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Diploma in Hairdressing Studies(VTCT Level 2)

Sector: Hairdressing and Barbering Category: Hairdressing
VTCT Product Code:AH20504 GLH: 361 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/8706/7 Units: 8 – 17 Registration End Date:

31st jul 2023

Level: 2 Minimum Credits:42

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies 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 attainmentof a Level 1 qualification in hairdressing and/or a sucessful skills test and interview.

Why is this qualification most suitable?

This qualification is part of a suite of hairdressing qualifications. At 361 – 397 guided learning hours (GLH), this qualification is smaller than the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing which is also included in the Performance Tables. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become a
junior hairdressers/stylist, this qualification in hairdressing requires learners to achieve less optional units, but will provide learners with all relevant skills for employment. Both the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing and VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies can be achieved through gathering evidence in a college’s realistic working environment without the necessity for real paying clients. Hence, this qualification is most suitable for learners who wish to undertake a Level 2 Hairdressing qualification but who are committed to completing maths and/or English or another smaller qualification in parallel as opposed to the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing which is most suitable for learners who have achieved maths and English and wish to focus the majority of their Study Programme on hairdressing.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, builds on existing knowledge and understanding of hairdressing or will develop a complete repertoire of technical 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.
The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements to work effectively as a junior hairdresser/stylist including: health and safety; client consultation; shampoo and conditioning units from a range of specialist units which includes: 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) on Page 5. This qualification structure provides learners with the flexibility
to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior hairdresser/stylist.

What could this qualification lead to?

Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a graduate State RegisteredHairdresser (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