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Vocational Education

Mrs Tomkins

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

Mrs Smith

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.

City and Guilds VRQ Level 2 in Hairdressing (Syllabus Number 500/9051/3) and City and Guilds VRQ Level 3 in Hairdressing (Syllabus Number 500/9099/9)

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)

Year 1
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.

Thank you,

Mrs N Tomkins and Mrs R Smith – Heads of Vocational Education

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