Level 2 VTCT Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

Course Code: P000686

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    Sept 23

  • Duration:

    One year

  • Attendance:


  • 16-18 school leaver fee:


For anyone wishing to become a professional hairdresser, who would like to learn new skills to unlock future earning potential in a thriving and lucrative industry.

Units include:

  • shampoo and conditioning
  • styling and dressing hair
  • colouring and lightening techniques
  • cutting women’s hair
  • salon reception and client care.

You will work one day a week in the salon to enhance your customer service and salon skills. You are encouraged and supported to take part in local and national competitions, including WorldSkills and will have the opportunity to go on national and international visits. Alongside valuable work experience placements, you will also take part in a variety of voluntary and charitable activities, including Nurses Day at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Victorious Festival and community events.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English.

The course is full time, 15 hours per week over one year commencing in September. A minimum of 90% attendance, which includes English and maths classes, must be achieved to ensure success on the course.

If you are aged 16-19 and achieved a 3 in maths and/or English GCSE or Level 1 Functional Skills then you will attend GCSE timetabled sessions to improve your grade. If you are aged 16-19 and achieved 2 or below in maths and/or English GCSE or Entry Level 3 Functional Skills then you will attend Functional skills timetabled lessons. If you are aged 16-19 and achieved a 4 or above in maths you will have the opportunity to complete core maths. If you have declared a learning difficulty and are aged 19-25 the above will also apply to you. Improving your maths and English skills will help you progress further in your career.

Our salons are run as commercial businesses to improve your employability skills and some sessions will be run into the evening.

Throughout the course you will be assessed regularly against the standards set by the examining body. These assessments will be pre-arranged. You will be given written assignments to complete throughout the programme, as well as online exams. Each level covers an area of competence at a level that places it on a national framework. The framework makes qualifications easier to understand and also shows how people can progress through the system.

You can progress to the Level 3 VTCT Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing, an advanced apprenticeship or go directly into employment. Possible careers include barber, bridal hair stylist, junior stylist and colour technician.

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