Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH20225 GLH: 445 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/1065/4 Units: 10 - 16 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 52

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020



Who is this qualification for?



The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's and Men's Hairdressing is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed unisex hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on the hairdressing and barbering 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 unisex hairdresser/stylist.

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 qualification is unique as the only one which covers both women's and men's hairdressing, and is therefore most suitable for learners who wish to provide hairdressing services to males and females.

What does this qualification cover?



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

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior unisex hairdresser/stylist including: health and safety; client consultation; shampoo and conditioning hair; cut womens hair; the art of dressing hair; cuts men's hair and cut facial hair. These units are all mandatory.

Learners will also develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional units, which include: reception duties; 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).

What could this qualification lead to?



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

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

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

- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering Studies



Qualification Structure

Mandatory Group - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 8 components and earn a minimum of 35 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
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
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 Group - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 2 components and earn a minimum of 17 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20484 M/600/8611 Working in the hair industry 2 4 35
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
UV20512 Y/600/8537 Perm and neutralise hair 2 7 60
UV20513 L/600/8535 Provide scalp massage services 2 4 33



*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.

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