Technicals in Hair and Beauty (3038)

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2022
Important update 2022
The 601/7247/2 Level 2 Technical Award in Hair and Beauty Studies (3038-21) is closing for registrations on the 31st July 2022, and will be replaced by the 610/0656/7 Level 2 Technical Award in Hair and Beauty Studies (3038-24), which has been approved by the DfE for the 2024 Key Stage 4 performance tables.  Please ensure new starts for September 2022 are registered on the new qualification. Some changes have been made to the assessment strategy, please refer to the 3038-24 Qualification Handbook in the documents section.

The Level 2 Technical Award in Hair and Beauty Studies allows you to explore the exciting world of hair and beauty and the environment in which its industries operate. If you enjoy looking back in time to explore changing trends and developments within the hair and beauty sector, find out how science is used to create products, and understand why we create images for business use, then this qualification is for you. 

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The Technical Award is aimed at learners aged 14 – 16.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales – please check QiW website for available funding
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?
The qualification develops the following knowledge, understanding and skills:
  • specific services carried out within the hair and beauty sectors, roles and responsibilities and typical working patterns
  • evolution of hair and beauty from use in Ancient times to the mid 90s
  • how technological advancements, changes to the economy, and social factors have influenced the sector
  • chemistry of cosmetics and biology related to hair and beauty
  • uses of design and images for business use
  • technical hair styling, make-up and manicure skills
For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.
What Careers Can This Lead To?
Your understanding and skills can be developed further through progression to other qualifications, such as A levels or specific to a sector, including:
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy/Beauty Consultancy/Hair and Media Make up
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing/ Barbering 
You would also find the understanding and skills useful to progress to an apprenticeship.
What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?
To deliver this qualification, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

Level 2 Technical Award in Hair and Beauty Studies (3038-21)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2022
Closed for registrations

Level 2 Technical Award in Hair and Beauty Studies

  • Accreditation No: 601/7247/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical Award This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 120 - 120 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 160 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 4 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 66 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Technical Award in Hair and Beauty Studies (3038-24)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Technical Award in Hair and Beauty Studies

  • Accreditation No: 610/0656/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical Award This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 4 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 66 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Additional information for centres

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3038-21

Assessment Materials