Part Time

Subject Area

Hair, Beauty and Barbering

Course Length

1 Year







Course Level


Home / Course / Hairdressing VRQ Level 2

Who is this course for?

This is a nationally recognised qualification for those looking to commence a career in the hairdressing industry UK or nationally or for those wishing to progress from Level 1 in a related subject area.

What do you need to apply for the course?

A minimum of two GCSE grade D’s including English Language or Hairdressing Level 1.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course covers a range of practical Hairdressing skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare you for either entry into the hairdressing industry or progression to the next level and includes:
• Cutting, styling and dressing hair
• Shampoo, conditioning and treating the hair and scalp
• Changing hair colour
• Salon reception duties
• Health and Safety
• Maths and English (if applicable)
Additional activities include:
• Home study using Moodle (VLE)
• Competition Work
• External visits
• Guest speakers
• Work experience

How you will learn

Assessment is undertaken through observed practical tasks within our commercial salons.
Assessment of written work and assignment work is undertaken within a classroom.

Where could this course take you?

You could progress onto Level 3 Hairdressing or career opportunities include:

• Employment in a Hairdressing salon
• Working on a Cruise Liner
• Opening your own business
• Teaching hairdressing

(Progression to Level 3 will require you to have excellent attendance, behaviour and timekeeping)

What costs will you incur?

You will be required to purchase a kit – further information can be obtained from 0191 511 6000