|VTCT Product Code: AH20504||GLH: 361||Age Restriction: 16|
|Qualification Number: 600/8706/7||Units: 8 - 17||Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023|
|Level: 2||Minimum Credits: 42|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020
Who is this qualification for?
The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies 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 sucessful skills test and interview.
Why is this qualification most suitable?
This qualification is part of a suite of hairdressing qualifications. At 361 - 397 guided learning hours (GLH), this qualification is smaller than the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing which is also included in the Performance Tables. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become a junior hairdressers/stylist, this qualification in hairdressing requires learners to achieve less optional units, but will provide learners with all relevant skills for employment. Both the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing and VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies can be achieved through gathering evidence in a college's realistic working environment without the necessity for real paying clients. Hence, this qualification is most suitable for learners who wish to undertake a Level 2 Hairdressing qualification but who are committed to completing maths and/or English or another smaller qualification in parallel as opposed to the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing which is most suitable for learners who have achieved maths and English and wish to focus the majority of their Study Programme on hairdressing.
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, builds on existing knowledge and understanding of hairdressing or will develop a complete repertoire of technical 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.
The content of this qualification is comprised of 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 base by selecting a number of optional units from a range of specialist units which includes: 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) on Page 5. This qualification 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 develop their skills further base by undertaking specialist qualifications at Level 3, including:
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies
Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 7 components and earn a minimum of 39 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|
|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|
|UV20494||T/600/8626||The art of colouring hair||2||7||60|
Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 1 components and earn a minimum of 3 credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UV20484||M/600/8611||Working in the hair industry||2||4||35|
|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|
|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|
|UV20515||R/600/8536||Relax African type hair||2||5||44|
*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.
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