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Vocational Pathway - Services Industries Sector - Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (NCEA Level 2)

About the programme

This pathway introduces you to an exciting look into a career in hairdressing and beauty therapy, not only gaining entry-level skills that align with NCEA Level 2, but skills employers are looking for that are required by industry.
The learning is hands-on and practical while you establish these key competencies throughout the programme; preparing the hair for hairdressing, basic principles in workplace requirements in the salon, protecting the client for hairdressing, assisting an operator, sustainability concepts for a salon, maintaining and ordering supplies, provide client service and care, key concepts and maintain personal presentation, current fashion trends and anatomy, and physiology knowledge.

Vocational pathway: Service industries

Programme code: YP1508

NCEA level: Level 2 (Level 3 in year 2)

Number of credits: 30

Duration of programme: 32 weeks, February to November with option to re-enrol for the second year in August

Programme structure: 1 day per week (8.30-3pm) during the school term

Location: Rotokauri Campus

Cost: Free to the student

Transport: To be arranged with your school and covered by WTA (if applicable)

Further details:

Contacts: You must enrol through your school. Please see your careers advisor.

Year two entry criteria: To move on to year two you will need to have completed 80% of the available credits in year one, and 100% of the available credits in both of your chosen year two modules. Candidates who do not meet these criteria may be accepted at the discretion of the WTA.

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCreditWintec code
21940Workplace requirements in a salon425BM21940
21941Prepare hair for hairdressing322BM21941
21936Protect the client for hairdressing321BM21936
21937Assist an operator424BM21937
25439Sustainability concepts for a salon222BM25439
27637Maintain order and supplies224BM27637
27638Provide client service and care223BM27638
27639Key concepts and maintain personal presentation223BM27639
27640Current fashion trends and history223BM27640
27641Anatomy and physiology knowledge223BM27641
 Total NZQA Credits  30 

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