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Vocational Education

Mrs Crosland

Welcome to the Vocational Education Faculty at New College Leicester.

Key Stage 4

In KS4 Year 9 students have the opportunity to gain an insight into the world of work within the hair, beauty and care industry. Student follow a programme designed by the vocational education department which allows them to investigate various career opportunities and develop their knowledge of the sector ready for KS4 in Years 10 and 11. During Year 9 they do not undertake any formal recognised qualification. However students have the opportunity to gain skills on assignment writing, research and preparation so they can navigate their way through the GCSE courses.

In Years 10 and 11 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.

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy:

VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (Syllabus Number AM20530)

Year 10 Year 11
Unit UV21579 Hair and Beauty Research Project Unit UV21578 Understanding the Hair and Beauty Sector
Unit UV21582 Hair and Beauty Science
Unit UV21583 Responding to a Design Brief

 
Health and Social Care:

Our Year 10 students are studying BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care Level 1/2 (Syllabus Number 603/4780/X).

Components studied are:

  • Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development
  • Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values
  • Component 3 – Health and Well-being

We follow a scheme of work which is designed by the awarding body, Edexcel, and adapt to individually meet the needs of our students. Each component 1 and 2 are internally assessed and then moderated by BTEC with component 3 being externally moderated with a two hour exam.

 

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 specialise in Caring for Children. The college has recently introduced GCSE Sociology into the Post 16 programme.

In both subject areas, along with their main study in college, students will carry out work experience.

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy:

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Hair Services (Syllabus Number 500/8694/7) and City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hair Services (Syllabus Number 601/0106/4)

Level 2 Hairdressing Year 1 Level 3 Hairdressing Year 2
Unit 105 Plaiting and twisting hair Unit 302 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice
Unit 201 Working in the hair industry Unit 303 Consultation support for colleagues on hair services
Unit 202 Following health and safety practice in the salon Unit 304 Cut women’s hair
Unit 203 Client consultation Unit 305 Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
Unit 204 Shampoo and condition hair Unit 306 Colour hair to create a variety of looks
Unit 205 Promote products and services Unit 311 Bridal styling
Unit 209 Dress hair Unit 316 Creative hairdressing design skills
Unit 212 Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
Unit 213 Display stock to promote sales
Unit 214 Colour hair

 
Health and Social Care:

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Syllabus Number 600/7865/0).

  • Unit 1 (Core Unit) – Patterns of child development. This unit is assessed externally using a paper based exam marked by Edexcel.
  • Unit 2 (Core Unit) – Promoting children’s development through play. This unit is internally assessed. A sample will be sent to SV at Edexcel.
  • Unit 3 – The principles of early years settings. This unit is internally assessed. A sample will be sent to SV at Edexcel.

 
Sociology:

AQA GCSE Sociology (Syllabus Number 603/0798/5).

Paper 1 is 50% of the GCSE and is for 1 hour 45 minutes. Units covered are:

  • The sociology of families
  • The sociology of education
  • Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

Paper 2 makes up the other 50% of the GCSE and is for 1 hour 45 minutes. Units covered are:

  • The sociology of crime and deviance
  • The sociology of social stratification
  • Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

 

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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 Crosland and Mrs R Smith – Heads of Vocational Education

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