Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

Qualification Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing NVQ
Subject Area Beauty and Hairdressing
Attendance Remote, 24 weeks, one day a week for 5.5 hours from 9:30 till 3:00
Age Group(s) 16-18 year olds and Adults

This qualification will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills to become a Junior Hairdresser.

Course Content

The NVQ2 Diploma in Hairdressing will provide you with a good understanding of hairdressing treatments including cutting, colouring, shampooing and styling. This will enable you to develop skills which will prepare you to progress to Level 3 Women’s Hairdressing.

The NVQ2 Hairdressing  course is an ideal starting point for those wanting to enter the hairdressing industry. The course will provide you with a good understanding of a range of hairdressing services.

Course content

  • 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 hair scalp
  • Change hair colour
  • Advice and consult your client
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques

Entry Requirements

Must have completed a minimum of Level 1  Functional Skills Qualification in both English and Maths.



This course will allow you to progress to Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing or into employment.


You will be assessed on your technical skills, assignments and exams.

Equipment Required

  • Disposable Gowns
  • Apron
  • Tripod stand
  • Training head blocks x2
  • Sectioning clips
  • Scissors
  • Cutting collar
  • Hairdryer
  • Straighteners, curling tongs
  • Set of round brushes (small, medium and large)
  • Flat/paddle brush
  • Cutting comb
  • Tail comb
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Cap high-lights
  • Tint brush/tint bowl



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