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Level 2 NewStart VRQ Diploma in Ladies Hairdressing (19+ years)

This course offers the opportunity to develop skills in hairdressing, providing the foundation for a range of work opportunities in an industry that is both interesting and varied. 

Course Content

This qualification covers all the core skills and knowledge to equip you to seek employment or further training within the hairdressing industry.  The skills you will learn include services such as shampooing, conditioning, styling, dressing and setting hair, cutting and colouring.

Mandatory units:  

  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Working in the hair industry
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Create an image based on a theme
  • Advise and consult clients
  • Cut Ladies hair
  • Promotion of products and services
  • Perm and neutralise hair
  • Reception skills
  • Follow health & safety practice in the salon

All students receive tutorial guidance and are set personal targets to ensure satisfactory progress on the course.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be over 19 years of age with prior experience or an aptitude for hairdressing and able to work on their own initiative.  Good IT skills are essential as is access to a computer and the internet outside of college.  ESOL students should have Level 1 Numeracy and Level 2 English.  The College offers a variety of Hairdressing study options and will direct the applicant to the most appropriate course dependant on achieved GCSE grades or prior experience.  Satisfactory references, successful interview and diagnostic screening is required prior to any placement offer.

Duration and Delivery

One year, delivery is 2/3 days a week. This is to include a minimum of 150 hours must also be gained working in our College Headmasters Academy salon.


This qualification is an intermediate level, where some experience is developing skills may still be required.  In order to develop a wider skill set, we recommend progressing onto a Level 2 Barbering certificate which would widen your career choices before undertaking a Level 3 Hairdressing or Barbering qualification.  Providing a clear disciplinary record and minimum 90% attendance have been achieved mostly merit/distinction grades. This qualification could also lead you to an apprentice as a Hair Professional. .

Additional Information

All learners will receive tutorial guidance and are set personal targets to ensure satisfactory progress on the course.  Learners will need to purchase their own kit and uniform for practical lessons.  To be awarded candidates are assessed during practical 'on the job' situations.  Assessment will be continuous and students are required to demonstrate competency in a variety of tasks.

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