Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH20167 GLH: 448 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8976/6 Units: 10 - 16 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 52

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?



The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing 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 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
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies



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
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
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
Buckinghamshire College Group - Aylesbury Campus 01296 588588 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Cromwell Community College 01354 692193 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Ely College 01353 667763 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 - Hartford 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
Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
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 and Beauty Academy 01803 295195 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Wild About Hair 01803 666478 Visit website Devon - Torbay
The Bournemouth and Poole College of FE 01202 205205 Visit website Dorset - Bournemouth
A.L.D. Hairdressing Training Academy 01914111730 Visit website Durham
Bella Marie Training Academy 07817453787 Visit website Durham
Wolsingham School and Community College 01388 527302 Visit website Durham
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
Stockton Riverside College 01642 865400 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
East Sussex College - Eastbourne 0303 003 9300 Visit website East Sussex
East Sussex College - Lewes 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
King's Academy Ringmer 01273 812220 Visit website East Sussex
Beauty Skills Academy - Billericay 07805 170998 Visit website Essex
Havering College of Further and Higher Education 01708 455011 Visit website Essex
Hair & Beauty Skills Academy 01268 207651 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
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
Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Manchester 020 8004 8835 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
TPG Education 0161 292 5604 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Trafford College (Altrincham Campus) 01618867046 Visit website Greater Manchester - Trafford
Headstart Academy 01942 205193 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
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
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
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
Inspire 020 8304 9888 Visit website Kent
SJC Training Academy of Hair and Beauty 07903883316 Visit website Kent
The Folkestone Academy 01303 842400 Visit website Kent
The Malling School 01732 840995 Visit website Kent
Van Hoeff Hairdressing 01227 478860 Visit website Kent
Accrington and Rossendale College 01254 389933 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
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
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
HB Academy 07903883316 Visit website London - Bexley
Positive Pathways Academy 01322 436285 Visit website London - Bexley
College of North West London 0208 208 5879 Visit website London - Brent
Sanrizz Education Centre 02078331300 Visit website London - Camden
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
Training Skills UK Ltd. 020 3488 1852 Visit website London - Hackney
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
HCUC Harrow 020 8909 6451 Visit website London - Harrow
West Thames College 020 8326 2000 Visit website London - Hounslow
LSCollege - Lewisham Campus 020 3757 3000 Visit website London - Lewisham
Layla's Beauty Hub 020 8514 6777 Visit website London - Newham
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 020 8501 8120 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College - Candor Walthamstow 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Chill Out Training and Enterprise Ltd 0151 548 7730 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
St Helens College - Knowsley Campus 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
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
Great Yarmouth College 01493 655261 Visit website Norfolk
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Selby College 01757 211000 Visit website North Yorkshire
Redcar and Cleveland College 01642 473132 Visit website North Yorkshire - Redcar and Cleveland
Joseph Rowntree School 01904 552100 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
The Duston Education Trust 01604 460006 Visit website Northamptonshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01909 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
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 513333 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Rotherham College 01709 362111 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
Stepping Stones Education and Training Ltd 01782 478378 Visit website Staffordshire
E.Quality Training 01782 620003 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
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 - Woodlands Campus 0121 678 7000 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Aesthetic Hair and Beauty Training Centre 01293 531900 Visit website West Sussex
Aspire Sussex Ltd - Burgess Hill 01444 810710 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
Acacia Training Ltd - Batley 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Limited 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Kirklees College - Huddersfield Centre 01484 437000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Salma's Beauty Academy 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Delta Academies Trust - Garforth Academy 0113 212 7141 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
Room: 97 Creative Hairdressing 01924 339172 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
True Beauty Academy 01924 609876 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
New College Swindon 01793 611470 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Evesham College part of WCG 01386 712604 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
Malvern Hills College part of WCG 01684 58471 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Hair Cafe International +91 9914433461 Visit website India
ISAS International Beauty School +91 7507985007 Visit website India
Laurus Edutech Life Skills Private Limited +91 9790927896 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty +91 2261548000 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Ahmedabad +91 7927912775 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Bhopal +91 7552771760 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Delhi +91 1128751022 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Kakinada +91 9951125666 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Maninagar +91 7925430825 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Borivali +91 2228925988 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Dombivali +91 2512486226 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Mulund +91 2225621669 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Thane +91 2225305695 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Vashi +91 2227810413 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Nashik +91 2532319563 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Pune - Deccan +91 2025511089 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Pune - Hadapsar +91 206823131 Visit website India
The Beauty Lounge +91 8146422355 Visit website India
Big Apple Academy +353 86 3618851 Visit website Ireland
Churchtown Institute of Beauty & Holistic Training Ltd +353 1 458 6603 Visit website Ireland
Fifth Grade Academy +353 1 459 0525 Visit website Ireland
Renaissance Hair & Beauty Cosmetology Academy +353 868180180 Visit website Ireland
Style Academy +353 1 89 012 3123 Visit website Ireland
Tipperary ETB Training Services +353 6732832 Visit website Ireland
M-Academy +356 79255110 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
Marbella Beauty Academy +34 693 507 267 Visit website Spain
├ľngel Kozmetoloji Koleji +90 392 223 7773 Visit website Turkey
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
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
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 0300 30 30 007 Visit website Wrexham

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