|VTCT Product Code: HB2D2||GLH: 330||Age Restriction: 15|
|Qualification Number: 603/0201/X||Units: 12|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 04 December 2019
Statement of purpose
Who is this qualification for?
The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering is a Technical Certificate qualification aimed at learners aged 16-19 who require a full-time Level 2 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed junior men's hairdresser/barber.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but in order to optimise their chances of success, a learner will ideally hold a Level 1 qualification or equivalent in barbering.
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing/barbering and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior barber/men's stylist. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:
- Advise and consult with clients
- Create basic outlines and detailing in hair
- Clipper maintenance
- Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
- Cut men's hair using basic techniques
- Dry and finish men's hair
- Hair tonics
- Health, safety and hygiene
- Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, provide a range of cutting and barbering services specifically for men's hair, and creating basic shapes in hair. They will be able to understand the workings and maintenance of clippers.
In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.
Why is this qualification the most suitable?
This qualification is one of two VTCT level 2 Technical Certificate qualifications in barbering. In addition to this qualification is the Level 2 Extended Diploma in Barbering; both qualify learners to become junior men's hairdressers/barbers.
At 378 total qualification time (TQT), the Diploma is most suitable for learners who continue, as part of their programme of study to work towards achieving Level 2 English and maths, or those undertaking another qualification in parallel.
The Extended Diploma at 481 TQT is far larger and most suited to learners who have achieved English and maths at Level 2 and wish to focus the majority of their programme on barbering, whereby they will develop a broader range of technical skills.
What could this qualification lead to?
Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council. As a junior men's hairdresser/barber, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:
- commercial barber shops or salons
- specialist African type barber shops/salons
- independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- armed services
- HM prison service
- cruise liners
- hospitals/care homes
Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 3 in one or more of the following areas:
- senior men's stylist/barber
- creative male grooming
- salon management
- hair colour correction
- specialist hair and scalp services
- advanced hair colour correction
Who supports this qualification?
This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
This qualification has been approved by the Department for Education for teaching to 16-19 year olds from September 2017, and will be first reported in the technical certificate category of the 2019 16-19 performance tables (subject to confirmation).
This qualification has been developed collaboratively with employers, professional associations and key stakeholders in the hairdressing sector. The knowledge, skills and competencies gained will provide the best possible opportunity for progression into employment.
This qualification is formally supported by the following organisations:
|The Hairdressing Council||haircouncil.org.uk|
|National Hairdressers' Federation||nhf.info|
|The British Barbering Association||britishbarbers.com|
Components - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 3 units and earn a minimum of credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|HB2D2.EX1||External Examination 1 HB2D2||2|
|HB2D2.EX2||External Examination 2 HB2D2||2|
|HB2D2.SYN||Graded Synoptic Assessment HB2D2||2|
Mandatory Group - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 9 units and earn a minimum of credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UCO34M||Y/615/0807||Health, safety and hygiene||2||30|
|UHB169M||A/615/0802||Advise and consult with clients||2||35|
|UHB175M||D/615/0811||Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp||2||25|
|UHB177M||M/615/0814||Create basic outlines and detailing in hair||2||50|
|UHB179M||F/615/0817||Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques||2||45|
|UHB180M||F/615/0820||Cut men's hair using basic techniques||2||85|
|UHB181M||J/615/0821||Dry and style men's hair||2||20|
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