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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
7.3 Service Enterprises
Credits:
37
Qualification No:
600/8834/5
GLH:
314 hours
Total qualification time:
370 hours
Price:
£122.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the hair and beauty sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in hair and beauty or other related sectors.

    The Skills for Hair and Beauty qualifications form part of our Suite of Skills qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the three mandatory units from Group M, totalling 6 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 14 credits from Group O1 (Optional units: Hair and Beauty) and 17 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units: Employability Skills). Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. For full details see list of barred units which can be found in the qualification specification.


    Units

    Mandatory

    A minimum of 6 credits must be completed from this group

    Health and Safety in the Salon Environment

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/7752
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    Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/502/3800
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    Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/502/3801
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    Optional units: Employability Skills

    A maximum of 17 credits may be completed from this group

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/503/2832
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    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/503/2807
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/504/6268
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/504/6267
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    Building Working Relationships with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/503/2845
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/506/3484
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/506/6460
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    Career Progression

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2812
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    Career Progression

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/503/2837
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/503/2813
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/503/2814
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/6311
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    Effectiveness at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/506/6461
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    Effectiveness at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/506/3493
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/6320
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/6319
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/6321
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/6322
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    M/503/2834
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2809
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/7662
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6324
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/503/2855
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/503/2822
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    Positive Attitudes and Behaviours at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2842
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2854
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/503/2821
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    K/503/2833
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2808
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2806
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    D/503/2831
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    Self-management Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/503/2810
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/503/2817
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/503/2849
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6299
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6249
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/6248
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/6902
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6246
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6254
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6245
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6252
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    Solving Work-related Problems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/503/2850
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    Solving Work-related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/503/2818
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6327
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/6316
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/6317
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/6313
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/6314
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    Work in a customer-friendly way

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6702
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    Work in a customer-friendly way

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6701
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/503/2843
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/503/2814
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6309
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    Optional Units: Hair and Beauty

    A minimum of 14 credits must be completed from this group

    Basic Make-up Application

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/502/3797
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    Bridal and Special Occasion Hairstyles

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/7685
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    Create a Hair and Beauty Image

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/600/4875
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    Create an Image using Colour for the Hair and Beauty Sector

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/502/3469
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    Displaying Merchandise

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/7604
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    Evening Make Up

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/7720
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    Hair Plaiting

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/502/3804
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    Hand Care

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/502/3467
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    Handling Stock in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/7607
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    Nail Art Application

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/502/3470
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    Plaiting and Twisting Hair

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/502/3805
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    Salon Reception Duties

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/600/6334
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    Setting up for Hair and Beauty Services

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/7705
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    Shampoo and Conditioning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/502/3753
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    Skin Care

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/502/3464
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    Styling Men's Hair

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/502/3795
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    Styling Women's Hair

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/502/3796
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    Themed Face Painting

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/502/3803
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    It is anticipated that this qualification will be of specific relevance to:
    • Young people interested in a career in the hair and beauty sector who intend to access level 1 qualifications but will need a fairly extensive learning programme before they are ready to do so
    • Young people and adults with little or no prior attainment, including those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, who wish to work in the hair and beauty sector but need a fairly extensive grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills, over an extended period of time, before applying for work.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification provides a wide range of basic, introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to hair and beauty, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the hair and beauty sector and across other sectors. Mandatory units include:
    • Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
    • Presenting a professional image in a salon
    • Health and Safety in the Salon Environment
    Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector (such as make-up application, hair styling, skin care, nail care) alongside generic employability skills (such as self-management skills, solving work related problems and working in at team).


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Diploma if before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 1 qualification, they need an extended introduction to the sector including the opportunity to build up a range of skills and knowledge, explore a number of potential job roles in the sector, and gain a set of more generic workplace skills. The Diploma will be suitable for learners who would benefit from an extended period of time working at Entry level, up to 2 years, before they are ready for Level 1.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in hair and beauty such as beauty salon assistant, hair salon assistant, nail technician.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress to a Level 1 certificate or diploma in Hair and Beauty, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in Skills for the Hair and Beauty Sector as well as other Level 1 qualifications such as Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Barbering.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

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