VTCT Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals


On completion of this qualification you will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create a variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men. You will be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. You will also be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with your role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.

What are the entry requirements?

These are dependent on the sector and the criteria of some employers, but they are normally: A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A ? E, grades 9 - 3 or an equivalent qualification.

What subjects will I study?

Training will include: Health & Safety, Consultation, Shampooing, Style and finish (blow drying, setting plaiting and added hair), cutting hair, Colouring and lightening hair.

How will I learn?

Embarking on a hairdressing apprenticeship, you will learn by working hands on in an often fast paced environment. You will attend College one day per week in addition to working in the salon for an additional four days. You will be paid the apprenticeship wage and will be a contracted employee of the company you work for. As your training begins you will study the underpinning knowledge required and you will train on the job as well as learning at College.

You will fine tune your practical skills, knowledge and understanding, by performing various Level 2 Hairdressing services. There is also a requirement that you undertake targeted online study through our VLE, directly related to your course and employability.

Any hand held media to bring for your studies at College would also be advantageous. Additionally, all Hairdressing programmes also include a compulsory attendance at either functional skills or a GCSE in a relevant qualification or Maths and English, for those participating in an apprenticeship programme.

How will I be assessed?

All units in this qualification need to be achieved before commencing the end-point assessment.

The following units will have an external examination to assess knowledge and understanding:
? Consultation
? Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
? Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
? Perming hair
? Hair relaxing treatments and techniques

The external examinations will be a Pass/Fail MCQ. You must achieve a pass mark of 70%.

Along with the hairdressing you must achieve a qualification in Maths and English (if not achieved GCSE C or above prior to starting the course).

The end point assessment will provide a snapshot holistic assessment of your practical skills, similar to an industry trade test. You will demonstrate that you can complete a range of services on a number of models to industry standards and within commercial timings. Your consultation skills, communication skills, safe working practices, professionalism, values and behaviours will be assessed by practical observation and oral questioning.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Senior Hairdresser

How long is the course?

18 months to 2 years

Are there any additional costs?

There is a specific dress code and students will be expected to provide their own equipment. There is a dress code of black tunic with red trim, black cardigan and black trousers for £70. (The uniform is to be purchased through college). Black flat closed toe shoes must be purchased independently. Examples of appropriate footwear can be shown to you at interview.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk

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