Skill level
Course duration
18 weeks (1 day a week)
Course time
10am - 5pm
Kit required
Model required
Course manual
VTCT Accredited
Age requirement
Minimum of 16 years old
Additional Instructions
You will be required to complete assessments and a course portfolio


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.

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

How long is the course:

  • 18 weeks
  • 10am - 5pm
  • Maximum class size: 12 students

You will also be required to practice your skills and complete independent study outside of the taught sessions.

How will I be assessed:

  • Online theory tests
  • Observations and oral questioning
  • Practical assessments and assignments
  • Portfolio evidence to demonstrate your understanding. A portfolio of evidence must also be submitted as part of the assessment criteria
  • 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 module

Do I need to bring a model

You will only need to bring a model for the practical assessments.
At all other times students will be expected to practice on each other.

What do I need to buy for this course

  • Whilst you are training with us we provide all the materials you will need.
  • You will need to purchase a uniform and a hairdressing kit - the cost of the uniform is £15.00 and the cost for the Hairdressing kit is £200.00
  • Stationery including an A4 folder to hold for your portfolio evidence and course materials

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
  • Pay 4 months interest-free: 1st payment 25% deposit, then 3 x monthly instalments (other payment plans are available - contact us for more information)
  • Course price does not include VAT
  • Course price does not include compulsory VTCT Covid-19 exam (£20)

Course Content

This course will cover units:

  • 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
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cut women’s hair
  • The art of dressing hair
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