Full Time Courses

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

16 – 19 year olds
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Ladies Hairdressing

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Ladies Hairdressing is a Technical Certificate qualification aimed at learners aged 16-19 who require a full-time Level 2 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed junior hairdresser/hairstylist. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but in order to optimise their chances of success, a learner will ideally hold a Level 1 qualification or equivalent in hairdressing.

Is this course for you?
Do you enjoy working with people and making them feel good?
Are you creative, friendly and outgoing?
Are you interested in fashion, hair and beauty?
Would you like a career that could enable you to travel the world?
If the answer to all this is YES, then a career in Hairdressing could be for you.

Where to Start
The Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing is a job ready qualification. It will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a hairdresser.

What will you learn?
This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior hairdresser/hairstylist. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:
Advise and consult with clients
Blow-dry and style hair
Colour and lighten hair
Cut ladies hair
Health, safety and hygiene
Set and dress hair
Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
Style hair with electrical equipment

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology. Learners will acquire knowledge of all relevant testing together with health, safety and legislation requirements necessary for a junior hairdresser/hairstylist. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, provide a range of basic cutting, colouring and lightening services. Alongside these are units to develop skills in setting, dressing, blow-drying and styling hair with electrical equipment. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

How will you learn?
You will work on mannequin heads to start with before progressing onto real paying clients. You will be assessed throughout the duration of this course, working towards your final exams.
A hairdressing kit and theory book will be issued to you at the start of this course and you will wear a salon uniform for all practical work.

Course Structure

You will attend the E-hairdressing Academy for two days per week as per your timetable. Each day will consist of both practical and theory work.
By gaining a work experience placement in a hairdressing salon, although not essential, would help and enhance your course enormously.

Progression Route/What Now
Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council. As a junior hairdresser/hairstylist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:
commercial salons i
ndependent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings a
rmed services
HM prison service
cruise liners
hospitals/care homes

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 3 in one or more of the following areas:
senior stylist
salon management
hair colour correction
specialist hair and scalp services
advanced hair styling

To register your interest for this course please complete the form below.

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