Hair and beauty services

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Beauty Services is a course that has been specifically designed to develop students’ practical skills in both the Hair and Beauty industries. Underpinning this qualification students will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment. The purpose of this qualification is to develop students’ skills to a high level of occupational ability to enable then to perform their own services and to assist others.

What will I need to be successful on this course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but a genuine enthusiasm and commitment in Beauty Therapy. You must be prepared to work in a team and independently on all tasks and assignment set. You will be working with real clients, therefore excellent attendance, punctuality and a commitment to the health and safety of others is essential. Ideally students will have achieved a minimum Grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics at GCSE. You may be given an assignment with practical elements to gain entry onto the course.

What will I do?

Learning will take place in our onsite salon, through consultation with real clients and through a weekly work placement in a commercial setting. Students will learn skills to complete all mandatory units that include:

  • Health & safety;
  • Shampoo and conditioning hair;
  • The art of dressing hair;
  • Make-up application;
  • Manicure and pedicure treatments;
  • Salon reception duties;
  • The art of colouring hair;
  • Creation of an image based on a theme.

In parallel, students will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working and research skills will also be developed.

In Year 13, you will study either Beauty Specialist Techniques or Women's Hairdressing.

Next Steps - Routes of Progression

After the first year, students will choose to specialise in either the Beauty Specialist Techniques or Women's Hairdressing.

Point of contact:

Anita Brown


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