NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing


If you enjoy meeting people and have a confident and outgoing personality then studying hairdressing is an excellent choice.

You will be expanding your practical and theoretical knowledge to include intermediate techniques, creating highly professional looks and finishes. Working in the College’s fully-equipped commercial salon, you will be provided with an excellent learning environment for hairdressing.

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

One Year

Study options may include:
• Level 3 Hairdressing
• Level 2 Beauty Therapy
Employment options may include:
• Salon
• Cruise Liner
• Mobile stylist
• Salon Owner
• Sales and Distribution

You may also like…
• Barbering Level 2

Course Costs
Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course.
There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.

Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Tuition Fee £945 | Registration/Exam Fee £105

What does this subject include?

The course consists of the following units:
• Health & Safety
• Communication
• Customer Service/Reception
• Style & Finish Hair
• Set & Dress Hair
• Barbering
• Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques
• Shampoo, Condition & Treat the Hair & Scalp
• Change Hair Colour

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the
appropriate level.

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?

  • Two GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above
  • Successful interview and initial assessment
  • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

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