Hair and Beauty Subject Intent Statement:
The hair and beauty sector employ 0.87% of the total workforce in the UK and contributes to the UK economy with an annual turnover of over £6 billion (Habia 2012) provides a range of employment opportunities, supporting many other industries and sectors.
A career in the hair and beauty industry can be very rewarding. The industry offers a variety of roles most being both social and creative. In a society which is both demanding and fast paced, hair and beauty has an essential place; in terms of its relaxing and therapeutic qualities and its ability to enhance an individual’s sense of calm, well- being and self- confidence.
Hair and beauty technician’s offer’s a career which requires dedicated, reliable and trusting people who can develop relationships with others quickly, being open and honest, who treats people with respect and able to listen.
This subject instils good work skills and personal attributes such as above. Students begin by learning about PPE, health and safety of both the salon, each other and clients. Students are then taught how to shampoo and condition hair correctly, a range of plaiting and twisting techniques, blow drying using various techniques and equipment and how to achieve Historical styles. Hair tests to determine hair strength and condition in the context of limiting treatments / services, Students will be then taught about adverse conditions and diseases of the hair nails and skin, researching them in detail. The anatomy and biology of hair and beauty will be explored giving the learner a greater understanding of their physiology. Factors that affect the health and condition of hair, skin and nails and how disorders adversely affect the well-being of the body will be examined. Understanding the chemistry of cosmetics, the main ingredients, properties and functions of substances used in hair and beauty products. The production of products covering, ethical, cultural and social diversity and the legal requirements required. This unit will give the learners breadth and depth knowledge of the subject and will be fundamental in aiding their future life style decisions.
The use of learning technologies can be useful in developing independent learning skills, to support students in researching and recording industry related practices and be encouraged to develop confidence in their independent research skills, making effective use of both online and offline information sources to and consider their uses within hair and beauty products relevant linked industries, reinforcing key concepts while being challenged to develop both their industry related technical knowledge and understanding along with skills in digital literacy, English and Mathematics all applied to practical skills.
The curriculum will help shape and inspire students apply and link knowledge and understanding being able to blend past and present hair and beauty styles. Researching, planning, creating, evaluating and presenting design images and learning methods of communication to any given audience.
Continuous Curriculum Plan - Hair & Beauty Level 2:
Our Continuous Curriculum Plans (CCPs) navigate the academic journey of your child by subject from KS2 all the way up into KS5. They allow both staff, students and parents to be clear on what is being taught and where assessments lay in the school year, which in turn, gives students autonomy over their learning as it empowers them to prepare ahead of time.
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Mr CecilActing Director of Learning: Business Enterprise
Ms GreenHairdressing Instructor