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NVQ level 2 in Hairdressing- VTCT approved centre


The NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing is the starting point for all aspiring hairdressers.


The NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing is a programme that qualifies you typically in 21 weeks, studying in class for 2 days/ week. The first day is from 9am-2pm and the second day, from 9am-4pm.


Group 1: starting on the 11th of April (Monday-Tuesday)

Group 2: starting on the 13th of April (Wednesday-Thursday)

Group 3: starting on the 15th of April (Friday-Saturday)


In order to achieve long-term success, it is important for our stylists to have the strongest educational foundation.


You will be studying 9 units:

1.     Style and finish hair

2.     Set and dress hair

3.     Cut hair using basic techniques

4.     Colour and lighten hair

5.     Advise and consult with clients

6.     Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

7.     Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work

8.     Remove hair extensions

9.     Plait and twist hair


Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to advise and consult with clients and then provide a complete hairdressing service which includes, shampooing and conditioning, colouring, cutting and setting and dressing, and styling and finishing hair. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed. 


Why is this qualification the most suitable?

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in hairdressing level 2. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become a junior hairdresser/stylist, this qualification requires learners to work in a commercial hairdressing salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times. In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing allows learners to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients. 

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is most suitable for learners seeking to work in, and develop their skills in a commercial setting, and can only be delivered by centres that have, or have access to a 'real' hairdressing salon, and not a realistic working environment.


What could this qualification lead to?

Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Graduate Hairdresser (SRGH) with The Hair Council. As a junior hairdresser/stylist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

- commercial hairdressing salon
- independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- product manufacturing and training television, film, theatre and media
- armed services
- HM prison service
- cruise liners
- hospitals/care homes

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing an advanced apprenticeship or Level 3 qualification in hairdressing, these include: 

- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies
- VTCT NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

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