Hairdressing Intermediate 2 (SCQF level 5)
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Structure of the Course
- Mandatory Units
- Summary of Course content
- Summary of content of each Unit
- Assessment approaches
- Learning and teaching materials
- Placements, visits, work experience
- Resource requirements
- Conditions and Arrangements
- Information for Skills for Work pilot centres
- Arrangements document
- Internal Assessment Reports
- Guidance Note for Centres: Skills for Work Hairdressing Intermediate 2 (41 KB)
This Course is at Intermediate 2 and consists of 4 x 40 hour mandatory Units.
Hairdressing: Working in a Salon Environment
1 Unit credit
Hairdressing: Salon Skills
1 Unit credit
Hairdressing: Introduction to Colour
1 Unit credit
Hairdressing: Creative Trends
|1 Unit credit|
The Course content provides a broad, experiential introduction to hairdressing. The focus is on experiencing the salon environment and the development of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding. Practical experience of general salon duties, reception skills, communication and customer care is included. Specific skills in shampooing, conditioning, basic scalp massage, drying hair, colouring hair and cutting hair are developed. Current fashion trends are identified from a variety of sources, with candidates having the opportunity to experiment to produce an image which reflects these trends. Emphasis throughout all Units is on the employability skills and attitudes which will help to prepare candidates for the workplace.
- Hairdressing: Working in a Salon Environment
Candidates will develop an understanding and experience the working environment of a trainee hairdresser. They will learn about current relevant health and safety, risk assessment, carry out general salon duties, maintain the salon environment and develop reception skills. Candidates will evaluate their own performance in employability skills and attitudes identified by employers as important in hairdressing and set goals for improvement in order to enhance their employability profile.
- Hairdressing: Salon Skills
Candidates will learn to carry out practical tasks in customer care, as well as maintaining a safe and hygienic work area. They will also learn more specific skills in shampooing, conditioning, conditioning treatments, basic scalp massage, drying and finishing techniques. This will be done in a realistic context, with emphasis on developing general employability skills such as following instructions carefully, seeking feedback and using this to improve skills.
- Hairdressing: Introduction to Colour
This Unit introduces candidates to hair colouring. Candidates will gain an understanding of the colouring process and will learn how to prepare for, mix, apply and remove hair colour. Candidates will also have the opportunity to review their employability skills profile.
- Hairdressing: Creative Trends
The Unit focuses on encouraging an awareness of current fashion trends and the expression of creativity. Candidates will have an opportunity to identify current fashion trends from a variety of sources. They will then plan, prepare for and produce a style on a mannequin head which interprets these. Candidates will have an opportunity to use existing skills and develop new skills. This Unit will enable candidates to take responsibility for their own performance, express their creativity, build confidence, consolidate skills and gain an understanding of how current fashion trends influence hair styling to produce a total look.
Assessment in this Course will be based mainly on a range of practical activities carried out in a salon environment. Performance evidence will be supported by teacher/lecturer observation checklists and client record cards. Candidates will also complete reviews of their employability skills and gather specified information in a folio.
Each Unit will be supported by a NAB (National Assessment Bank item) which will provide an assessment package and will exemplify the national standard.
Learning and teaching material is being produced for each Unit, in partnership with the Scottish Further Education Unit (SFEU). These are planned for electronic publication to support implementation in August 2008. It is intended that a DVD will be produced by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) to support the award, which will be in delivering centres by August 2008.
While work placement in a real salon is not a requirement, it is essential that the Course is delivered in a hairdressing salon environment. Links with local employers will be valuable. Visits to a real, commercial salon will be of benefit to candidates as will the experience of visiting speakers.
Centres will require hairdressing salon facilities for each of the Units in the Course. This will include reception facilities as well as styling units, styling chairs, trolleys, back-wash basins and chairs. The salon facility will need to be equipped with sufficient hairdressing equipment, tools and products which should include hand held and wall mounted driers, tongs, straighteners, brushes, combs, sectioning clips, pins, rollers, kirbies, a range of shampoos and conditioners, conditioning treatments, a selection of styling and finishing products, a range of permanent hair colour, hydrogen peroxide, a range of quasi-permanent hair colour, developer, gowns, towels and sterilising equipment to give candidates plenty of opportunity for practice and assessment. Mannequin heads will be required for the Hairdressing: Creative Trends Unit. Appropriate safe storage facilities will be needed for all equipment and materials.
Personal protective clothing will be essential for all candidates. This may include uniforms, aprons and gloves. Centres should carry out risk assessments for all activities as required.
- Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Hairdressing
- further education
- training /employment
|Edition:||Second edition, August 2012|
|Downloads:||Hairdressing Intermediate 2 Arrangements (351 KB)|