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Hair and Beauty         Find out more about Hair and Beauty

KS4- VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (VRQ)

Students will work in Arden's professional quality salon, completing a wide range of practical and written tasks relating to the Hair and Beauty Industry. Activities range from developing interpersonal skills through reception work, answering calls and booking clients; to shampooing, blow-drying and styling hair. Students will also develop knowledge of the theory that accompanies the practical skills they will be building in this engaging and popular course.



The course includes 4 units.

Mandatory units:

  • Understanding the hair and beauty sector

  • Hair and beauty research project


Chosen Units:

  • Hair and beauty science

  • Responding to the hair and beauty design brief


The Future

Students move on to post-16 training in either the Hair or Beauty sector, where further qualifications can be gained to the work for example, as a hair stylist or beautician. You may eventually want to work in a salon, in television, fashion or theatre. You can work in a care industry, a spa hotel or on cruise ships.

You could go on to run your own business and be your own boss.

Progression opportunities

There are plenty of various options for progression once completed the qualification such as level 2 and 3 in the hair and beauty industry or specialising in one such as nail technology, barbering and aromatherapy.

If you would prefer to progress in apprenticeship work based education then there are many hair and beauty options such as hairdressing, beauty therapy and beauty therapy make-up.

Staying on for A Levels is also a progression from the qualification. Allowing you to study; Applied Business, Physical Education, Drama and Theatre Studies.

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