NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

This course is designed to develop work ready skills for you to start your career in the Hair industry.

To achieve NVQ Level 2 you will attend the academy for approximately 15hours per week, with work experience, from September to July. Your training will consist of practical, theory,   portfolio building, evidence collection and personal  tutorial sessions; these form the basis of your individual  earning plan.

Your practical training will take place in the commercial training salon. This is open to the public allowing you excellent opportunities to gain lots of salon experience and access to assessments.

This is a Job ready qualification, meaning you will be employable at the end of your training.


Course Content

Level 2 (NVQ) Diploma in Hairdressing

In your training you will study the following units;

  • Health & Safety
  • Give customers a positive impression
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Change Hair colour
  • Cut Hair using basic techniques
  • Style and finish Hair
  • Retail and treatment sales
  • Set and dress Hair
  • Reception duties


This qualification is to be achieved through continual assessment of your practical work and your theory understanding using tests and oral questioning, evidence of competence will be collected in a portfolio of evidence.

Additional Training

All NVQ Level 2 students are offered the opportunity of participating in additional job ready training activities where available

Entry Requirements

Formal qualifications are not required to study Diploma in Hairdressing NVQ) Level 2, however, it is desirable to have achieved four/five GCSE’s at grade C or above.

It is essential that all candidates have an enquiring mind, enthusiasm, motivation, a desire to work with people and immaculate personal presentation.

Your acceptance on the course will be dependant on a successful interview and suitable references.

Progression route

Advanced Apprenticeship / Level 3 (NVQ) Hairdressing

Employment opportunities

Employment in a Salon, Spa, Cruise ships, Hotels, Leisure environments

(HABIA—Industry standard setting body advise level 3 as the minimum level for qualified entry to full employment)


Still Interested? What do you do next?

  Complete an application form and return it to Armonia Training Academy or contact us online with our enquiry form on CAREER CONSULTATION page

 For further information Contact:

Head Office Armonia Training Academy on 01302 842444 or email office@armonia.co.uk


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