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Qualifications in hairdressing and barbering

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  • Open

    Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

    Qualification: 3001

    OVERVIEW

    Level 1 is ideal if you're just starting out in hair and beauty and want an understanding of the industry - enough to succeed in a job in the area or to move on to further study.

    There are three qualifications available at this level:

    • Level 1 Award in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
    • Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
    • Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector.

    Whichever qualification you choose, you complete two mandatory units:

    • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
    • Presenting a professional image in a salon

    Depending on whether you choose the shorter award or the longer certificate or diploma, you also choose one or a number of optional units from a range of 12, including:

    • Skin care
    • Nail art application
    • Styling men's hair
    • Styling women's hair
    • The art of photographic make-up

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  • Open

    Level 2 Diploma in Woman's Hairdressing

    Qualification: 3002

    OVERVIEW

    Level 2 will suit you if you're just starting out in hairdressing or have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You might be a young learner (14-16) or an adult.

    There are a range of awards, diplomas and certificates to choose from at Level 2

    • Awards in Hair Services
    • Diploma in Hair Services 14+
    • Diploma in Barbering 16+
    • Diploma in Women's Hairdressing 16+
    • Certificate in Hair Services 14+
    • Certificate in Women's Hairdressing 16+
    • Certificate in Barbering 16+
    • Certificate in Hair Techniques 16+

    To achieve one of the shorter Level 2 Awards in Hair Services, you complete any of a choice of nine awards individually, each comprising a single core unit. Awards include

    • Cutting women's hair
    • Colouring and lightening hair
    • Cutting men's hair
    • Hairdressing reception duties

    To achieve one of the longer certificates or diplomas, you complete a number of core and optional units.

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  • Open

    Level 3 Diploma in Woman's Hairdressing

    Qualification: 3002

    OVERVIEW

    Level 3 is ideal if you've worked in hairdressing or barbering for some time and want to develop your skills in a specialised area. You might want a broad qualification or to learn a particular technique.

    There are a range of awards, diplomas and a certificate available at Level 3

    • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
    • Provide hairdressing consultation services
    • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques

    To achieve the shorter Level 3 Awards in Hair Services, you complete one of a choice of twelve awards individually, including

    • Bridal hair
    • Creative hairdressing design skills
    • Hair extensions
    • Relax African type hair

    To achieve one of the longer diplomas or the certificate, you complete a number of core and optional units.

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  • Open

    New Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

    Qualification: 6008/9

    OVERVIEW

    Level 2 will suit you if you have some experience in the hairdressing industry and you want to be a junior stylist. Depending on the qualification you choose, you complete between six and nine mandatory units and a range of optional units.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDE

    • Advise and Consult with Clients
    • Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp
    • Cut Hair using Basic Techniques
    • Develop and Maintain your Effectiveness at Work

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDE

    • Plait and Twist Hair
    • Fulfil Salon Reception Duties
    • Perm and Neutralise Hair

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  • Open

    New Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

    Qualification: 6008/9

    OVERVIEW

    Level 2 will suit you if you have some experience in the barbering industry and you want to be a junior barber. Depending on the qualification you choose, you complete between six and nine mandatory units and a range of optional units.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDE

    • Advise and Consult with Clients
    • Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp
    • Cut Men's Hair using Basic Techniques
    • Cut Facial Hair to Shape using Basic Techniques

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDE

    • Colour and Lighten Men’s Hair
    • Fulfil Salon Reception Duties
    • Perm and Neutralise Hair

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  • Open

    New Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

    Qualification: 6008/9

    OVERVIEW

    Level 3 is ideal if you already have a hairdressing qualification and want to become a senior stylist. Depending on the qualification you choose, you complete four or more mandatory units and a number of optional units from a range.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDE

    • Provide Client Consultation Services
    • Creatively Cut Hair using a Combination of Techniques
    • Colour Hair using a Variety of Techniques

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDE

    • Contribute to the Financial Effectiveness of the Business
    • Contribute to the Planning and Implementation of Promotional Activities
    • Hair Colour Correction Services
    • Develop and Enhance your Creative Hairdressing Skills

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  • Open

    New Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

    Qualification: 6008/9

    OVERVIEW

    Level 3 is ideal if you already have a barbering qualification and want to become a senior barber. Depending on the qualification you choose, you complete four or more mandatory units and a number of optional units from a range.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDE

    • Provide Client Consultation Services
    • Creatively Cut Hair using a Combination of Barbering Techniques
    • Design and Create a Range of Facial Hair Shapes

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDE

    • Contribute to the Financial Effectiveness of the Business
    • Contribute to the Planning and Implementation of Promotional Activities
    • Colour and Lighten Men’s Hair
    • Hair Colour Correction Services

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  • Open

    Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

    Qualification: 3008

    OVERVIEW

    Level 2 will suit you if you have some experience in the Hairdressing and Barbering industry. You want to be a Junior Stylist. Depending on the qualification you choose, you complete between six and nine mandatory units and a range of optional units.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDE

    • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
    • Advise and consult with clients
    • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
    • Cut hair using basic techniques

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDE

    • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
    • Plait and twist hair
    • Fulfill salon reception duties

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  • Open

    Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

    Qualification: 3008

    OVERVIEW

    Level 3 is ideal if you already have a Hairdressing or Barbering qualification and want to become a Senior Stylist. Depending on the qualification you choose, you complete four or more mandatory units and a number of optional units from a range.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDE

    • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
    • Provide hairdressing consultation services
    • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDE

    • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
    • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
    • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

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