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Full Time

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies VRQ

Hairdressing VRQ

1 year

Central Campus


Course summary

This Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies VRQ is an assessment-based qualification for school leavers and adults who wish to pursue a career in hairdressing. Once qualified you are able to start work as a first-year stylist in a hairdressing salon.

Course requirements

GCSE English and Maths at Grade 3 are an advantage. Adult learners will need to have ESOL Level 1 or equivalent.

This Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies VRQ covers units including:

  • Follow health and safety practices in the salon
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • The art of colouring hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cut women's hair
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon

There are lots of opportunities for you to participate in trips, including Harry Potter World, Drayton Manor and the Blackpool Hair and Beauty competitions.

Practical elements of the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies VRQ course will be assessed in our state-of-the-art salons on the fifth floor of the college.

Practically you will be assessed based on individual performance throughout the course to a level of competency which consists of formative and summative assessments.

Theory knowledge is assessed via multiple choice online exams and/or assignments and work packs. All exams are marked externally by the awarding body, and your final grade will be a Pass.

On successful completion of this Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies VRQ, you can progress on the hairdressing or beauty pathway, or to the Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing.

You could also gain employment as a junior stylist in hairdressing salons or become self-employed and set up your own mobile hairdressing business.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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