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Waikato Trades Academy - Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy 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, maintain 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

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

Number of credits: 30

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

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

Location: Depending on your closest location, it will be one of the following:

  • Wintec City Campus
  • Wintec Thames Campus (this will include some organised travel to Hamilton for specialist equipment use)

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.  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.

Please note this programme is pending external approval.

Programme modules

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCredit
21940Workplace requirements in a salon325
21941Prepare hair for hairdressing322
21936Protect the client for hairdressing321
21937Assist an operator324
25439Sustainability concepts for a salon222
27637Maintain order and supplies224
27638Provide client service and care223
27639Key concepts and maintain personal presentation223
27640Current fashion trends and history223
27641Anatomy and physiology knowledge223
 Total Year 1 NZQA Credits  30

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