All NVQ qualifications are made of up separate units which set out exactly what a candidate must be able to do and to what standard. Each unit is like a mini qualification, representing a training target for building up credits towards a final certificate. Unlike careers for which you need a degree, you can train as a hairdresser at your own pace by undertaking the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). This is an Apprenticeship which means you train in the salon while you earn a wage.
NVQ LEVEL 2
Covers the essential skills required by a hairdresser
Shampoo and Condition hair and scalp
Health and Safety
Advise and consult with clients
Change hair colour using basic techniques
Salon reception duties
Give clients a positive impression of yourself and the salon
All apprenticeships must include the following elements:-
A competencies qualification, which must be achieved to qualify for an apprenticeship certificate, this is the qualification required to demonstrate competence in performing the skill, trade or occupation to which the framework relates.
A technical knowledge qualification which is the qualification required to demonstrate achievement of the technical skills, knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts, knowledge and understanding of the industry and its market relevant to the skill, trade or occupation to which the framework relates. Sometimes an apprenticeship framework may have an integrated qualification, which combines competence and technical knowledge elements in which each element is separately assessed.