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Level 2

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies


The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies has been designed for learners developing the basic skills to become a hairdresser.

Through this qualification you will develop both skills and knowledge in health and safety for both yourself, your peers and your clients.

You will learn how to conduct a thorough consultation prior to starting a service and understand how the choice of shampoos and conditioners can affect the hair and scalp. You will be able to cut basic haircuts and dress clients hair, and know about the various colouring and lightening products and techniques.

Units that you will be studying include:

  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • The art of colouring hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cut hair using hairdressing techniques
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon

Students who have not yet achieved a GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their main programme.

We will also support you, to find a work placement to increase your confidence and employability. It is a mandatory requirement to complete a minimum of 38 hours work experience as part of your programme of study


You must be age 16-18

Start at Level 2 if you have a minimum of 3 x GCSEs at grade 3 or above – to include Maths, English and Science

If you do not have the above grades, you may be able to start on Level 1 Hairdressing & Barbering course. (check entry requirement for this course)

A friendly mature attitude, good communication skills, punctuality and impeccable attendance, as well as taking pride in your personal appearance.
If English is not your first language, then you should have achieved a minimum of Level 1 in English reading, writing and listening.

An interview is required for this course.

We require a minimum of 95% attendance, so please ensure that you can commit to the course days/times prior to accepting any offers.

You must show commitment and flexibility as due to exams, department trips and training days, timetable changes may occur.


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