Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment:Coursework/Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 3, one of which will be in English or Maths. Neither English nor Maths will be below Grade 2. At least two GCSE subjects at Grade 3 are required alongside GCSE equivalent qualifications. For this course you must also have successfully completed VRQ Level 2 Hairdressing.

This qualification is the progression from the successful completion of Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing and is the ‘job ready’ qualification required to work in the Hairdressing industry. It is particularly suitable for anyone who has successfully completed the Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing.

Your Course

You must complete a range of assessments on paying clients within set times on the following practical activities:

  • Client Consultation
  • Developing your effectiveness at Work
  • Shampooing and Conditioning
  • Cutting Women’s Hair
  • Colouring
  • Blow Drying Hair
  • Setting
  • Cutting Men’s Hairstyles

The salon operates on a commercial basis and mirrors the industry; therefore you will be assessed not only in aspects of Hairdressing, but also on punctuality and reliability. You will also be expected to complete two weeks’ work experience in a salon. This may involve travelling some distance and working late evenings where necessary.

Entry requirements

Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 3, one of which will be in English or Maths. Neither English nor Maths will be below Grade 2. At least two GCSE subjects at Grade 3 are required alongside GCSE equivalent qualifications. For this course you must also have successfully completed VRQ Level 2 Hairdressing.

Please note: If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or Maths you will be required to continue studying these alongside your college course.

Progression

On successful completion, you may choose to progress on to the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing, subject to the successful completion of this qualification, evidence of progression in English and Maths, a successful interview and reference. Many students also choose an Apprenticeship to earn whilst they learn and continue their studies.

Potential Careers

  • Senior Hair Stylist
  • Salon Manager
  • TV & Media Stylist
  • Freelance Stylist
  • Colour Specialist

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment:Coursework/Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 3, one of which will be in English or Maths. Neither English nor Maths will be below Grade 2. At least two GCSE subjects at Grade 3 are required alongside GCSE equivalent qualifications. For this course you must also have successfully completed VRQ Level 2 Hairdressing.

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