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NVQ competence units

An Intermediate Level Apprenticeship framework must identify: An integrated qualification at Level 2 which combines competence and technical knowledge elements in which each element is separately assessed and in which each element carries at least 10 credits on the QCF.

The information below refers to the 4 combined qualifications listed in B1 Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy - General (B1a, B1b, B1c and B1d) and will ensure that the qualification carries 10 credits for each element.

To achieve this qualification candidates must complete 8 mandatory units totalling 45 credits and optional units to a minimum of 9 optional credits to give an overall total of 54 credits.

Mandatory Units

  • G20 Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce the risk to health and safety - 4 credits (1 Competence 3 Knowledge)
  • G18 Promote additional services or products to clients - 6 credits (2 Competence 4 Knowledge)

What do you need?

Employer: An employer would be expected to train and support the learner and give them as much experience as necessary in the organisation to be competent in all of the mandatory and chosen optional units.

Learner: Different Apprenticeships have different entry requirements. However the most important requirements are:

  • In contracted employment and have been for at least three months
  • Hold GCSE's or equivalent qualifications in English and Maths
  • Display a positive attitude and passion for improving the customer service in your job role

How you are assessed

You will be assessed within the college as well in the workplace to ensure all the competencies are met. Regular review meetings will take place with your assessor and employer to support the achievement of the qualification.

How Long?

24 Months

What course next?

Learners can progress to an advanced apprenticeship in Beauty therapy.

What could this lead to?

Employment in the Beauty industry.

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