Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH20167 GLH: 448 - 456 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8976/6 Units: 10 - 16 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2018
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 52

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?



The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on the hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional body (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior hairdresser/stylist.

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in hairdressing and/or a successful skills test and interview.

Why is this qualification most suitable?



This is one of two VTCT qualifications in hairdressing at Level 2. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become a junior hairdresser/stylist, this qualification allows learners to gather evidence in a realistic working evironment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients. In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF) 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.

What does this qualification cover?



This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, and will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior hairdresser/stylist. Learners will have their hairdressing skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior hairdresser/stylist including: health and safety; client consultation; shampoo and conditioning hair; the research unit - working in the hair industry; cut womens hair; colour and lighten hair and the art of dressing 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; create an image based on a theme; provide 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 hairdresser/stylist.

What could this qualification lead to?



Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.

Career opportunities as a junior hairdresser/stylist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Commercial hair salons
- Specialist African type hair 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 hairdresser/stylist, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking a Technical Level qualification in hairdressing at Level 3, these include:

- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies (QCF)



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 7 components and earn a minimum of 36 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
UV20486 A/600/8630 Colour and lighten hair 2 10 91
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 3 components and earn a minimum of 16 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
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
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
Aylesbury College 01296 588588 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Lord Grey School 01908 626110 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 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
Mid-Cheshire College 01606 74444 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy 01928 711643 Visit website Cheshire - Halton
Warrington & Vale Royal College 01925 494494 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Bodmin College 01208 79220 Visit website Cornwall
Falmouth MAT 01326 372386 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
Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Lees Brook Community School - The Skills Academy 01332 671723 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
E-Hairdressing Salon and Academy 01803 295195 Visit website Devon
Newton Abbot College 01626 883192 Visit website Devon
South Dartmoor Community College 01364 652230 Visit website Devon
E-Hairdressing - Paignton Sports and Community College 01803 403003 Visit website Devon - Torbay
E-Hairdressing and Beauty Academy 01803 295195 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Wild About Hair 01803 666478 Visit website Devon - Torbay
The Grange School - Twynham Vocational 01202 486536 Visit website Dorset
Yeovil College - North Dorset Technical College 01747 856010 Visit website Dorset
A.L.D. Hairdressing Training Academy 0191 477 7764 Visit website Durham
Durham Community Business College 0191 373 0336 Visit website Durham
Hair and Beauty Industry Training LTD 01388 720272 Visit website Durham
Wolsingham School and Community College 01388 527302 Visit website Durham
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
Ringmer Community College 01273 812220 Visit website East Sussex
Sussex Downs College - Eastbourne Campus 0303 003 9300 Visit website East Sussex
Sussex Downs College - Lewes Campus 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Beauty Skills Academy - Billericay 07805 170998 Visit website Essex
Hair & Beauty Skills Academy 07805 170998 Visit website Essex
Skills Academy 07805 170998 Visit website Essex
Bridge Training 01452 411112 Visit website Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 763424 Visit website Gloucestershire
Yate Academy 01454 862624 Visit website Gloucestershire - South Gloucestershire
Newall Green High School - Sixth Form Centre 0161 234 4654 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Salford City Academy 0161 785 1600 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Moston Campus 0161 920 4414 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Northenden Campus 0161 614 8000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Openshaw Campus 01785 774100 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Fareham College 01329 815200 Visit website Hampshire
Farnborough College of Technology 01252 407208 Visit website Hampshire
Haha Training Ltd 07730775108 / 07793671970 Visit website Hampshire
Hair Training Solutions Ltd. 07973 272395 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
Westfield Academy 01923 231560 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Astor College 01304 201151 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 Folkestone Academy 01303 842400 Visit website Kent
The Holmesdale School 01634 240416 Visit website Kent
The John Wallis Church of England Academy 01233 623465 Visit website Kent
The Malling School 01732 840995 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
Accrington and Rossendale College 01254 389933 Visit website Lancashire
