NVQ Level 2

All details about NVQ level 2 courses. NVQ level 2 candidates should be able to demonstrate competence involving applied knowledge in performing multiple significant work tasks. Working in teams is a requirement at this level.

NVQ Level 2 in Carpentry


Carpentry is a very well respected vocation and it takes time and dedication to master the art. An NVQ Level 2 Carpentry is an excellent choice for a vocational qualification, because there is nothing more valuable than getting your hands dirty and learning the skills required.

This course may lead you to work in schools, roads, hospitals, offices and airports and many more public or private environments.

The course typically involves working in an environment you may find yourself in as a carpenter. You will be expected to carry out practical and written assessments and an NVQ assessor will test your ability to carry out tasks.

Salary: Up to £27,000 but potential to earn more self-employed.

The units you may be required to cover are as follows:

– Health and safety. This is especially important in such a profession as you will be using power tools and handling various types of wood.

– Be able to make illustrations. Preparation is the key.

– Numeracy and communication skills

– Joining products and skills

– Planning methodically

– Installing first and second fixing

– Maintaining carpentry work

– Bench work/site work

– Erecting timber frames

– Shop fitting

Duration: Up to 2 years



NVQ Level 2 in Hospitality and Catering


An NVQ course level 2 in Hospitality and Catering involves a number of different units relating to hospitality and usually takes 1 year to complete.


Duration: 12 months

 

What areas of hospitality could I cover?
Housekeeping skills

– working in a safe and secure environment.

– ensuring environment is clean and hygenic.

– maintaining supplies.

– excellent customer service

 

Food services

– working well in a team

– safe storage of food

– waiting tables

– preparing and cooking food

– varied cuisine such as Chines and Thai cooking

 

Beverage services

– preparing alcoholic and soft drinks

– preparing cocktails

 

Kitchen services

– preparing and cooking food (including starters and desserts).

– maintaining kitchen work areas.

 

Supervisory and leadership roles



NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing

To qualify as a hairdresser, you will need to obtain the NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing. This course will teach you how to cut and style hair and the usual tasks a hairdresser will find themselves doing.


Recommended Book:

NVQ/SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing Candidate Handbook, 3rd edition

This NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing candidate handbook is extremely good in detailing what is required for the course. It lists the typical tasks within a salon – reception duties, being aware of health and safety, consulting with clients and also includes practical skills such as how to colour hair, cutting hair (men and women), styling and changing hair colour. The book is written by two hairdressers, so you can be assured of first hand experience.



The requirements for this course is the NVQ Level 1 Hairdressing or 2 GCSEs grade D or above. In some cases you may be interviewed.

 

You will be expected to demonstrate the ability to perform the following tasks:

– Be aware of health and safety within the workplace and your own actions. This includes hazards such as liquids on the floor, cables on the floor and legal knowledge of health and safety.

– 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 and being able to communicate effectively

NVQ Level 2 HairdressingNVQ providers will expect you to choose additional units, some of which are shown below:

– Reception duties

– Promoting additional services

– Perming hair

– Ability to use hair extensions

– Twist and plait hair

 

Possible barber units:

– Dealing with men’s facial hair

– Men’s hair colour

– Drying men’s hair

 

What is involved during the course?

Usually you will be expected to keep records of the work you have undertaken, signed by a witness. An NVQ Assessor is likely to ask questions to check your understanding of tasks. You can also submit evidence of tasks/work you have  undertaken previously.

Organising your portfolio is important (guidance on keeping NVQ portfolios).

 

This course typically lasts a year and you will need to show you are capable of working within a team.

After an NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing?

You can work towards your NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing or junior hairdressers within a salon. Other possibilities include:

– film and television hairdressing

– fashion show work

– cruise ship placements

– styling hair for magazine photography

 

More about hairdressing training



NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy

An NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy covers skills within beauty salons, as beauty consultants or therapists.

At Level 2, you would have some experience already within this field.

Take me to NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy

 

Typical mandatory units can include:

– Being able to provide waxing services

– Pedicure and manicure services

– Facial care treatments

– Being aware of health and safety in the work place

– Eyebrow services

– Eyelash services

 

Optional units may include:

– Ear piercing

– Using spa treatments

– Threading services

 

EDEXCEL Beauty Therapy Levels and Qualifications



NVQ Level 2 Nail Technician Services

NVQ courses in Nail Services are becoming more popular as part of beauty therapy courses. This is the entry level for this course.

Take me to NVQ Level 3 Nail Technician Services

 

Typical mandatory units:

– Manicure treatments
– Pedicure treatments
– Maintaining extended nails
– Extending nails
– Artistic nail services
– Awareness of health and safety

 

Typical optional units:

– Piercing ears
– Spa treatments
– Eyelash treatments
– Eyebrow treatments



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 course in Supporting Teaching (Teaching Assistant)


Duration: 6 months to 2 years

The NVQ courses in Supporting Teaching and Learning involves supporting the requirements and needs of students in schools. The course covers students in secondary and primary schools, as well as special needs schools.

