Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ)

The CVQ Level 2 in Cosmetology is for individuals whose function in this sector requires well developed behavioural competencies but whose scope for independent decision making and for bringing about change is unlimited. Persons can operate independently at this level.
The Cosmetology programme is broken down into separate standards:

  1. Hairdressing Services CVQ Level 2
  2. Nail Technology CVQ Level 2

These standards are registered for and delivered separately


They are likely to be in roles where they are required to:

  • perform semi-permanent hair colour services
  • style hair
  • prepare clients for salon service
  • perform roller placement and basic hair styling
  • provide pedicure and manicure services

The qualification covers competencies by providing services in Cosmetology Level 2 such as being able to understand and carry out measurements and calculations and business services while working in a safe and hygienic manner.

Relevant occupations include:

  • Beautician
  • Nail Technician
  • Hair Stylist
  • Wedding Stylist

The holders of this qualification will demonstrate a range of personal presentations and demonstrations of team work skills and literacy skills. To achieve this qualifications all core units must be achieved plus a minimum of two Level 1 electives, three Level 2 electives and one level three must be completed

Areas of Training include the following:

  • Prepare clients for salon service
  • Perform temporary hair colour services
  • Perform roller placement and basic hair styling
  • Perform shampooing and conditioning services
  • Provide manicure and pedicure services
  • Perform hair shaping
  • Remove chemicals from hair
  • Perform semi-permanent hair colour services
  • Perform thermal straightening, curling and waving
  • Merchandise beauty care and related products
  • Receive and direct clients
  • Schedule and check clients
  • Sell products and services
  • Conduct financial transactions
  • Perform stock control procedures
  • Demonstrate retail beauty care products
  • Apply nail enhancement
  • Apply nail art
  • Provide temporary epilation and bleaching treatments
  • Consult with clients and diagnose hair and scalp conditions
  • Treat hair and scalp
  • Perform permanent wave and chemical straightening services
  • Style hair
Persons who achieve the qualification in Cosmetology Level II are able to perform the work of the following:

  • Shampoo Technician
  • Chemical Technician
  • Hair Stylist
  • Manicurist
  • Hair weaver and braider
  • Nail technician

Length of Period of Training: Nine (9) months

School Fees

EC$250.00 per Term (3 months)

CVQ Fees

EC$450.00 at the (End Of Training)