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Welcome to Hair and Beauty


Mrs D Plaskitt

Subject Leader
About Our Subject

At CWLC and Sixth form we are lucky to have our own hairdressing salon Aspirations this gives learners the opportunity to experience a real working environment. At KS4 we offer Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy.

A-Level we offer VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing.

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

This qualification is an advanced (Level 3) technical qualification, which has been developed collaboratively with employers, professional associations and trade bodies to set the standard and content

Course content:

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a senior hairdresser/stylist. Students must achieve all mandatory units which include:

  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Hairdressing consultation
  • Hair cutting services
  • Hair colouring services
  • Setting and dressing services
  • Blow- drying and finishing services

Plus 1 optional unit

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, provide a range of cutting and colouring services, and set, dress and finish the hair. In parallel, learners 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 and research skills will also be developed.

Assessment and Grading:

To be awarded this qualification, learners must successfully achieve the following assessments:

  • Externally set and internally marked graded practical assessments
  • Externally set and marked examinations
  • Externally set and internally marked graded synoptic assessment
  • Portfolio of evidence

The overall qualification is graded Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction*


Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form,
Bromwich Road,

Phone: 01905 423906

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