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Students and staff came together to raise money through a range of activities throughout this school year. Thank you to everyone involved.

Hair and Beauty

Meet the Team

My name is Mrs Rebecca Montgomery (Head of department). I've been at Bilton for over 3 years teaching Hair and Beauty. I'm a qualified hairdresser with over 18 years experience in this sector.

When I left school I went onto to do an apprenticeship achieving my level 3. I then went

achieved my Level 3 in Assessing (A1) and Level 3 Award in Education and Training (PTLLS).

Before starting at Bilton I use to work in salons and a well known training school teaching level 2 and 3 hairdressing to school leaver up to your mature adults.

About the course

I'm currently teaching BTEC level 1 certificate in an Introduction to Hair and Beauty sector, which is a 3 year course starting in year 9 up until year 11. Come September I will be teaching VTCT level 2 Hair and Beauty Therapy (VQR) which falls into the progress 8 category, to the new year 9s

What will learners study as part of this qualification?

This qualification includes two mandatory units that can be applied to any sector or vocational area. In this qualification, learners will use hairdressing and beauty therapy and related industries (i.e. retail, leisure, fashion, marketing, media, business) to develop themselves and, in particular, the skills and attributes prized by employers, further education colleges and higher education institutions. The units that make up this qualification include:

  • Understanding the hair and beauty sector (mandatory) - in this unit learners will develop an understanding of the structure and importance of the hair and beauty sector. They will also learn about the products used, and services and treatments provided throughout the sector as well as career opportunities.
  • Hair and beauty research project (mandatory) - in this unit learners learn how to plan a hair and beauty research project. Learners will then produce a research proposal and conduct their research into a particular topic area of the hair and beauty sector.
  • Business enterprise in hair and beauty (optional) - in this unit learners will research and develop new ideas for a business enterprise in hair or beauty.
  • Marketing and promotions in hair and beauty (optional) - in this unit learners will look at a hair or beauty business and then develop their own marketing materials and activities to support a product or service.
  • Hair and beauty science (optional) - in this unit learners will develop an understanding of the chemistry of hair and beauty products. They will also learn about the anatomy of the skin and hair and produce a formulation for a hair and beauty product.
  • Responding to a hair and beauty design brief (optional) - in this unit learners will develop an understanding of design briefs throughout the hair and beauty sector. They will then be set a specific design brief to which they have to respond by researching the area, presenting their ideas and justifying their choices.


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