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Hairdressing – VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma


Level 2



Type of study

School Leavers




1 Year

This course is a highly practical programme underpinned with theoretical knowledge required for you to work safely in the salon as a junior stylist.

You will need to have a keen interest in hairdressing, be a team player, enjoy working with the public, be a great communicator and listener and have a passion for the industry as well as an individual personality. At this level you must be able to self-study and commit to additional activities outside of the classroom  

GCSE grade 9-4 in English Language (or Literature) and Maths


The qualification covers 8 mandatory units which will develop your knowledge and understanding of health and safety and legislation requirements. You will also provide a range of cutting, colouring and styling services and develop communication, customer service, and problem solving and research skills.  

Units Covered 

  • Style and finish hair 
  • Set and dress hair 
  • Cut hair using basic techniques 
  • Colour and lighten hair 
  • Advise and consult with clients 
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the 
  • hair and scalp 
  • Develop and maintain your 
  • effectiveness at work 
  • Fulfil salon reception duties 
  • Plait and twist hair 

All Level 2 and 3 Full Time Hairdressing students will complete an industry placement in a professional salon throughout the academic year. Two dedicated placement days will form a part of our students’ weekly timetables and there will be regular group tutorial sessions in order to complete time sheets and portfolios.

Online exams and holistic practical assessments. 


Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing, NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship. Employment as a hairdresser, either in a salon, self-employment. 


Hairdressing kit- estimate  £300 

Uniform – estimate £40  

Resource fee includes a trip – estimate £65 


Opportunity to go to the biggest hairdressing show to see professional events and live training shows. Guest speakers we have are from Schwarzkopf to train with our professional products and colours. Steiner come in to talk about a career you can have within cruise ships. 


We have two equipped fully functioning salons; one for training purpose and the commercial Elements salon for clients. Both salons have salon friendly lighting to give the light to achieve the prefect outcomes on colours and cuts.  

A fully equipped dispensary section to have all your electrical items and setting equipment. Learners will have to learn how to use our washing machines and tumble dryers so they can have a stock of t towels ready to be able to use for the next working day. All PPE is provided to maintain good hygiene and to keep all learners safe.  

We work with Schwarzkopf for professional products and colours.