• Who is it suitable for?

    Those who have a passion for hairdressing and like helping people look and feel good, whether you want to work in a salon or on a cruise ship, or even own your own salon one day.

    What’s involved?

    Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

    Mandatory Units:

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

    Optional Units:

    • Relax hair
    • Perm and neutralise hair
    • Plait and twist hair
    • Temporarily attach hair to enhance a style
    • Remove hair extensions
    • Fulfil salon reception duties
    • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques

    Course Details

    Course duration: 18 months

    Delivery method: In the workplace – two weekly visits or 1 day a week at the training academy. Access to Onefile, your online portfolio.

    Assessment methods: Observations, assessments, online tests and portfolio evidence gathering.

    Entry requirements: Creative, artistic and love people. Good standard of English and Maths. Entry will be based on initial assessments and an interview.

    Where might it lead? You can progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in hairdressing or move straight into a full time career in the industry.