Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing


In Leeds

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£ 2,425 VAT exempt


  • Type

    NVQ Level 2

  • Location


  • Duration

    60 Days

  • Start date

    Different dates available

To provide the requisite knowledge and to achieve a standard that would enable a Learner to confidently work in a Salon.
Suitable for: This is an approved qualification for anyone wishing to work as a hairdresser, either mobile or in a salon.



Start date

Leeds (West Yorkshire)
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76 Kirkgate, LS2 7DJ
Timetable: Flexible days

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Leeds (West Yorkshire)
See map
76 Kirkgate, LS2 7DJ

Start date

Different dates availableNow taking bookings

About this course

This is a a substantial vocational NVQ hairdressing qualification for Learners seeking a career as an employed and / or self-employed junior or hairdresser / stylist in any salon.


We do not require Clients to hold a minimum number of GCSEs or equivalent, however as with all our courses, a basic literacy & numeracy test may be required, an English assessment may be required for international students in order to ascertain suitability.

Flexible attendance and the absence of a 'box ticking' programme, instead one where we train all our students until they are confident and competent enough to comfortably work in the industry

Our Training Co-Ordinator Elaine (07517286305) will be in touch via email or phone, she will be happy to discuss your requirements, go through options, explain the payment options and answer any questions you may have. She can also arrange an informal tour & chat, or a Taster Day

We only offer VTCT-accredited NVQs, these are recognised not only in the UK but across Europe and the rest of the world. Different countries have different requirements, therefore those looking to be accredited to work overseas must contact an industry body of their chosen country to check the legal requirements with their country of choice themselves before commencing a course with us.

Unlike colleges and further education centres etc, we don’t work to the academic year. As part of our ‘Flexible Learning’ we have regular start dates throughout the year, so you can start pretty much whenever you want.

We don’t have fixed learning schedules, we offer Students the option of specifying the days they want to train, around their availability. This means they can train & learn for 1,2,3, 4 or 5 days a week (Tues-Sat, including late Thursdays).

Unlike colleges etc we don’t dictate your attendance. Our NVQ courses specify the average number of days to attend throughout the course. Because students can learn 1,2,3, 4 or 5 days a week, the course duration is determined by the chosen learning schedule. As an example, the Level 2 Hairdressing course takes approximately 60 full-day lessons, at 2 days a week this could be completed within 30 weeks, 4 days a week could be 15 weeks.

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  • Hairdressing
  • Hair care
  • Haircuts
  • Hair color
  • Hair and beauty
  • Hair treatment
  • Hair styler
  • Hair extension
  • Hair Removal
  • Hair perming

Teachers and trainers (1)

Katie McM

Katie McM

Senior Assessor

Course programme

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing from VTCT is a job-ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards. This qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a hairdresser. Throughout this qualification you will ensure responsibility to reduce risks to health and safety, give customers a positive impression, advise and consult with clients, shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, change hair colour, cut hair using basic techniques, style and finish hair and set and dress hair.

Mandatory units:

• Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
• Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
• Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
• Change hair colour
• Advise and consult with clients
• Style and finish hair
• Set and dress hair
• Cut hair using basic techniques

Optional units:
(you will also need to complete 1 or more of the following units)
• Fulfil salon reception duties
• Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
• Promote additional services or products to customers
• Plait and twist hair
• Perm and neutralise hair
• Attach hair to enhance a style

Additional information

Payment options: You can spread the cost of your course over up to 12 monthly instalments (no fees interest or charges apply).

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

£ 2,425 VAT exempt