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VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing (2018/19)

Course Content

Specifically designed to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior hairdresser/stylist. Learners will have their hairdressing skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment. This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior hairdresser/stylist including: health and safety; client consultation; shampoo and conditioning hair; the research unit - working in the hair industry; cut women's hair; colour and lighten hair and the art of dressing hair.

* * * Due to a high number of applications this course is now operating a waiting list for Kingsway Campus.* * *

Target Audience

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on the hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional body (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior hairdresser/stylist.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be aged 16 or over at the start of the course.
SCQF level 4 (equivalent) hairdressing qualifications or relevant industry experience are required for entry onto this course of study. For applicants where English is not their first language then ESOL at Intermediate 2 is required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with members of the general public, staff and their peers is required. Enthusiasm and motivation for the Hairdressing industry and a creative ability would be an advantage. Entry is based on a group information session, a skills test and an individual interview. A satisfactory reference is required.

Future Prospects

May allow progress to a higher level of study at SCQF level 6 or 7 or employment opportunity at junior level. Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council. Career opportunities as a junior hairdresser/stylist exist in a variety of contexts, including: Commercial hair salons; Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings; Product manufacturing and training; Television, film, theatre and media; Armed services; HM prison service; Cruise liners.


Assessment will be by observation and knowledge assessments will be in a closed or open book setting.


SCQF Level: 5

How to Apply

How Where When
Full-Time Kingsway Campus 27 Aug 18 Apply Online

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