Key Stage 4:  Hair and Beauty

Staff will deliver the City and Guilds Technical award in Hair and Beauty. They will deliver three units.

UNIT 201: Exploring the world of hair and beauty

UNIT 202: The Science of Hair and Beauty

UNIT 203: Design in the hair and beauty sector

Curriculum Intent

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
• the evolution of hair and beauty from use in Ancient times to the mid-1990s
• 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

Curriculum Overview

Syllabus Content   

UNIT 201:  Learning outcome 1  

Understand the key features of the Hair and Beauty sector

Topic 1.1: The industries within the sector

This is a small topic that outlines the size and scope of the Hair and Beauty industry, introducing statistics of turnover and employment within the sector.  Learners will understand the hair and beauty industries and the separate businesses that operate within them.

Topic 1.2: Key features of hair and beauty careers

Learners will explore the specific services carried out by hairdressers, beauty therapists, spa therapists, media/make-up artists, cosmetic consultants, nail technicians, barbers, educators/teachers and receptionists.

Topic 1.3: Business & industry links

The pupils will learn about the roles of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, the media and leisure industries.

UNIT 201: Understand the developments of the Hair and Beauty sector.

Within this unit the pupils will study two topics:

Topic 2.1: The key features of hair and beauty in the ancient eras and the decades of the 20th century

Learners will understand how the concept of beauty has emerged over time.  Pupils will also be able to demonstrate practical skills showing hair styling, make-up and nails to reflect the era.

Topic 2.2 Hair and Beauty in today’s society

UNIT 202: Understand chemistry of cosmetics and consider their uses within Hair and Beauty products.

The pupils will study the following topics:

Topic 1.1: The effects of acids and alkalis on hair and skin

Topic 1.2: The scientific principles of ingredients in hair and beauty products

Topic 1.3:  Ingredients in hair and beauty products

Topic 1.4:  Ethical considerations for testing cosmetics

UNIT 202: Understand biology related to the Hair and Beauty sector

Topic 2.1 Anatomy and Physiology terminology of hair, skin and nails

Topic 2.2 Hair, skin and nail conditions and how they can affect or limit treatments and services

UNIT 203: Understand the use of design in business

Learners will study the use of design in business to aid marketing, sales and the development of new products and services.

UNIT 203: Develop the technical skills required to create a hair and beauty image

Topic 2.1 Develop technical hair styling skills

During this topic, the pupils will learn how to apply products, use equipment and develop their techniques in areas, such as, blow-drying and thermal styling

Topic 2.2 Develop technical make-up skills

Topic 2.3 Develop technical manicure skills

UNIT 203: Plan, create and evaluate images for business use

Topic 3.1 Plan design images

Topic 3.2 Create design images

The pupils will learn to create images for packaging, logos, interiors, web pages and promotional materials.

Topic 3.3 Review design images

Curriculum Overview

Extra-curricular activities

The department runs a number of educational trips in order to gain insights and understanding of the hair and beauty sector; this includes an annual trip to the NEC to the National Hair and Beauty convention.