Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH20041 GLH: 283 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8812/9 Units: 7 - 16 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2018
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 33

Additional Information

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 (QCF) 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 (QCF) 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 (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies (QCF)

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

- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF) (472 GLH)
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing (QCF) (448 GLH)
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies (QCF) (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
Diva Training Academy +357 99 423207 Visit website Cyprus
Cedars Upper School 01525 219300 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Barnfield College 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Bedfordshire Beauty Academy 01582 451582 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Newbury College 01635 584500 Visit website Berkshire - West Berkshire
Broad St Academy 01275 810845 Visit website Bristol, City of
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
Lord Grey School 01908 626110 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Cromwell Community College 01354 692193 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Nene Park Academy 01733 368300 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Stanground Academy 01733 821430 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Macclesfield College 01625 410000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
South Cheshire College 01270 654654 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Mid-Cheshire College 01606 74444 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
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
Truro College - Haven House 01872 265817 Visit website Cornwall
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
Heanor Gate Science College 01773 716396 Visit website Derbyshire
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Newton Abbot College 01626 883192 Visit website Devon
E-Hairdressing - Paignton Sports and Community College 01803 403003 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Yeovil College - North Dorset Technical College 01747 856010 Visit website Dorset
Durham Community Business College 0191 373 0336 Visit website Durham
Hair and Beauty Industry Training LTD 01388 720272 Visit website Durham
Sussex Downs College - Lewes Campus 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Yate Academy 01454 862624 Visit website Gloucestershire - South Gloucestershire
Newall Green High School - Sixth Form Centre 0161 234 4654 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
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
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Fareham College 01329 815200 Visit website Hampshire
Southampton City College 023 8057 7221 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Bitterne Park School 023 8032 5200 Visit website Hampshire - Southampton
Hereford Hair Academy 01432 271113 Visit website Herefordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Astor College 01304 201151 Visit website Kent
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
East Kent College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
East Kent College - Dover 01304 244303 Visit website Kent
East Kent College - Folkestone 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
Kim Heath Training Academy & Professional Hair Salon 07756 323457 Visit website Kent
The Community College Whitstable 01227 272362 Visit website Kent
The Holmesdale School 01634 240416 Visit website Kent
The John Wallis Church of England Academy 01233 623465 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
Carnforth High School 01524 732424 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
Brooksby Melton College 01664 850850 Visit website Leicestershire
New College Leicester 0116 231 8500 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
Trans4m Leicester CIC 0116 262 1537 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
University Academy Holbeach 01406 423042 Visit website Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Ghost Academy 020 8592 8322 Visit website London - Barking and Dagenham
HOB Salons Apprentice Academy 020 3551 9009 Visit website London - Camden
Working Men's College - Studio 101 020 7255 4700 Visit website London - Camden
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
Salon Hijab Ltd T/A Salon Hijab Academy 020 8204 8833 Visit website London - Harrow
Therapy Learning Centre 07956 539922 Visit website London - Havering
Ilford Skills Academy 020 8548 7167 Visit website London - Redbridge
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 020 8221 1322 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Walthamstow 020 8004 8835 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 - Candor Professional Beauty 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College - Candor Walthamstow 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College - The Trade Academy 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
North Liverpool Academy 0151 260 4044 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Es Paradis College of Nails, Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing 07709 417132 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Beechwood Community Trust 0151 677 8008 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Wirral Metropolitan College - Conway Park Campus 0151 551 7777 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Diss High School 01379 642424 Visit website Norfolk
Springwood High School 01553 773393 Visit website Norfolk
York Learning - Joseph Rowntree School 07812 986555 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
The Salon @ 89 Academy 01933 680444 Visit website Northamptonshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01777 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Abingdon and Witney College - Abingdon Campus 01235 216220 Visit website Oxfordshire
Abingdon and Witney College - Witney Campus 01235 216220 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
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
The Hair and Beauty Bank Ltd 0117 929 9939 Visit website Somerset - Bath and North East Somerset
Sonelli 01226 293739 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
The Serenity Academy 01709 874424 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
The Sheffield College 0114 260 2600 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Buxton and Leek College - Leek Campus 0800 074 0099 Visit website Staffordshire
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
Madame Butterfly Hair and Beauty 0191 265 0100 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
Boldon School 0191 536 2176 Visit website Tyne and Wear - South Tyneside
Ormiston Forge Academy 01384 566598 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Solihull College - Face Hairdressing 0121 705 6900 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Central Sussex College 01293 442200 Visit website West Sussex
Hair Academy by TGI Ltd 01274 505705 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
All About Hair & Beauty Academy 01484 422452 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
In House Training Ltd 01924 500647 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Mark Betts Hairdressing 01924 423755 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 - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Sarum Academy 01722 323431 Visit website Wiltshire
New College Swindon 01793 611470 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Fairfield Neighbourhood Learning Centre 01905 758420 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Redditch 01527 572523 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Worcester 01905 726631 Visit website Worcestershire
Kidderminster College 01562 512022 Visit website Worcestershire
South Worcestershire College - Evesham Campus 01386 712604 Visit website Worcestershire
Attitude Hair and Beauty Academy +91 1822 500222 Visit website India
Chloris Beauty Academy +91 987611900 Visit website India
De' Billiards Academy +91 9872825660 Visit website India
Euro Chroma Institute of Cosmetology +91 1141615040 Visit website India
INDIAN SCHOOL OF HAIRDRESSING +91 7045793130 Visit website India
JOPHIEL Skin, Hair Clinic and Academy +91 2228684312 Visit website India
Laurus Edutech Life Skills Private Limited +91 9790927896 Visit website India
Sunita Hair and Beauty International Academy +91 9872354654 Visit website India
Academy School of Barbering +353 1 459 0525 Visit website Ireland
Big Apple Academy +353 86 3618851 Visit website Ireland
Churchtown Institute of Beauty & Holistic Training Ltd +353 1 458 6603 Visit website Ireland
Clonmel Youth Training Enterprises Ltd +353 52 612 4011 Visit website Ireland
Renaissance Hair & Beauty Cosmetology Academy +353 868180180 Visit website Ireland
Salon Diva Academy of Hairdressing +353 1 459 0525 Visit website Ireland
Solo Hair Design +353 21 455 4908 Visit website Ireland
Style Academy +353 1 89 012 3123 Visit website Ireland
Tralee Community Training Centre +353 66 712 5415 Visit website Ireland
Centre De Formation Aroma +230 57357 972 Visit website Mauritius
Rutledge Recruitment and Training 028 7035 1812 Visit website Causeway Coast and Glens
North East Scotland College - Fraserburgh Campus 0300 330 5550 Visit website Aberdeenshire
Marbella Beauty Academy +34 693 507 267 Visit website Spain
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
ST. Mary’s College 02920 341212 Visit website Cardiff
Emrys-ap-Iwan Community College 01745 832287 Visit website Conwy
Tommy's Education Centre 01492 870166 Visit website Conwy
Coleg Cambria - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
Neath Port Talbot College - Coleg Castell Nedd Port Talbot 01639 648200 Visit website Neath Port Talbot
Utopia Academy 01834 860000 Visit website Pembrokeshire
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
NPTC Group - Newtown 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
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
CS Beauty Academy Wrexham 01978 846266 Visit website Wrexham

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