Hellesdon High School

Hair & Beauty

In KS4 we offer a Level 2 Hair & Beauty Qualification that is the equivalent to a GCSE 

Hair and Beauty - Education and experience

The aim is to complete a subject that you have a genuine passion for and to gain a qualification in a subject you love, or, you may have an interest and want to find out more about the subject. We have a fully functioning hair salon with nail bars and all the equipment you would expect to find in a working hairdressing salon.

You can study the Hair and Beauty GCSE and then progress on to the Level 2&3 at College, which will mean you can gain employment as a junior hairdresser or go on to further study.

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Key Stage 4 

At KS4 you will be studying a Level 2 Certificate in Hair and Beauty which is the equivalent to a GCSE. This qualification is through VTCT, the largest Hair and Beauty provider. The qualification is carried out over two years and is made up two units. One is a classroom-based assignment and the second is the exam unit, both completed in Year 11.

The assignment and exam are based around the hair and beauty industry and involves a lot of business theory.