Welcome to the Vocational Education Faculty at New College Leicester.
Key Stage 4
In Key Stage 4 students at New College Leicester have the opportunity to study VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy and BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care.
These subjects allow the student to gain knowledge and understanding of the two sectors ready for employment. Many of the skills learnt will be transferable to many other sectors in industry.
We follow a scheme of work which is designed by the awarding body in both areas which is modified specifically for our students.
VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (Syllabus Number AM20530)
|Year 10||Year 11|
|Unit UV21578 Understanding the Hair and Beauty Sector||Unit UV21579 Hair and Beauty Research Project|
|Unit UV21582 Hair and Beauty Science||Unit UV21583 Responding to a Design Brief|
Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care (Syllabus Number 600/4782/3)
|Year 10||Year 11|
|Unit 6 The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing||Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development|
|Unit 3 Effective Communication in Health and Social Care||Unit 2 Health and Social Care Values|
Key Stage 5
After Key Stage 4 students can then continue to study both subject areas in the 6th form. In hairdressing students can take the practical qualifications at Level 2 and Level 3 in order to work in a professional salon as a stylist.
Health and social care students can either continue to study at Level 3 in Health and Social Care or specialise in Caring for Children.
In both subject areas, along with their main study in college, students will carry out work experience.
|Level 2 Hairdressing Year 1||Level 3 Hairdressing Year 2|
|Unit 201 Working in the hair industry||Unit 302 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice|
|Unit 202 Following health and safety practice in the salon||Unit 303 Consultation support for colleagues on hair services|
|Unit 204 Shampoo and condition hair||Unit 304 Cut women’s hair|
|Unit 206 Cut women’s hair||Unit 305 Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques|
|Unit 207 Colour hair||Unit 306 Colour hair to create a variety of looks|
|Unit 208 Perm hair||Unit 316 Creative hairdressing design skills|
|Unit 209 Dress hair||Unit 410 Colour correction|
|Unit 212 Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector|
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care (Syllabus Number 500/9317/4)
|Year 1||Year 2|
|Unit 1 Developing effective communication in Health and Social Care||Unit 4 Development through the life stages|
|Unit 2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care||Unit 20 Promoting Health Education|
|Unit 3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care||Unit 10 Caring for Children and Young People|
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Syllabus Number 500/9465/8)
|Year 1||Year 2|
|Unit 1 Developing effective communication in Health and Social Care||Unit 10 Caring for Children and Young People|
|Unit 2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care||Unit 19 Applied Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care|
|Unit 3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care||Unit 20 Promoting Health Education|
|Unit 4 Development Through Life Stages||Unit 44 Vocational Experience in Health and Social Care|
|Unit 5 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care||4 other units to be decided|
|Unit 6 Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care||100 hours work experience in Year 2|
|Unit 7 Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care|
|Unit 8 Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care|
|100 hours work experience in Year 1|
Pearson BTEC First Level 2 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Syllabus Number 100/6244/0)
|Unit 1 Understanding children’s development|
|Unit 2 Understand how to prepare and maintain a safe and secure environment for children|
|Unit 3 Communication with children|
|Unit 4 Preparing and maintaining environments for child care|
|Unit 5 Personal and professional development|
|Unit 6 Supporting children’s play and learning|
|This course requires students to complete 300 work experience hours in a child care setting|
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We hope you have found this information useful. We look froward to welcoming you to the faculty.
Mrs N Tomkins and Mrs R Smith – Heads of Vocational Education