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Women's Hairdressing VTCT Level 2 Diploma at Bridge Education and Training Limited

Course description

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing (QCF) 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 successful skills test and interview.

Course content

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, and will develop the knowledge, understanding and 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. This qualification includes 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 women’s hair; colour and lighten hair and the art of dressing hair. These units are all mandatory. Learners will also develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: 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). This qualification’s structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior hairdresser/stylist.

Entry requirements

•Good communication skills
•A good basic level of English & Maths
•Willingness to participate in treatments
•Good basic levels of self-presentation

Future opportunities

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 further develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking a Technical Level qualification

in hairdressing at Level 3, these include:

- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF) 
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF) 
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies (QCF)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bridge Education and Training Limited directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2016

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