Hairdressing Diploma – Level 2


Join our awarding winning VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing. The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards (NOS).
This qualification will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently that are relevant in the industry and up to date services offered in salons

Throughout this qualification you will develop your skills of customer care , advise and consult, change hair colour, cut hair using basic techniques and style and finish hair. You will also develop your knowledge of different hair types and health and safety requirements and how to present yourself within the hairdressing industry.

You will be required to complete a work experience placement during the course (Minimum 60 hours) This provides further experience in the hairdressing industry preparing you for employment
We also offer trips and other enrichment activities and you will have the opportunity to enter external competitions where we have been successful in previous years by getting placed at both the Regional and National Heats of the AHT Competitions, NCG and Concept learner of the year competitions, and gained places in the Regional rounds of WorldSkills.

  • What will be studied

    This Level 2 Diploma covers all aspects of working in a unisex hairdressing salon, modules will include:-

    • Extensive Health and Safety
    • How to give clients a positive impression of both yourself and your organisation
    • Basic techniques for cutting hair
    • The key principles of how to advise and consult with clients
    • How to change a hair colour
    • Styling and hair finishing techniques
    • Setting and dressing hair
  • What are the entry requirements?

    All under 19's are required to have the following:-

    • 4 GCSEs including English and maths at grade 4 or above

    All candidates are required to have:-

    • A strong work ethic
    • Excellent people skills
    • Provide a suitable reference
  • Where does this course lead to?

    Completion of this course will allow hairdressers to become eligible to become a State Registered Graduate Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.

    You will also be able to continue on to study

    • Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma
    • Salon Management Level 4


  • What qualifications will be gained?

    At the end of this one year study period you will gain a Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 qualification

  • How will this course be delivered?

    Lectures will be a mix of theoretical and practical work

    You will be taught through presentations, practical demonstrations, independent work, 1:1 support, tutorials and group critiques.

    As with Level 1 of this qualification, a work placement of a minimum of 60 hours will be completed as part of this qualification which will be arranged by the college. A work placement is essential in the hair industry, allowing you to experience what it is truly like to be 'on the job', to learn from your colleagues and to perfect your skill and confidence.

    You will also be working under supervision within our awarding-winning Elements salon which is on-site at our main Kidderminster College campus.

    Work placements and work experience at Kidderminster College is designed so that you are able to build both your confidence and skills to that you will be able to work effortlessly within the industry.

    You will get a chance to enter external competitions and really show-off your skills in both a regional and national setting.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed continuously via:

    • Practical assessments and observations
    • Assignments
    • Online examinations
  • How to get a place?
    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE
  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or email for more information and advice.

    In order to participate in this highly popular course you will require a uniform and kit

    Whilst on this course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson takes, such as:-

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad
  • Exam Board:

    You will be able to continue on to study

    • KC Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma
    • KC Salon Management Level 4 Diploma

    Career opportunities as a junior stylist exist in a huge variety of contexts, for example:-

    • Within a commercial salon
    • As an independent/self-employed/mobile or home-based hairdresser
    • Within television, film, theatre and media
    • In the Armed Services
    • On cruise liners
    • In hospitals or care homes


Start Date : September 2022 End Date : July 2023 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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