VTCT NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing Level 2 Various Dates




The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is aimed at people who wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist.

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a hairdresser/stylist.

Throughout this qualification, you will work in a realistic working environment and develop knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills working on clients to advise and consult 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, you will develop communication and customer service skills all of which are valued highly by employers.

As part of the course a kit will be provided to you at the start of your learning journey, this will enable you to develop your skills and techniques throughout the course.

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for employment, you may choose to develop your knowledge and skills further by completing a Level 3 qualification in hairdressing.

This qualification runs over 30 weeks 1 day per week.

Study will include:

  • Industry codes of practice
  • Self-management
  • Personal presentation
  • Verbal communication
  • Client care
  • Health and safety
  • Legislation and practice
  • Legal and organisational requirements


Skills developed will include:

  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques
  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques.


Behaviours expected are:

  • Demonstrate professionalism and a passion for the industry
  • Possess a positive attitude and team working
  • Have a willingness to learn
  • Meet organisational and industry standards of appearance
  • Develop professional ethics
  • Adhere to health and safety, legislation, and practice


Course requirements:

As well as our course requirements needed to complete all our qualifications and training programmes candidates need to complete the following:

Portfolio of Evidence:

The following are acceptable forms of portfolio evidence and the most appropriate forms will be selected for each unit:

  • Observation
  • Products evidence
  • Witness testimony
  • Reflective accounts
  • Professional discussion
  • Projects & Assignments
  • Case studies
  • Online exams


Why train with us?

Staff have extensive experience within this profession and pride ourselves on the level of individual support we can offer you whilst you are with us, we keep our class sizes small to accommodate this.

We adhere to all government guidelines and restrictions and offer you a safe, clean working environment.


The level 2 Award in Infection Control must be completed alongside this qualification, please see the course details and price for more information.