Hair and Beauty
Curriculum Leader: Ms C Salmon - firstname.lastname@example.org
I think that the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her hairdresser
Joan Crawford - American actress
The Hair course we offer is also the most practical available, giving students a real-life introduction to the working practice of a salon. Much of the specification covers Health & Safety and working with clients. There are also practical elements of styling and temporary colouring. Cutting hair is not allowed in this course.
The VTCT Level 2 Extended Certificate in Hair and Beauty Skills (VRQ) is a vocationally related qualification that will prepare you to become a hairdressing apprentice in the hairdressing industry.
The Vtct Hair and Beauty course at Saint George's CofE School is an ideal course for creative and hardworking students who are passionate about style and beauty. The curriculum is designed to allow students to be creative, learn new skills, and work in a safe salon environment. The Vtct level 1 - 2 qualification is challenging and incorporates both practical skills and subject knowledge in depth.
The Hair and Beauty course is taught within a well-equipped salon with modern equipment by a qualified hairdresser. Students throughout the course have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills throughout a range of practical tasks, allowing for theory-based learning to be applied individually and also in group lead activities.
We ensure that SEND and disadvantaged children are given the necessary support in class to access the Curriculum fully and that equal opportunities are given to all.
The VTCT Hair and Beauty course builds resilience in students, it encourages them to be responsible, mature and professional while working in a realistic salon environment.
After completing the VTCT course, students can pursue a Level 3 course in Further Education Institutions leading to securing jobs within the industry, as self-employed practitioners: running their own salons, leading to successful careers within the hair and beauty sector.
Hair and Beauty in Key Stage 4 (KS4)
Year 10 – 5 lessons
Year 11 – 5 lessons
This is a vocationally related qualification and includes all the required elements to develop your practical hairdressing skills including a mandatory unit in creating an image based on a theme.
You will learn how to create a mood board detailing all your ideas for the total look. You will gain the skills needed to communicate your ideas, and you will be able to understand why creating a mood board is an important part of developing your overall look. In this qualification you will also develop your knowledge and understanding of the following:
In year 10 students will cover the following units:
- Create an image based on a theme
- Follow Health & Safety practices in the salon
- Plaiting & twisting the hair
- Shampoo and treat hair
In year 11 students will cover the following units:
- Working in the hair & beauty industries
- Blow dry and finish the hair
The units delivered in the course are hairdressing based therefore students will not learn or be taught beauty skills. Your knowledge and understanding will be collected in a portfolio of evidence to be submitted for assessment by your subject teacher.
This course is 100% coursework.
The hair course we offer is also the most practical available, giving students a real-life introduction to the working practice of a salon. Much of the specification covers Health & Safety and working with clients. There are also practical elements of styling and temporary colouring. Cutting hair is not allowed in this course.
|Unit / Code||Title of Unit||Assessment Type|
|UCO6 A/507/0521||Create an image based on a theme||Practical Assessment and Portfolio|
|UCO3 T/507/0520||Working in the hair and beauty industries||Portfolio of Evidence|
|UCO9 F/507/0522||Follow Health and Safety practices in the salon||Practical Assessment and Portfolio|
|UHB10 K/507/0532||Basic Plaiting and Twisting Hair||Practical Assessment and Portfolio|
|UHB8 H/507/0531||Shampoo and Treat Hair||Practical Assessment and Portfolio|
|UHB3 H/507/0528||Blow Dry and Finish Hair||Practical Assessment and Portfolio|
Hair and Beauty Future Paths
On completion of this qualification, learners will be able to progress to full-time or part-time further learning or as part of an apprenticeship on Level 2 qualifications for employment such as those listed below:
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up
- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
Future careers include all hairdressing-based jobs.