Hair & Beauty

Hair & Beauty

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VTCT Certificate in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Curriculum Progress Leader: Skills Centre Plus

Level 2 Technical Award

Graded Pass, Merit & Distinction 1 exam 3 centre assessed tasks

Unit 1: Understanding the hair & beauty sector (25%)

1 hour 30 minute on-screen exam

Unit 2: Hair & beauty research project (25%)

Unit 3: Responding to a hair & beauty design brief (25%)

Unit 4: Hair & beauty science (25%)

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Hair & Beauty

Why study?

This level 2 course provides an introduction to the different industries in the hair and beauty sector and support progression within the hair and beauty sector.

Course content

This qualification has been developed for learners aged 14-16 with an interest in  hairdressing and/or beauty therapy. It aims to support young people to:

  • Develop a broad understanding of the hair and beauty sector
  • Develop significant knowledge which spans the entire vocational sector and related industries
  • develop academic, practical and study skills
  • Understanding the hair and beauty sector
  • Hair and beauty research project
  • Marketing hair and beauty products and services
  • Responding to a hair and beauty design brief

How will I be assessed?

This qualification is assessed by internal and external assessments. You will complete 4 assignments based on your knowledge. Two external examinations will be taken in January and June, which count for 50% of the assessment. Curriculum enrichment: You will have access to a realistic hairdressing environment where you will practise and demonstrate your skills.

What Key Skills will I develop on the course?

You will gain an understanding of the hair and beauty sector while you undertake a research project and will also have the opportunity to study business enterprise, marketing and promotions in hair and beauty. You will also look at the science of hair and beauty and to respond to a hair and beauty design brief. You will train in the salon to learn the basic hairdressing skills of shampooing, blow drying, setting, pinning hair up and plaiting and will have the opportunity to develop your hairdressing skills to be able to produce salon standard hairstyles.