Level Two NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

This course covers a wide variety of essential hairdressing skills which will build up your practical abilities to industry standards.

What will I study?

Mandatory units:

  • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Giving clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Advising and consulting with clients
  • Shampooing, conditioning and treating the hair and scalp
  • Changing hair colour
  • Styling and finishing hair
  • Setting and dressing hair
  • Cutting hair suing basic techniques

Plus one optional unit:

  • Perming and neutralising hair
  • Promoting additional services or products to clients

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through observation of practical skills carried out on paying customers in the salon environment. Learners also participate in written and oral questioning or online multi-choice tests.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above
  • VRQ level 2 in hairdressing or equivalent qualification
  • A satisfactory interview and initial assessment


What next?

This qualification could help you gain employment in salons as a stylist or continue onto the NVQ level three as a full-time work-based course or a part-time course.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2019 Summer Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide