Key Stage 4
Hair and Beauty

Subject Level

Diploma Level 1


What is available to study 

40% practical,40% assignment, 20% written tests.

Level 1 Diploma Units:

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Basic salon reception duties
  • Personal presentation
  • Following health and safety practice
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Styling womens’ hair
  • Plaiting and twisting
  • Introduction to temporary colouring
  • Hand care and a basic manicure treatment
  • Skin care and a basic make- up application
  • Create a hair and beauty image


What skills do I learn?
Successful completion of this course and attainment of the qualification prepares you to work as a junior assistant in a Hair or Beauty Salon.
This is a part time course delivered over 2 years

What qualification do I need to start this course?
An artistic flair with keen interest in the Hair and Beauty industry and have a good eye for colour , shape and balance.  As there are assignments for every unit, you must also be an independent learner who is self-motivated and very committed.


What can I do after this course? Level 2 apprenticeship  or 6th form route inHairdressing , Beauty Therapy or barbering. Various career paths e.g. Stylist, colour technician, Barber, Nail Technician or  Beauty Therapist
Who should I see for information?

Mrs Jean Bignell


TELEPHONE 01566-772468

Childhood Studies

Course title – Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce

Exam board – CACHE- no exam

Qualification title – Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce

Specification link –

Unit titles

TDA2.1 Child and Young Person Development
SHC21 Introduction to communication into…
SHC22 Introduction to personal development in…
TDA2.2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
SHC23 Introduction to equality and inclusion…
TDA2.7 Maintain and support relationships with children…
TDA2.9 Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
CCLDMV2.2 Contribute to the support of child and young person…
MU2.4 Health and safety
MU2.8 Contribute to the support of positive environments…
MU2.9 Understand partnership working in services…
PEFAP001 Paediatric emergency first aid
MPII002 Managing paediatric illness and injury
TDA2.14 Support children and young people at meal/snack times
OP2.17 Contribute to the support of children’s creative development

Other relevant information – This is a one year course and will make up part of the level 2 package to include BTEC Workskills and any GCSE retakes.

You will need to attend a childcare setting at least one day per week.

Subject contact person – Mrs Claire Hannaford-

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, but having completed Childcare in year 10 and 11 will be an advantage.

Possible progression routes – Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce

Equipment required – Access to a computer, textbooks (these are provided for use in the classroom)

Assessment Methods

  • Written critetia assessment
  • Placement criteria will be assessed at a placement
Transport Maintenance-Light Vehicle


This qualification has a predominately practical approach to assessment, and includes many visual questioning techniques, which will stimulate and interest the learner.

The qualification’s combination of units provides learners with the flexibility in the choice of the areas they wish to develop their knowledge and skills in.

All learners will develop their knowledge and skills in:

  • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance
  • A choice of other units will be selected out of the range of units below;
  • introduction to the retail automotive maintenance and repair industry
  • vehicle wheels and tyres construction and maintenance
  • vehicle exhaust systems components and maintenance
  • introduction to low carbon technologies in the automotive industry
  • basic vehicle valeting
  • light vehicle construction

What qualifications do I need to access this course?
Need to be organised and able to problem solve with a keen eye to detail. As this is in a commercial working environment, safety of self and others is paramount. What can I do after this course?
Progression from this course can be; Level 2 Light  vehicle Maintenance at key stage 5, an apprenticeship with an employer and training through Launceston College
or full- time employment in the motor engineering

For further information about this provision or to arrange a visit to the unit or to offer any support please contact:
Jean Bignell
Head of Vocational