|VTCT Product Code: HB2N1||GLH: 452 - 497||Age Restriction: 16|
|Qualification Number: 601/5887/6||Units: 8 - 10||Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2021|
|Level: 2||Minimum Credits: 53|
Statement of purpose
Who is this qualification for?
The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is aimed at 16-18 learners who are in a full-time Level 2 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed junior barber. This qualification also forms part of the intermediate barbering apprenticeship framework which is delivered in the workplace.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for barbering and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior barber. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:
- Advise and consult with clients
- Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
- Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
- Cut men's hair using basic techniques
- Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
- Dry and finish men's hair
- Create basic outlines and detailing in hair
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 advise and consult, and provide a range of cutting and barbering services specifically for men's hair, which includes shaving and creating facial hair shapes. 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.
In addition to completing mandatory units, learners are required to achieve nine credits from optional units which include (this list is not exhaustive): assist with shaving services, relax hair, perm and neutralise hair, plait and twist hair and colour and lighten men's hair.
Why is this qualification the most suitable?
This is one of two VTCT qualifications in barbering at Level 2. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become a junior barber, this qualification requires learners to work in a commercial barber shop/salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times. In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering allows learners to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.
The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is most suitable for learners seeking to work in, and develop their skills in a commercial setting, and can only be delivered by centres that have, or have access to a 'real' barber shop/salon, and not a realistic working environment.
What could this qualification lead to?
Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Graduate Barber (SRGB) with The Hair Council and join the British Barbers' Association. As a junior 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
- television, film, theatre and media
- 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 an advanced apprenticeship or Level 3 qualification in barbering, these include:
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering Studies
- VTCT NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Barbering
Who supports this qualification?
This qualification has been developed collaboratively with employers, professional associations and key stakeholders in the barbering sector. Because of this, 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 Hair Council||haircouncil.org.uk|
|The British Barbers' Association||britishbarbers.com|
Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 7 components and earn a minimum of 44 credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UHB24||F/506/9368||Advise and consult with clients||2||8||63|
|UHB25||T/506/9383||Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp||2||5||40|
|UHB26||L/506/9499||Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work||2||3||26|
|UHB31||J/506/9775||Cut men's hair using basic techniques||2||12||111|
|UHB32||L/506/9776||Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques||2||5||42|
|UHB33||R/506/9777||Dry and finish men's hair||2||5||45|
|UHB34||Y/506/9778||Create basic outlines and detailing in hair||2||6||48|
Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 1 components and earn a minimum of 9 credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UHB44||L/506/9762||Assist with shaving services||2||5||39|
|UHB46||M/506/9382||Perm and neutralise hair||2||10||93|
|UHB47||R/506/9374||Plait and twist hair||2||5||42|
|UHB48||M/506/9494||Temporarily attach hair to enhance a style||2||3||30|
|UHB49||R/506/9584||Fulfil salon reception duties||2||6||47|
|UHB58||H/506/9363||Colour and lighten men's hair||2||14||122|
*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.
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