Technicals in Hair and Beauty (3038)

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2019
The Level 2 Technical Award in Hair and Beauty Studies allows learners to gain theoretical knowledge and a small number of technical skills, related to the hair and beauty sector, not usually acquired through general education.

These technical qualifications can also form part of the City & Guilds TechBac – an exciting new programme of study designed to give 14 - 19 year olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress from FE onto an apprenticeship, into university or into the modern jobs market.

To ensure learners develop the wider workplace skills required by employers, TechBac goes above and beyond the technical qualification. It combines an accredited project qualification, practical work experience and critical skills development, brought to life via the TechBac Skills Zone, an innovative online learning hub giving learners the opportunity to practice and develop their skills anytime, anywhere. 

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The Technical Award is aimed at learners aged 14 – 16.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • 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 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 Aug 2022

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 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: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form