Hair and Beauty

Year 9

During your first year of Hair and Beauty we will give you an introduction into this subject as we understand students are likely to have limited knowledge in this area. In year 9 will work on creating the foundation knowledge needed to complete a Hair and Beauty qualification that you would complete during year 10 and 11. Throughout this year we will provide you with all the information you would need to succeed in this qualification. Students will learn the basics of the Hair and Beauty industry and how it is structured, develop hair and beauty product knowledge and learn about the career opportunities available in this sector.

At this stage we would also would like to give you some hands on experience in the salon. During your first year we will do practical lessons alongside classroom based lessons. This will give you a chance to learn some hair styling and beauty skills!

Year 10 and 11 VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (AM20530)

The VTCT Level 2 certificate will build on the knowledge and skills obtained in year 9 and further your understanding of the hair and beauty sector. This qualification aims to allow you to develop a broader and more comprehensive understanding of the hair and beauty industry. It will also strengthen your knowledge of the larger vocational sector and related industries, whilst developing transferable skills that will support your progression, both within the hair and beauty sector, and beyond.

The four units that will be covered over this two year course are:

  • Understanding the hair and beauty sector
  • Hair and beauty research project
  • Marketing hair and beauty products and services
  • Hair and beauty science

This course will be assessed by a number of written assignments and one external examination.

What can this qualification lead to?

This qualification will prepare you for supervised employment in the hair and beauty industry working as an apprentice. This course would also adequately prepare you for any further studies in the hair and beauty sector!