Level 2 Certificate in Hair and Beauty

“Learners will use hairdressing and beauty therapy and related industries.”

Qualification

Vocational

Awarding Body

Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)


Who to contact for more information about this course

Queries should be directed to Ms Carver

Years taught

Year 10 and Year 11

What is the course structure?

Mandatory Group

 

From this group you'll need to cover both units.

  • Understanding the hair and beauty sector

  • Hair and beauty research project

 

Optional Group

 

From this group you'll need to cover at least 2 units.

 

  • Enterprise in the hair and beauty sector

  • Marketing hair and beauty products and services

  • Hair and beauty science

  • Responding to a hair and beauty design brief

What will I study?

This qualification includes two mandatory units that can be applied to any sector or vocational area. In this qualification, learners will use hairdressing and beauty therapy and related industries (i.e. retail, leisure, fashion, marketing, media, business) to develop themselves and, in particular, the skills and attributes prized by employers, further education colleges and higher education institutions.

 

The units that make up this qualification include:

 

  • Understanding the hair and beauty sector (mandatory) – in this unit learners will develop an understanding of the structure and importance of the hair and beauty sector. They will also learn about the products used, and services and treatments provided throughout the sector as well as career opportunities.

  • Hair and beauty research project (mandatory) – in these unit learners learn how to plan a hair and beauty research project. Learners will then produce a research proposal and conduct their research into a particular topic area of the hair and beauty sector.

  • Business enterprise in hair and beauty (optional) – in this unit learners will research and develop new ideas for a business enterprise in hair or beauty.

  • Marketing and promotions in hair and beauty (optional) – in this unit learners will look at a hair or beauty business and then develop their own marketing materials and activities to support a product or service.

  • Hair and beauty science (optional) – in this unit learners will develop an understanding of the chemistry of hair and beauty products. They will also learn about the anatomy of the skin and hair and produce a formulation for a hair and beauty product.

  • Responding to a hair and beauty design brief (optional) – in this unit learners will develop an understanding of design briefs throughout the hair and beauty sector. They will then be set a specific design brief to which they have to respond by researching the area, presenting their ideas and justifying their choices.

 

Through undertaking this qualification learners will also develop a range of transferable skills including:

 

  • Critical thinking and being reflective on self-performance and work produced

  • Use of initiative, planning and researching skills, self-management, self-motivation and the ability to work independently

  • Innovation and creativity

  • Application of knowledge and understanding to real life examples and businesses

  • Problem solving

  • Communication skills - verbal, written and visual.

 

In addition to these transferable skills, learning about sectors, carrying out research, exploring businesses and new ideas for businesses, planning marketing activities and producing marketing materials, exploring science and technology, and responding to design briefs are all general skills that be applied to a vast range of topics and will prepare learners to progress to further learning in a broad range of subject areas.

How is the course assessed?

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