Course Structure

The NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing , fully government funded* for all learners aged 16 – 18. 

*Government funding is subject to the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must not be on a government funded course already

  • You must have been living in the UK or EU for 3 years or more

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for NVQ 2 Hairdressing.


To complete the Hairdressing NVQ learners will need to pass a series of practical assessments. Experience will be gained in our fully equipped salon. During these practical sessions learners will be responsible for organizing treatments for friends and family.

Course Content

At the end of the programme you will be fully qualified in the following:

Mandatory Units

  • Style and Finish Hair

  • Set and Dress Hair

  • Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques

  • Colour and Lighten Hair

  • Advise and Consult with Clients

  • Shampoo, Condition and treat the Hair and Scalp

  • Develop and Maintain Your Effectiveness at Work​

Optional Units (Pick 2)

  • Relax Hair​

  • Perm and Neutralise Hair

  • Plait and Twist

  • Hair Extentions

  • Remove Hair Extentions

  • Fufil Salon Reception Duties

  • Cut Mens Hair Styles

This level also covers:

  • Health and Safety

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Promotional Events