To complete the NVQ course, you would need to demonstrate care, the students’ welfare and also being aware of child learning and behaviour.

 

Requirements:

 

If you are working as a teaching assistant, this NVQ course is ideal for you to progress. You can apply if you work as a teaching assistant in any type of school.

 

What the NVQ course will cover:

  • giving support during therapy sessions.
  • encouraging students to be independent and self reliant
  • various administration duties.
  • helping students to learn and understand
  • assisting with multilingual students

 

 

Requirements for NVQ Level 2 in Supporting Teaching

– fundamental skills in children’s safety and support their development
– aim to be more resonsible in the classroom.

 

Requirements for NVQ level 3 in Supporting Teaching
– you will need to have been a teaching assistant for a fair amount of time.
– aim to be a mentor to the students and potentially lead a team.

 

Information on QCF Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 and 3

Before choosing a teaching assistant qualification, read more about courses, colleges and online options. Many teaching assistant jobs will require a related qualification, but it’s not essential.



Active IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Services course


Introduction

This qualification recognises learners within a customer service environment. This qualification is based on the ICS National Occupational Standards at Level 2 and recognises occupational competence at this level. This qualification incorporates a choice of optional units which will enable learners to tailor the qualification to meet their needs.

Qualification structure and credit value

  • The learner must achieve 8 credits from the Mandatory Units
  • A further 20 credits must be achieved by completing a minimum of one unit from each Optional Group
  • A minimum of 15 credits must be at Level 2 or above

Mandatory units

All learners must successfully achieve 8 credits from the following mandatory units:

  • Communicate using customer service language (F/601/1609) this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Follow the rules to deliver customer service (L/601/1614) this unit is worth 4 credits

Optional Units

Learners must achieve a further 20 credits by completing a minimum of one unit from each of the following optional groups:

Impression and Image

  • Maintain a positive and customer-friendly attitude (R/601/1209) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Adapt your behaviour to give a good customer service impression (L/601/1211) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Communicate effectively with customers (R/601/1212) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organization (L/601/0933) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Promote additional services or products to customers (D/601/0936) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Process information about customers (H/601/1215) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Live up to the customer service promise (M/60/1217) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Make customer service personal (T/601/1218) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Go the extra mile in customer service (M/601/1220) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Deal with customers face to face (T/601/1221) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Deal with incoming telephone calls from customers (F/601/1223) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Make telephone calls to customers (J/601/1224) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Deal with customers in writing or electronically (R/601/1226) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Use customer service as a competitive tool (D/601/1228) this unit is worth 8 credits
  • Organise the promotion of additional services or products to customers (D/610/1231) this unit is worth 7 credits
  • Build a customer service knowledge set (K/601/1233) this unit is worth 7 credits

 

Delivery

  • Do your job in a customer-friendly way (A/601/1205) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Deliver reliable customer service (Y/601/1230) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Deliver customer service on your customer’s premises (Y/601/1213) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Recognise diversity when delivering customer service (K/601/1216) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Deal with customers across a language divide A/601/1219 this unit is worth 8 credits
  • Use questioning techniques when delivering customer service (A/601/1222) this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Deal with customers using bespoke software (L/601/1225) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Maintain customer service through effective hand over (Y/601/1227) this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Deliver customer service using service partnerships (H/601/1229) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Organise the delivery of reliable customer service (Y/601/1230) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Improve the customer relationship (H/601/1232) this unit is worth 7 credits


Handling Problems

  • Recognise and deal with customer queries, requests and problems (M/601/1508 this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Take details of customer service problems (T/601/1509) this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Resolve customer service problems (M/601/1511) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Deliver customer service to difficult customers (T/601/1512) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Monitor and solve customer service problems (J/601/1515) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Apply risk assessment to customer service (D/601/1519) this unit is worth 10 credits
  • Process customer service complaints (D/601/1522) this unit is worth 6 credits

Development and Improvement

  • Develop customer relationships (T/601/1526) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Support customer service improvements (A/601/1530) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Develop personal performance through delivering customer service (R/601/1534) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Support customers using on-line customer services (H/601/1540) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Buddy a colleague to develop their customer service skills (M/601/1542) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Develop your own customer service skills through self-study (R/601/1548) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Support customers using self-service technology (Y/601/1549) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Work with others to improve customer service (D/601/1553) this unit is worth 8 credits
  • Promote continuous improvement (H/601/1554) this unit is worth 7 credits
  • Develop your own and others’ customer service skill (K/601/1555) this unit is worth 8 credits
  • Lead a team to improve customer service (H/601/1568) this unit is worth 7 credits
  • Gather, analyse and interpret customer feedback (H/601/1571) this unit is worth 10 credits
  • Monitor the quality of customer service transactions (T/601/1574) this unit is worth 7 credits

Assessment Internally assessed:

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration / Assignment
  • Coursework

For full details, including pricing and learning hours, please download Active IQ NVQ course PDF

List of all Active IQ’s NVQ courses



Active IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership course


Introduction

This qualification underpins the role of an activity leader in the active leisure sector and is appropriate for individuals who are planning, delivering and evaluating activity sessions.

