Throughout this course you will acquire knowledge of all relevant services together with health, safety and legislation requirements necessary for a junior hairdresser/hairstylist. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, provide a range of basic cutting, colouring and lightening services. Alongside these are units to develop skills in setting, dressing, blow-drying and styling hair with electrical equipment. In parallel, you will develop your communication and customer service skills, your awareness of environmental sustainability and you commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.
This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior hairdresser/hairstylist. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:
Advise and consult with clients Blow-dry and style hair Colour and lighten hair Cut ladies hair Health, safety and hygiene Set and dress hair Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp Style hair with electrical equipment
Students will need to have five GCSE passes at grade 3 or above, preferably including Maths and English. Alternatively, students will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level1.
All students must have achieved, or show the ability to achieve, Maths and English to grade 3 or equivalent. Where a student has not yet fulfilled this requirement, a functional skills qualification is a mandatory part of this course.
Level 1 Hairdressing is required to progress onto this course
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Ladies Hairdressing
Continuous assessment of practical skills will prepare students for graded assessments which are set throughout the year. A graded end-of-year practical synoptic exam and written exams are required to pass the qualification.
Four to six hours a week is recommended to support the qualification. This will included revision for exams.
It is mandatory that you will complete 30 hours work experience alongside this course. Ideally, working part-time in the industry would benefit skills and knowledge. Hairdressing, cutting colouring, level 2
As a junior hairdresser/hairstylist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include: commercial 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 you for employment, you may choose to develop your knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 3 in one or more of the following areas: senior stylist salon management hair colour correction specialist hair and scalp services advanced hair styling
Fees and Additional Costs
It is advisable that students purchase their own text book. A uniform is mandatory. Information for this will be given at interview. It is essential that students have scissors, razor and a basic hairdressing kit.