NPA Long Hair Design with Make-Up
This NPA is the only Long Hair Design with Make-Up National Progression Award at SCQF level 5 offered by an Awarding Organisation. The NPA compromises of 2 mandatory and 2 optional units all at SCQF level 5. This qualification provides candidates with current styling skills techniques. This NPA focuses on long hair styles, postiche, bridal and evening make up as well as customer service and selling.
With no formal entry qualification requirements this NPA is suitable for a wide range of candidates from school leavers to adult learners who wish to gain entry into the beauty industry. It also allows for straightforward progression to further study in SVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing or Beauty at SCQF level 6 and 7.
Assessment is made up of both open book written assignments and practical performance supported by assessor.
Why deliver this qualification
This qualification introduces candidates to aspects of long hair and make-up application which with further training could lead to a range of employment opportunities in the hairdressing or beauty industry.
Candidates will develop knowledge and skills in current techniques in long hair styles, including the application of temporary Postiche. Prepare and apply bridal and evening make-up and customer care that will involve communication with the client, develop consultation techniques, provide relevant client service and develop selling techniques.
No other Awarding Organisation is offering a National Progression Award at SCQF Level 5 Beauty Massage. Assessment support packs are developed to exemplify the Award.
- Assessment Support Packs (ASP) provided for all Units
- Flexible delivery
- Integration of assessment across Outcomes and Units
- Links to National Occupational Standards
- Prepare candidates to progress to further study at SCQF levels 6 and 7, SVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing or Beauty.
- Enable candidates to develop the basic skills required to seek employment at trainee level in the Hairdressing or Beauty industry
- No formal entry qualifications
- Enable candidates to progress to workbased qualifications within the sector and the completion of National Occupational Standards.
Who does this qualification suit
This award is suitable for a wide range of candidates and is suitable for: School leavers; Adult returners who wish to gain entry into the Hairdressing or Beauty industry; individuals who wish to gain an introduction to Hairdressing or Beauty skills, and candidates who wish to progress onto further awards but do not meet the entry requirements.
Access to this award is at the discretion of the centre.
Each unit of the award states that entry is at the discretion of the centre, however, it should be noted that some of these units can be delivered holistically e.g. Current Techniques in Long Hair: Basic and Postiche Application and Styling: An Introduction. This may assist centres in creating a logical timetable for delivering the Units which facilitate candidates to build the required knowledge and skills. The units are designed to encourage candidates to take responsibility for their own learning and work to specifications – this could include practical tasks and design tasks.
This qualification provides clear progression routes to other Hairdressing and Beauty qualifications and provides relevant exit skills to enable a smooth transition to SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing and Beauty and/or SCQF Level 6.
How to assess
Open book written assignments and practical performance supported by assessor observation checklists.
Assessment Support Packs are available. If a centre designs its own assessments, these should be of a comparable standard.
Where can you take this course?
Qualification content and delivery tools
- NPA Long Hair Design with Make-Up (461 KB)
SCQF level: 5
|Title||Unit code||SQA credit value||SCQF level|
|Bridal and Evening Make-Up||FBW 11||1||5|
|Current Techniques in Long Hair: Basic||F4CB 11||1||5|
|Salon Essential Skills||1||5|
|Postiche Application and Styling: An Introduction||F4C6 11||1||5|
It is expected that successful completion of the new NPA in Long Hair Design with Make-up at SCQF Level 5 may lead to employment in a trainee position in the Hairdressing or Beauty industry. This is obviously not an award which is expected to take the student directly into full time employment as a fully qualified Hairdresser or Beauty Therapist.
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