|VTCT Product Code: AH20040||GLH: 466||Age Restriction: 16|
|Qualification Number: 500/9040/9||Units: 11 - 20||Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023|
|Level: 2||Minimum Credits: 53|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020
Who is this qualification for?
The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed men's hairdresser. This qualification is based on the barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading barbering association (British Barbering Association - BBA) and professional hairdressing body (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior men's hairdresser.
Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in hairdressing/barbering and/or a successful skills test and interview.
Why is this qualification most suitable?
This is one of two VTCT qualifications in barbering at Level 2. This qualification allows learners to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients. Learners on completion of this qualification will become a qualified junior men's hairdresser.
In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering requires learners to work in a commercial hairdressing salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times; learners on completion will become a qualified junior barber.
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, and will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior men's hairdresser.
This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior men's hairdresser including: health and safety; client consultation; shampoo and conditioning hair; the research unit - working in the hair industry; basic cutting including facial hair and styling men's hair . These units are all mandatory.
Learners will also develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: reception duties; providing scalp massage services; promoting products and services to clients; and perming and colouring hair - the full list of optional units is presented in the learner Record of Assessment book (RoA) (specification). This qualification's structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior men's hairdresser
What could this qualification lead to?
Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council.
Career opportunities as a junior men's hairdresser exist in a variety of contexts, including:
- Commercial barbershops/salons
- Specialist African type hair barbershops/salons
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- Product manufacturing and training
- Television, film, theatre and media
- Armed services
- HM prison service
- Cruise liners
Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a junior men's hairdresser, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking Technical Level qualification in barbering at level 3, these include:
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering Studies
Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 7 components and earn a minimum of 26 credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UV20386||A/600/9065||Client consultation for hair services||2||3||30|
|UV20483||R/600/8763||Follow health and safety practice in the salon||2||3||22|
|UV20484||M/600/8611||Working in the hair industry||2||4||35|
|UV20488||H/600/8539||Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp||2||3||29|
|UV20504||A/600/9146||Cut men's hair||2||6||53|
|UV20505||T/600/9064||Cut facial hair||2||4||32|
|UV30337||A/502/3795||Styling men's hair||1||3||30|
Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of 27 credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UV10478||H/600/6323||Working with others in the hair and beauty sector||1||2||19|
|UV10480||R/600/4874||Colour hair using temporary colour||1||3||30|
|UV20486||A/600/8630||Colour and lighten hair||2||10||91|
|UV20489||A/600/8773||Salon reception duties||2||3||24|
|UV20490||J/600/8761||Display stock to promote sales in a salon||2||3||24|
|UV20492||T/600/8769||Promote products and services to clients in a salon||2||3||28|
|UV20494||T/600/8626||The art of colouring hair||2||7||60|
|UV20499||J/600/8632||Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector||2||7||60|
|UV20512||Y/600/8537||Perm and neutralise hair||2||7||60|
|UV20513||L/600/8535||Provide scalp massage services||2||4||33|
|UV20515||R/600/8536||Relax African type hair||2||5||44|
|UV30342||Y/502/3805||Plaiting and twisting hair||1||3||30|
*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.
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