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VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

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Location: Chatham, Kent
Course Time: 930am - 430pm*, across 30 weeks
Qualifications: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
Prerequisites: None required
Model Required: Yes, please call to discuss
Upgrade Available: -
Short Description: This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior hairdresser/stylist.

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Welcome to the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing program, an exciting and transformative journey into the dynamic world of hairdressing. This comprehensive course is designed to equip you with the essential skills, techniques, and knowledge required to thrive in the hairdressing industry. Whether you're a budding stylist or looking to advance your existing expertise, this program will pave the way for a successful and creative career in hairdressing.

Course Overview:

The NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing offers a holistic approach to hairdressing education, combining theoretical foundations with hands-on practical experience. Explore a wide range of hairdressing techniques, customer service skills, and business know-how to ensure you are well-prepared to meet the demands of the industry.

Key Learning Areas:

  1. Cutting and Styling: Master the art of hair cutting and styling, from classic to contemporary techniques, catering to various hair types and client preferences.

  2. Coloring and Highlighting: Develop expertise in hair coloring, including applying permanent and semi-permanent colors, highlights, and lowlights, while considering factors like skin tone and hair texture.

  3. Client Consultation: Hone your communication skills to conduct thorough client consultations, understand their desires, and provide expert recommendations that align with their individual style.

  4. Health and Safety: Prioritize client well-being and salon hygiene by implementing health and safety practices, ensuring a clean and safe environment for both clients and staff.

  5. Salon Business Skills: Gain insights into salon operations, appointment scheduling, retailing products, and effective customer service, setting the foundation for a successful salon career.

Practical Training:

Put theory into practice as you work with real clients, learning hands-on skills under the guidance of experienced instructors. Engage in live demonstrations, participate in practical workshops, and practice your techniques in a supportive learning environment.


Assessment methods encompass both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. You'll undergo written assessments, practical demonstrations, and observations to showcase your competence in various hairdressing techniques and related subjects.

Career Opportunities:

Upon successful completion of the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, a multitude of exciting career opportunities await you:

  • Hair Stylist: Work in salons, barber shops, or hair studios, offering cutting, styling, and coloring services to a diverse clientele.

  • Color Technician: Specialize in hair coloring techniques, helping clients achieve their desired hair color transformations.

  • Salon Manager: Progress to managing a salon, overseeing operations, staff, and providing exceptional customer experiences.

  • Freelance Stylist: Embark on a freelance career, working on editorial shoots, weddings, events, and more, showcasing your creativity.

  • Further Education: Advance to higher levels of hairdressing education, explore specialization in areas like hair extensions or creative hairstyling.

Enroll in the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing program today and embark on a journey of creativity, skill development, and professionalism. Transform your passion for hair into a rewarding career, making a lasting impact through your hairstyling expertise.

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Where is the training conducted?
All courses are held at our Beauty Schools located in Chatham, Kent. Parking is available opposite in Union Square Pay & Display (Behind GALA Bingo).

When do we gain access to online training?
Students receive access to our online training area before attending the school. This allows them to complete the theory at their own pace, ensuring better absorption of information. It also maximises practical time, enabling tutors to demonstrate best practices and address any questions.

Diploma vs. NVQ/VRQ qualification difference?
The choice depends on your goals. For personal use or home-based businesses, a diploma by the Beauty Guild is recommended. If working in a Salon or Spa is your aim, an NVQ/VRQ qualification is usually required. Opting for NVQ/VRQ involves an additional assessment day, automatically awarding a diploma qualification.

Upgrading to VRQ/NVQ (VTCT)?
After completing the Diploma day, home study includes a Practice Diary, Case Studies, and an Assignment to demonstrate knowledge. Access to online documents and support from our NVQ Coordinator is provided. Assessments and written exams occur at the school, with home study taking 2-8 weeks.

Can a diploma be upgraded to an NVQ later?
Yes, an upgrade is possible for specific treatments. An additional fee is applicable for the upgrade, and all necessary materials for the NVQ qualification are provided. Assessment day scheduling at the school follows.

Can insurance be obtained with a Diploma certificate?
Insurance companies accept both Diploma and NVQ certificates. Our specialised insurance scheme through Salonsafe offers tailored coverage for qualified students, encompassing treatment risk as standard.

Refund policy for course cancellations?
Refunds depend on circumstances and notice given (refer to T&C). Medical notification is required for illness-related refunds. No refund is possible if online theory has been accessed/completed.

Is home study required?
Yes, home study includes online theory and practical practice after the course. Approximately 6-8 treatments are recommended for enhanced confidence. Free refreshers are offered within 6 months if additional training is needed.

Class size and model requirements?
We keep class sizes small (around 4 students) for personalised attention. Some courses may require models, and for NVQ/VRQ, students provide their own models for Assessment Days.

Attire and standards for attending courses?
Students must adhere to professional standards in attire, including a tunic or black top with trousers, covered shoes, tied-back hair, and well-kept hands/nails.

Course finish time and requirements?
Finish times vary; check the course on the website for details. Students may need to bring a pen and paper, but all materials are provided.

Accreditation and certificates?
Courses are approved and accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists (Diploma), VTCT (VRQ), or UKBA (UK Beauty accreditation). Certificates are issued based on meeting standards for theory and practical delivery.

Certificate issuance timeline?
Diploma eCertificates are emailed within 7 days after the course. Hard copies can be purchased for £10. NVQ certificates are issued by the awarding body.

Finance options for courses?
Yes, various finance options are available during checkout.

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