NEW FOR 2024! T Level in Hair, Beauty and Aesthetics

The technical qualification (TQ) forms part of the new T Level study programme. The purpose of the Level 3 technical qualification is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment of higher level technical training relevant to the T Level.

Who is it suitable for? 

This qualification is suitable for post 16 students looking to develop both knowledge and practical skills in the hair and beauty sector. This technical qualification will support students on a range of progression routes including employment, higher education and higher apprenticeships.

Experience in the workplace 

Students will work in industry placement two days per week to provide them with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for skilled employment in their chosen occupation.

How is the qualification structured? 

The qualification is split into two component parts:
Core component – the knowledge and understanding of the fundamental elements to working in hair and beauty, including:
  • Business Context
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Safe Working Practices
  • The Client Journey
  • Client Consultation
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Business Practices
  • Self-Development
Within the core component will also be an employer set project where students will need to practically demonstrate:
  • Communication Skills
  • Working as a Team
  • Undertaking Research
 Occupational specialisms component – students only complete one occupational specialism: 
  • Early Years Educator
  • Assisting Teaching
  • Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings

How is it assessed? 

Core component: 
  • Paper A written examination
  • Paper B written examination
  • Employer-set project Occupational specialism component:
  • Synoptic assignments

What related qualifications can you progress to? 

Students who achieve this qualification could progress on to employment, higher education or an apprenticeship depending on their chosen occupational specialism.

Entry requirements 

Automatic entry onto Level 3 courses includes students achieving 4 x Grade 9-4 or equivalent at GCSE alongside a Grade 4 in English or Mathematics. Students with either English or Mathematics at Grade 3 or below will have individual meetings to determine the most suitable pathway within the Sixth Form.