Examination Board:  City and Guilds


Year 12

Year 13

  • Advise & Consult with Clients
  • Basic Cutting
  • Style & Finish Hair
  • Colour Hair
  • Shampoo and Condition Hair
  • Set & Dress Hair
  • Reception Duties
  • Plaiting and Twisting Hair
  • Maintain Effectiveness in the Salon
  • Perm Hair


City and Guilds Award/Certificate - Introduction into the Hair and Beauty Sector

Skills gained/developed

Year 12 / Year 13

  • Communication, team work, time management, consultation skills, self –assessment.
  • Cutting, styling, colouring, setting, perming, plaiting, twisting, taking hair up.
  • Answering the phone, making bookings, dealing with money, stock taking/ordering.


Assessment Methods

Theory Exam = 60%

Theory Exam = 40%

6 Units

4 Units

Practical Exam = 60%

Practical Exam = 40%

6 Units

4 Units

This qualification trains you to pursue a career in the hairdressing industry. It prepares learners for a job in a salon. Students can advance onto an NVQ Level 3 course which will allow them to learn advanced techniques and business know how. These qualifications together with a few years’ experience could see students working on cruise liners, doing photo shoots, TV work, working for product manufacturers like L’Oreal or Wella.  Other pathways could be opening a business, working for City & Guilds or HABIA, writing text books or even teaching. There is always the chance to do NVQ level 4 and 5 which is equivalent to a university degree.