Qualification Information

Sector: Hairdressing and Barbering Category: Hairdressing
 
VTCT Product Code: AH20041 GLH: 283 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8812/9 Units: 7 - 16 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 33

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020



Guided Learning Hours


The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 283 GLH.

Primary outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Women's Hairdressing is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of hairdressing as a junior hairdresser/stylist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a junior hairdresser/stylist.

Overview


The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Women's Hairdressing is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a junior hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a junior hairdresser/stylist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous achievement of a Level 1 qualification in hairdressing and/or a successful skills test and interview.

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a hairdresser/stylist including the mandatory units which include, working in the hair industry, health and safety, client consultation, shampoo and conditioning hair, cutting women's hair and the art of dressing hair.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include, colouring and lightening hair, reception duties, scalp massage services, perming hair, plaiting and twisting hair and others.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of anatomy, health and safety, client consultation, and products, tools and equipment. You will also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to effectively consult with clients, shampoo and condition, and cut and finish their hair. You will also develop interpersonal skills, which will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

What could this qualification lead to?


This qualification will prepare you for employment as a junior hairdresser/stylist. You will also be eligible to join the professional trade body, the Hairdressing Council as a graduate registered hairdresser. Career opportunities as a hairdresser/stylist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Commercial salon
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare you for employment, you may choose to further develop your skill base by undertaking specialist qualifications at Level 3, including:

- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies

This qualification forms part of a suite of VTCT Level 2 hairdressing qualifications alongside:

- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (472 GLH)
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing (448 GLH)
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies (361 GLH)

At 283 GLH this qualification is the smallest of the suite and covers the fewest number of units which means that whilst qualified, you will have a limited skillset. This is ideal if you are considering a career as a junior hairdresser/stylist since you will be provided with the basic skills for employment.

Who supports this qualification?


This qualification is based on Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading hairdressing trade body, The Hair Council as being fit for purpose to develop your hair skills to prepare you to work as a junior unisex hairdresser/stylist. The Hair Council provides a voluntary register for qualified hairdressers and barbers and more details about this can be found via this direct link Hairdressing Council.



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 6 components and earn a minimum of 26 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV10345 Y/502/3979 The art of dressing hair 2 5 30
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
UV20485 T/600/8612 Cut women's hair 2 8 75
UV20488 H/600/8539 Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp 2 3 29



Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 1 components and earn a minimum of 7 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
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
UV20514 T/600/8531 Style and finish African type hair 2 5 45
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.

