NVQ Level 1

All details about NVQ Level 1 courses. NVQ Level 1 candidates must be able to demonstrate competence involving applied knowledge in performing multiple predictable and standard work tasks.

NVQ Level 1 Hairdressing

The NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing is the entry level course and you will be expected to gain the basic skills within a hairdresser environment. There are no entry exams, but you may need at least 3 GCSEs grade E or above.


Recommended book:

S/NVQ Level 1 Introducing Hairdressing (S/Nvq Level 1 Hairdressing) (S/NVQ Hairdressing for Levels 1 2 and 3)

We have found this book to be very helpful in the introduction of hairdressing. The book covers important information such as health and safety in the work place, hair salon duties, how to shampoo and cut hair and how to deal with different hair types. The book is fully illustrated and gives practical advice as well as theory.

 


As with most NVQ courses, you will need to get a placement within the field of work i.e. working in a salon.

NVQ Level 1 HairdressingFor this course, you will be expected to demonstrate the ability to perform the following tasks:
– Be aware of health and safety within the workplace
– Ability to shampoo/condition hair
– Maintaining work areas
– Maintaining salon treatment work areas

Most NVQ providers will expect you to choose additional units, some of which are shown below:

– Blow drying hair
– Assisting with hair dye
– Basic techniques of plaiting hair
– Removing hair extensions
– Reception duties

After an NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing?

You can seek employment within a hairdressing salon or work towards your NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing.

The course usually lasts 1 year and will typically start in September.

 

More about hairdressing training



NVQ course in Hairdressing – Level 1, 2 and 3


NVQ courses in Hairdressing

If you are working in the hair or barber industry, an NVQ course in Hairdressing will help enable you to pursue work in the fashion industry and hair salons.

NVQ Level 1 Hairdressing
Entry level

NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing
Those wishing to become certified
Hairdressers

NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing
Those wishing to become specialists,
maybe starting up their own salon

 

Typical mandatory Level 1 units:

– Be aware of health and safety within the workplace

– Ability to shampoo/condition hair

– Maintaining work areas

– Maintaining salon treatment work areas

 

Typical Level 1 optional units:

– Blow drying hair

– Assisting with hair dye

– Basic techniques of plaiting hair

– Removing hair extensions

– Reception duties

More details about the NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing

 

Typical mandatory Level 2 units:

– Be aware of health and safety within the workplace

– Ability to shampoo/condition hair and treat the scalp.

– Cutting hair using basic techniques

– Dry and finish all types of hair

– Style hair

– Ability to dye hair

– Consulting with customers

 

Typical Level 2 optional units:

– Reception duties

– Promoting additional services

– Perming hair

– Ability to use hair extensions

More details about the NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing

 

Typical mandatory Level 3 units:

– Maintaining health and safety within the workplace

– Be able to consult

– Cutting hair creatively

– Dying hair using various techniques

 

Typical optional Level 3 units:

– Style hair creatively

– Ability to use hair extensions

– Hair and scalp treatments

– Perm all types of hair

More details about the NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing
Further information on hairdressing training



NVQ Courses Electrician (2330)


NVQ Courses as an Electrician (2330)

Electricians (like plumbers) are essential for current living and will always be required for even the basic electrical problems such as installing a plug socket. An electrician’s job involves maintaining, testing and installing electrical systems – domestic or commercial. Strict health and safety guidelines have to be adhered to, so the responsibility of an electrician is crucial! Therefore, NVQ courses in the electrical industry is certainly recommended.

3% of the Gross Nationwide Production in Britain is accounted by the electric industry, so you may want to think about NVQ courses to become an electrician. As with plumbers, an electrician may want to start up his/her own business and will therefore require certification.

 

Typical salary: Approx £25k +

NVQ courses Level 1

Safety in an engineering environment
Developing communication skills
Using tools to make components
Wiring circuits
Experience with wiring support systems and electronic circuits

 

NVQ courses Level 2

Experience with multiple types of cables
Containment systems – conduit etc.
Knowledge of domestic and commercial environments
Testing and inspection
Electrical circuits and theory
Electrical systems maintenance
Developing health and safety awareness

 

NVQ courses Level 3

Developing further health and safety awareness
Correcting diagnosed faults
Installation of electrical wiring systems and enclosures
Connecting complex wiring systems
Installing and testing complex electrical systems
Communicating complex technical information to clients on all levels

 

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NVQ Courses in Plumbing


NVQ Courses in Plumbing

Plumbing or heating engineers are (and always will be) in high demand. Building sector jobs have decreased due to the economy, but domestic demand will only increase – especially during the winter months when local plumbers work flat out on boiler repairs and installations. And what about kitchen/bathroom installations, radiator installations, leaking pipes, blocked drains and so forth?

Plumbers are pretty sure to be working every day of their working lives, particularly if they start up their own plumbing company. Therefore NVQ courses in plumbing are an excellent way to get yourself into this industry.

Good communication skills are recommended, as plumbers need to listen to clients and explain the job on all levels.

Salary: Plumbers can expect to earn over £20k when starting out, whilst some self-employed plumbers can earn in excess of £60k.

 

So what’s involved in an NVQ courses in plumbing?

NVQ courses Level 1

(Usually around 3 months part time)

Requires learning the very basics of plumbing to be in a good position to be in an apprentice.

Working within a safe environment
Installing/testing pipe systems
Rainwater pipes
Sanitary ware
Gutters
Connecting or installing household appliances.
Installing outside taps
Solve blockage problems in sinks or rains.
Repairing pipes

NVQ courses Level 2

(usually a few years)

More advanced in plumbing techniques such as simple home appliance work.

Commissioning/Decommissioning Systems
Installing Systems
Building relationships with clients
Maintenance of Systems
System Efficiency
Sheet Weathering

NVQ courses Level 3

At this level, you would be required to take on commercial and advanced home plumbing, also developing skills in gas appliances. You would be required to complete this level in order to set up a business.

Technical cold/hot water systems
Systems planning
Technical sanitation systems
Heating systems
Practical tasks
Employment rights
Responsibilities of a plumber
Maintenance of systems
Continuation of relationship building with clients

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