NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing


An emphasis is placed on the practical skills which include conditioning, shampooing, cutting, blow drying, setting, permanent waving, colouring and neutralising hair.

Our well-equipped commercially run hair salon provides opportunities to develop skills within a commercial setting.  You will be expected to build up a client base of paying customers in order in order to complete the practical assessments.  This is a key feature of the course.

The NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing is based on the National Occupational Standards for Hairdressing. It is a job ready qualification which requires learners to demonstrate in the workplace the skills and knowledge required in the hairdressing industry. This qualification attests to occupational competence and the job readiness of the learner.

What does this subject include?

This course consists of a selection of the following units:

  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Set and dress hair
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Style and finish hair
  • Change hair colour
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation.

What is the structure of the course?

Emphasis is placed on practical skills.  Work will be continually assessed throughout the course.  The course consists of both theory and practical elements which all have to be passed in order for you to be successful.

Unit Assessment Methods:-

  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration / Assignment

This NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing is made up of a minimum of 54 credits, a minimum of 9 units, 8 mandatory units and a minimum of 6 credits from the optional Units. You will also complete a two-week block of work-based experience during the year to widen personal goals

All courses and treatments take place in our newly refurbished Visage Hair and Beauty Salon.  The department now has sauna, steam and shower facilities. The hairdressing salon is equipped with 17 individual bays with adjustable chairs, overhead driers and storage cupboards.

What are the entry requirements?

  • 2 GCSE at Grade 9 – 4 (A* to C)

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