Documents


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Bahar Hair and Beauty Academy +90 533 867 6689 Visit website Cyprus
Barnfield College 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Bedfordshire Beauty Academy 01582 451582 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Holistic Beauty Academy 07876 680133 Visit website Berkshire - Reading
Newbury College 01635 584500 Visit website Berkshire - West Berkshire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
Cromwell Community College 01354 692193 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Nene Park Academy 01733 368300 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Macclesfield College 01625 410000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Warrington & Vale Royal College 01925 494494 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Bodmin College 01208 79220 Visit website Cornwall
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
Heanor Gate Spencer Academy 01773 716396 Visit website Derbyshire
KM Training Ltd 01332 343033 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Skills To Group Limited - Exeter Academy 01392 411119 Visit website Devon
Skills To Group Limited - Newton Abbot Academy 01626 362779 Visit website Devon
Skills To Group Limited - Plymouth Academy 01752 255887 Visit website Devon
Skills To Group Limited 01752 332442 Visit website Devon - Plymouth
Wild About Hair 01803 666478 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Yeovil College - North Dorset Technical College 01747 856010 Visit website Dorset
B-Skill@Brown Sugar College 0191 2306690 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire - Kingston upon Hull
East Sussex College - Eastbourne 0303 003 9300 Visit website East Sussex
East Sussex College - Lewes 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Hair Pro 1 Training Academy 01268 967 147 Visit website Essex
Makeup Box Studio 01992570000 Visit website Essex
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A The Trade Academy - Southend-on-Sea 020 8004 8835 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
Bridge Training 01452 411112 Visit website Gloucestershire
The Manchester College - Harpurhey Campus 0161 909 6655 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Northenden Campus 0161 614 8000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
TPG Education 0161 292 5604 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Vita Skills Limited 0161 222 9640 Visit website Greater Manchester - Salford
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Trafford College (Altrincham Campus) 01618867046 Visit website Greater Manchester - Trafford
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Andover College (A Campus of Sparsholt College) 01264 360000 Visit website Hampshire
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Fareham College 01329 815200 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
West Herts College 01923 812500 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Astor College 01304 201151 Visit website Kent
Broadstairs College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
Dover Technical College 01304 244303 Visit website Kent
Folkestone College 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
Mid-Kent College - Maidstone Campus 01634 383447 Visit website Kent
Mid-Kent College - Medway Campus 01634 383447 Visit website Kent - Medway
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
Woodspeen Blackburn 01484 429359 Visit website Lancashire - Blackburn with Darwen
Brooksby Melton College 01664 850850 Visit website Leicestershire
Forest Nail & Beauty Centre Ltd 0116 238 7609 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
Trans4m Leicester CIC 0116 262 1537 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
University Academy Holbeach 01406 423042 Visit website Lincolnshire
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Bespoke By Nico Academy 0208 440 1859 Visit website London - Barnet
SJC Training Academy of Hair and Beauty T/A HB Academy 02088593446 Visit website London - Bexley
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Alperton 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Brent
College of North West London 0208 208 5879 Visit website London - Brent
Waltham Forest College - Lashes Academy 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Brent
West London Beauty Academy - Remix Hair and Beauty 07701032052 Visit website London - Brent
Sanrizz Education Centre 01707665880 Visit website London - Camden
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London 020 8802 3111 Visit website London - Haringey
Salon Hijab Ltd T/A Salon Hijab Academy 020 8204 8833 Visit website London - Harrow
LHAA / LBTA 020 8953 9344 Visit website London - Hounslow
Bella Hair Academy 07711556908 Visit website London - Lewisham
Beautiful World Training Academy 02034902815 Visit website London - Richmond upon Thames
LHAA - Ham 0208 9539344 Visit website London - Richmond upon Thames
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Leyton 1 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Leyton 2 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Walthamstow 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Dare Salon and Academy LLP 020 8221 1322 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A The Trade Academy 0845 467 7754 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service 020 8496 2974 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College - The Trade Academy 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Wirral Metropolitan College - Conway Park Campus 0151 551 7777 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Springwood High School 01553 773393 Visit website Norfolk
York Learning - Joseph Rowntree School 07812 986555 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
North Nottinghamshire College 01709 722 683 Visit website Nottinghamshire
West Nottinghamshire College 01623 627191 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Sid Sottung Academy 01159984503 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Abingdon and Witney College - Witney Campus 01235 216415 Visit website Oxfordshire
Banbury and Bicester College part of Activate Learning 0808 168 6626 Visit website Oxfordshire
City of Oxford College part of Activate Learning 01865 550550 Visit website Oxfordshire
Oxford Hair and Beauty Academy 01865 580418 Visit website Oxfordshire
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
Style Academy Limited 07910742168 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Sonelli 01226 293739 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
Oracle Training Consultants Ltd - Doncaster 01302 813900 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Ethos Hair Training Academy 01909 231125 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Oracle Training Consultants Ltd - Rotherham 01709 720746 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
RNN Group - Dearne Valley College 01709 722 683 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Rotherham College Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
The Serenity Academy 01709 874424 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
The Sheffield College 0114 260 2600 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent College - Cauldon Campus 01782 208208 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Omni Academy 01932 232322 Visit website Surrey
Barnardo's Employment and Training Skills North 0191 2963367 Visit website Tyne And Wear - North Tyneside
The Sairah Miller Barbering Academy ltd 07476199708 Visit website Warwickshire
Aura Academy 0121 285 5171 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
The Academy Training Hair and Beauty Limited 024 7655 9559 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
Halesowen College 0121 602 8025 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
Clouds Hair and Beauty Academy 0121 707 1210 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Solihull College 0121 678 7000 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Solihull College - Woodlands Campus 0121 678 7000 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Community Footprints Service 01922 325410 Visit website West Midlands - Walsall
Hair Academy by TGI Ltd 01274 505705 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
In House Training Ltd 01924 500647 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
The Link Training Academy 01484 425500 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Leeds Academy for Hairdressing and Barbering 0113 245 7439 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Leeds City College - Rothwell Centre 0113 2162282 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Leeds West Academy 0113 229 5454 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
B-Skill@Ossett 0191 2306690 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Sarum Academy 01722 323431 Visit website Wiltshire
New College Swindon 01793 611470 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Evesham College part of WCG 01386 712604 Visit website Worcestershire
Fairfield Neighbourhood Learning Centre 01905 758420 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Redditch 01527 572522 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Worcester 01905 726631 Visit website Worcestershire
Kidderminster College 01562 512022 Visit website Worcestershire
Chloris Beauty Academy +91 987611900 Visit website India
Euro Chroma Institute of Cosmetology +91 1141615040 Visit website India
Laurus Edutech Life Skills Private Limited +91 9790927896 Visit website India
Stylush +91 9872310269 Visit website India
The Beauty Lounge +91 8146422355 Visit website India
Churchtown Institute +353 1 458 6603 Visit website Ireland
Clonmel CTC +353 52 612 4011 Visit website Ireland
Grafters Academy +353 85 1221432 Visit website Ireland
Grafters Academy - Sligo +353 83 8777552 Visit website Ireland
LWETB Further Education Centre +353868293816 Visit website Ireland
Next Generation School of Barbering +353 857164847 Visit website Ireland
Renaissance Hair & Beauty Cosmetology Academy +353 868180180 Visit website Ireland
Style Academy +353 1 89 012 3123 Visit website Ireland
The Academy @ Salon 2 +353 (0)71 9160341 Visit website Ireland
The Way Ahead Training Service Ltd - The Change Works Training Centre +353 87 642078 Visit website Ireland
Thurles Community Training Centre +353 (0504) 21592 Visit website Ireland
Centre De Formation Aroma +230 57357 972 Visit website Mauritius
Rutledge Training Limited 028 7035 1812 Visit website Causeway Coast and Glens
South West College - Erne Campus 028 8225 0109 Visit website Fermanagh and Omagh
South West College - Omagh Campus 0845 603 1881 Visit website Fermanagh and Omagh
South West College - Dungannon Campus 0845 603 1881 Visit website Mid-Ulster
Coleg Sir Gar - Graig Campus 01554 748000 Visit website Carmarthenshire
Coleg Ceredigion 01239 612032 Visit website Ceredigion
Emrys-ap-Iwan Community College 01745 832287 Visit website Conwy
Neath Port Talbot College - Coleg Castell Nedd Port Talbot 01639 648200 Visit website Neath Port Talbot
NPTC Group - Newtown College 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys
Coleg y Cymoedd - Aberdare 01685 887500 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
CS Beauty Academy Wrexham 01978 846266 Visit website Wrexham

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