Carnforth High School 01524 732424 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
New College Leicester 0116 231 8500 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
Trans4m Leicester CIC 0116 262 1537 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
Grantham College 01476 400226 Visit website Lincolnshire
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
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
Harrow College 020 8909 6451 Visit website London - Harrow
Therapy Learning Centre 07956 539922 Visit website London - Havering
Adult and Community Education - London Borough of Hounslow 020 8583 6093 Visit website London - Hounslow
West Thames College 020 8326 2000 Visit website London - Hounslow
Layla's Beauty Hub 020 8514 6777 Visit website London - Newham
Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service 020 8496 2974 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College 020 8501 8120 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Chill Out Training and Enterprise Ltd 0151 548 7730 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
byHEART Learning Ltd 0151 708 7645 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Fazakerley High School 0151 524 4530 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
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
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Beechwood Community Trust 0151 677 8008 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Diss High School 01379 642424 Visit website Norfolk
Springwood High School 01553 773393 Visit website Norfolk
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Scarborough TEC 01472 311222 Visit website North Yorkshire
Selby College 01757 211000 Visit website North Yorkshire
Joseph Rowntree School 01904 552100 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
The Duston Education Trust 01604 460006 Visit website Northamptonshire
The Salon @ 89 Academy 01933 680444 Visit website Northamptonshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01777 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Buxton Training Academy 0115 967 6936 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
Bath College 01225 312191 Visit website Somerset - Bath and North East Somerset
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Weston College Business Enterprise Centre 01934 411594 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Delta Academies Trust - De Warenne Academy 01709 868333 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Oracle Training Consultants Ltd - Doncaster 01302 813900 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Oracle Training Consultants Ltd - Rotherham 01709 720746 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
RNN Group - Dearne Valley College 01709 513333 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Rotherham College 01709 362111 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
KeyChanges - Unlocking Women's Potential 0114 245 9508 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
Stepping Stones Education and Training Ltd 01782 478378 Visit website Staffordshire
The King's School 01782 783281 Visit website Staffordshire
Carshalton College 020 8544 4444 Visit website Surrey
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
Campion School - Warwickshire 01926 743200 Visit website Warwickshire
Thoughts of Others (Premier Training College) 0121 582 0391 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Ormiston Forge Academy 01384 566598 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Solihull College 0121 678 7000 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Solihull College - Face Hairdressing 0121 705 6900 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Alpha Training UK 01543 374320 Visit website West Midlands - Walsall
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
Kirklees College - Huddersfield Centre 01484 437000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Delta Academies Trust - Garforth Academy 0113 212 7141 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Dimensions Training Solutions 01132451070 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
Room: 97 Creative Hairdressing 01924 339172 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
New College Swindon 01793 611470 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
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
South Worcestershire College - Malvern Campus 01684 58471 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
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
INDIAN SCHOOL OF HAIRDRESSING +91 7045793130 Visit website India
ISAS International Beauty School +91 7507985007 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
LTA School of Beauty +91 2261548000 Visit website India
Palm Tree Training Centre +91 1123840374 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Beauty and Health Sciences +91 8860333825 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Skin, Hair and Nutrition +91 7838963383 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
Fifth Grade Academy +353 1 459 0525 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
Style Academy +353 1 89 012 3123 Visit website Ireland
Tipperary ETB Training Services +353 6732832 Visit website Ireland
Tralee Community Training Centre +353 66 712 5415 Visit website Ireland
Biocare Academy +356 2142 4401 Visit website Malta
Ocean Beauty Academy +356 7906 6243 Visit website Malta
Victor Hair Designers and Beauty Salon +356 2143 2909 Visit website Malta
Dundee and Angus College - Arbroath Campus 01241 432600 Visit website Angus
Dundee and Angus College - Kingsway Campus 01382 834865 Visit website Dundee City
H2O International Hair and Beauty Academy +34 96 646 1158 Visit website Spain
Marbella Beauty Academy +34 693 507 267 Visit website Spain
├ľngel Kozmetoloji Koleji +90 392 223 7773 Visit website Turkey
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
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
The College Merthyr Tydfil 01685 726000 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Ty Gwallt - House of Hair 01443 773128 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 01978 311794 Visit website Wrexham

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