of materials sent out to new members.  These figures may change and it is always advisable to check direct with FIPI

The next step is to become an Associate Member,  To qualify you need to take and pass, at least one module of the joint award. This can be any one of the following:  Colour, Cosmetic Application, Female Style or Male Style. 

The training you receive from Colourflair will more than equip you to successfully gain the appropriate modules of the joint award in Image Consultancy.

To progress to 'Master' status you will need to take two other modules of which Colour is compulsory.  You will be individually assessed on your competence in accordance with a standard format. 

The Colourflair manuals make frequent reference to the "Standards of Competence" as they are called, with many tips on working practices, to enable you start working towards the award from day one.

There are expenses involved in taking the various modules of the Award so please check with the Federation direct about current rates.

When you have passed the Joint Award, you become a 'Master' of FIPI and are entitled to use the letters 'MFIPI' after your name and you join an exclusive group of professionally qualified Image Consultants.  

The highest level it is possible to obtain in FIPI is a 'Fellow'.  This honour is awarded to those 'Members' who have showed a significant contribution to the development of the Image profession, over a number of years. 'Fellows' may use the letters 'FFIPI after their names.

We recommend all our students to join The Federation of Image Consultants.

PAT NEW PICTURE 2005

Pat Scott Vincent
MACC.MFIPI,FFIPI
Founder of Colourflair

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