Diploma in Hairdressing (NVQ) Level 2

Introduction to this course

This is a qualification that will prepare you for a Junior Stylist role. You will learn a range of Hairdressing techniques and skills, covering units such as dressing hair, cutting, shampooing and conditioning and client consultation. This course is provided at Yeovil College's main campus and the North Dorset Technical College in Shaftesbury.

If required, you will study Maths and English alongside this course.

How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here

Entry Requirements

You need basic Maths and English skills. A Level 1 Hairdressing qualification is desirable.

Duration of this Course

This is a one year course.

2017/18 classes are either:

Tuesdays from 9am to 5pm starting from 19/09/2017.


Tuesday and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 9:30pm starting from 19/09/2017.

Career Prospects

Following successful completion of this course, you can progress to a Level 3 qualification such as the VTCT Diploma (Level 3) Hairdressing or Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing. With further training at Level 3, you can progress to roles such as Salon Stylist, Hairdressing Assessor or Session Stylist and seek employment in sectors including cruise liners. If you would like to own your own salon, you may like to consider the Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management after your Level 3 course. This is also available through Yeovil College.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed using a combination of practical observation, theory-based online exams, assignments, project-based research tasks and a range of interactive activities.

Course content/units

You must complete six mandatory modules:

  • The art of dressing hair
  • Client consultation
  • Follow health and safety in the salon
  • Cut women’s hair
  • Shampooing and conditioning the hair/scalp
  • Working in the hair industry

  • You also need to do at least on additional unit:

  • Colour and highlighting
  • The art of colouring
  • Plaiting and twisting
  • Perm and neutralise hair

  • Expenses for this course

    Course Fees 2017/18: £633

    This is a minimum course cost. Please note that fees vary depending upon your personal circumstances and government funding. Additional membership and exam fees may also apply. First year cost only. Additional fees will apply for further years of the course. Please contact the Student & Customer Services Team on 01935 423921 for more information.

    Kit – Approximately £300.

    Uniform – Approximately £50.

    Consumables - £50

    Students are encouraged to buy the VTCT app to assist them with the progression of their course.