Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing (VRQ)
While studying for this qualification you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to work professionally and safely in the hairdressing industry. Learners then practice the techniques, reaching the standard required to work in Salon 50, our fully equipped commercial area which is open to the public.
You will be studying key areas, including:
- Working in the hair industry
- Health and safety in the salon
- Client consultation for hair services
- Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
- Promoting products and services
- Cutting hair
- Colouring hair
- Perming hair
- The art of dressing hair
- Create an image based on a theme
- Plaiting and twisting
This course will provide you with the skills needed to perform confidently, effectively and independently in learning, life and work. You will take part in competitions to develop your creative skills and have the opportunity to attend industry events.
You will be assessed throughout the course with online exams, assignments and observation of practical skills, in a simulated working environment.
Successful students can seek employment in the hairdressing industry. You may want to progress to Level 3 in hairdressing or widen your Level 2 skills with Level 2 Barbering.
Either completion of a full level 1 in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy or a grade 9-4 (A-C) in maths or English and a positive school report. Mature learners need to have good personal presentation and communication skills.
For 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.
For all other students fees apply:
1st year course fee £1673; Exam Fee £99.
Loans & assistance are available from Student Services
Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.
Fees and funding
If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.
From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.