Course Type / Attendance

Full Time

Subject Area

Hair and Beauty

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

1 Year


City Campus





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 courses 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 16-18 (if applicable)
  • Perming the hair
  • Consultation skills
  • Working in the Hair and Beauty Industry

Additional activities include:

  • Home study using Moodle (VLE)
  • Competition work/photographic work
  • External visits
  • Guest speakers
  • Work experience
  •  Guest speakers
  • Work experience

How you will learn

Assessment is undertaken through observed practical tasks within our training/commercial salons. You will practice techniques on other students in the class.

Assessment of written work assignment work is undertaken within a classroom

Your IT Skills will be developed throughout the course.

Where could this course take you?

You could progress onto NVQ Level 2/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 NVQ Level 2/Level 3 will require you to have excellent attendance, behaviour and timekeeping)

What costs will you incur?

  • Stationery
  • Personal expenses

You will be required to purchase a kit – further information can be obtained from 0191 5116000

  • You may be eligible for financial assistance