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VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing


The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing qualification has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; the creative art of cutting or dressing women’s hair, how to provide effective shampooing and conditioning services, the artistic skill of colouring and lightening hair and how to provide a good consultation service for your clients.


This fast-track course can be completed at your own pace and around your commitments making it the perfect choice for those wanting a good balance of classroom teaching and home learning.


You will also be required to do some home-based learning to practice your skills and complete homework as part of this course.


We are committed to making our assessments a supportive and encouraging experience. Our highly experienced tutors will always ensure you are relaxed and confident before undergoing any assessment modules.

  • Course units

    ➖ Cut women’s hair

    ➖ The art of dressing hair

    ➖ Colour and lighten hair

    ➖ Follow health and safety practice in the salon

    ➖ Working in the hair industry

    ➖ Client consultation for hair services

    ➖ Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp

    ➖ Display stock to promote sales in a salon

    ➖ Promote products and services to clients in a salon

    ➖ Provide scalp massage services

    ➖ Create an image based on a theme within the hair & beauty sector

  • Entry requirements

    ➖ No previous experience required

    ➖ Good standard of English sufficient to complete the course competences and online examinations

    ➖ Students must be over 16 years old to enrol on this course

  • When does the course start?

    ➖ The Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing course starts every February and September

  • How long is the course?

    ➖ 18 weeks (one day a week)

    ➖ 10am - 5pm

    ➖ Maximum class size: 12 students

  • How will I be assessed?

    ➖ Online theory tests (multiple choice)

    ➖ Observations and oral questioning

    ➖ Practical assessments and assignments

    ➖ Portfolio evidence


  • Do I need to bring a model?

    No. However, you can bring a model for your practical assessments if you wish to. At all other times students will be expected to practice on dolls heads.

  • What do I need to buy for this course?

    ➖ Stationery - notepad and pen

    ➖ Uniform - therapist tunic, black trousers and black flat closed toe shoes

    ➖ Kit - you will need to purchase a hairdressing kit £250

    ➖ Products - whilst you are training with us, we provide all the consumables and products you will need

  • What can I do with this qualification?

    You can seek employment as a Hairdresser, or you can progress onto a VTCT Level 3 in Hairdressing qualification.

    There are so many options with this qualification. You can seek employment within the hairdressing industry as a stylist, colourist, salon manager or you can set up your own salon or mobile business. You could decide to take your qualification abroad and work internationally in a hotel or on a cruise ship, or share your skills and become a lecturer at a beauty college. This VTCT Level 2 in Hairdressing is a highly recognised qualification that is accepted across the UK for working in salons, hotels and spas or as a freelance hairdresser. This is an internationally accredited qualification that you can use to work across the globe, on cruise liners or in other international beauty related sectors.

  • Payment options

    ➖ Pay in full - £1500 plus VAT (£1800 total) this includes the VTCT registration.

    ➖ Pay in 4 months interest free instalments - example £250 deposit, then 3 x monthly instalments

    ➖ Funded - there may be funding available for this course, please contact us to discuss this

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