Qualification structure and credit value

This NVQ/SVQ consists of 6 mandatory units (25 credits) and 2 optional units (minimum of 5 credits)


Mandatory units

All learners must successfully complete the following units:

  • Support the work of the team and organization (Y/601/4483) this unit is worth 2 credits
  • Prepare for activity sessions (F/601/5532) this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Lead activity sessions (J/601/5533) this unit is worth 9 credits
  • Conclude and review activity sessions (L/601/5534) this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation (D/601/4484) this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Support equality and diversity in active leisure and recreation (H/601/4485) this unit is worth 2 credits

Optional units

Learners must complete two of the following optional units:

  • Administer finance and information (R/601/5535) this unit is worth 3 credits
  • Contribute to joint working with other organisations (R/601/5536) this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Support the development of the sport or activity (H/601/5538) this unit is worth 2 credits
  • Set up, take down and store activity equipment (K/601/4486) this unit is worth 3 credits
  • Check and service activity equipment (M/601/4487) this unit is worth 3 credits
  • Contribute to environmental conservation in active leisure and recreation (L/601/4495) this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation (L/601/0933) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Look after participants when they are away from home (K/601/5539) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Enable disabled people to take part in activities (D/601/5540) this unit is worth 9 credits
  • Contribute to adventurous activities (H/601/5541) this unit is worth 8 credits
  • Contribute to participants’ personal and social development (K/601/5542) this unit is worth 5 credits
  • Contribute to participants’ exploration and understanding of the natural environment (M/601/5543) this unit is worth 4 credits

 

Assessment Internally assessed:

  • Coursework
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration / Assignment

For full details, including pricing and learning hours, please download Active IQ NVQ course PDF



Active IQ Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise & Fitness course


Introduction

The Active IQ Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness is on the Qualifications and Credit Framework. This qualification underpins the role of a fitness instructor and enables learners to prove competence in the workplace and can be achieved in the following contexts; Gym, Exercise to Music, Aqua or Exercise and Physical Activity for Children.

Qualification structure and credit value

Learners must achieve 5 mandatory units and 2 optional units from a specific pathway;

  • Gym pathway: 22 credits from mandatory units plus 16 credits from relevant optional units
  • Exercise to Music pathway: 22 credits from mandatory units plus 16 credits from relevant optional units
  • Aqua pathway: 22 credits from mandatory units plus 16 credits from relevant optional units
  • Exercise and Physical Activity for Children pathway: 22 credits from mandatory units plus 15 credits relevant from optional units

Mandatory Units

Learners must complete all 5 mandatory units (credit value required; Minimum 22, Maximum
22)

  • Unit 1 – Anatomy and physiology for exercise (H/600/9013) – this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Unit 2 – Principles of exercise, fitness and health (A/600/9017) – this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Unit 3 – Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure recreation (D/601/4484) – this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Unit 4 – Work with clients to help them to adhere to exercise and physical activity (A/601/7361) – this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Unit 5 – Reflect on develop own practice in providing exercise and physical activity (F/601/7362) – this unit is worth 4 credits


Optional Units

Credit Value required: Minimum 15.

O1 – Pathway A Gym

Learners must achieve both optional units if this pairing is selected. This group represents a pathway.
Credit value required; Minimum 17, Maximum 17

Sub-components required; Minimum 2, Maximum 2.

  • Plan and prepare gym-based exercise (J/601/7363) – this unit is worth 9 credits
  • Instruct and supervise gym-based exercise (L/601/7364) – this unit is worth 8 credits

O2 – Pathway B Exercise to Music

Learners must achieve both optional units if this pairing is selected. This group represents a pathway.
Credit value required; Minimum 16, Maximum 16

Sub-components required; Minimum 2, Maximum 2.

  • Plan and prepare group exercise to music (R/601/7365) – this unit is worth 8 credits
  • Instruct group exercise to music (Y/601/7366) – this unit is worth 8 credits

O3 – Pathway C Aqua

Learners must achieve both optional units if this pairing is selected. This group represents a pathway.

Credit value required; Minimum 16, Maximum 16

Sub-components required; Minimum 2, Maximum 2.

  • Plan and prepare water-based exercise (D/601/7367) – this unit is worth 8 credits
  • Instruct water-based exercise (H/601/7368) – this unit is worth 8 credits

O4 – Pathway D Exercise and Physical Activity for Children

Learners must achieve both optional units if this pairing is selected. This group represents a pathway.
Credit value required; Minimum 15, Maximum 15

Sub-components required; Minimum 2, Maximum 2.

  • Plan and prepare health related exercise and physical activity for children (K/601/7369) – this unit is worth 8 credits
  • Instruct health related exercise and physical activity to children (D/601/7370) – this unit is worth 7 credits

Assessment

Internally assessed:

  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration / Assignment
  • Coursework

For full details, including pricing and learning hours, please download Active IQ NVQ course PDF

List of all Active IQ’s NVQ courses



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