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Hairdressing - NVQ Diploma Level 2 - non WBQ at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • The course is full time consisting of three days and one evening in college.
  • Extra curriculum activities include fashion shows, competitions and industrial events.
  • A hairdressing kit and uniform are a compulsory requirement for the course, candidates progressing from level 1 need to ensure all kit is updated. Approximate price of kit is £220.
  • Students will attend work experience as part of the course.
  • On completion of the course successful candidates will have a follow up interview and skills test to establish suitability for the Hairdressing NVQ level 3 programme.
  • A realistic working salon builds candidates' confidence, experience and awareness of the industrial salon environment.

Course content

This full-time NVQ Diploma Level 2 qualification is aimed at developing candidates to become junior hairdressing salon stylists and covers basic hairdressing techniques. It is the second level of qualification within the hairdressing framework, leading to other qualifications at levels 2 and 3.

Alongside this qualification students will also undertake: ESW Edexel BTEC Level 2 Award in Customer Service VTCT L2 Award in Reception Duties VTCT L2 Award in Retail knowledge VTCT L2 Award in Employer Awareness.

Entry requirements

Candidate must have completed Hairdressing NVQ Level 1 and the core Essential Skills, and be successful with the entry interview and skills test.


Continual practical observation on real paying clients throughout the programme. Written tests and oral questions for each unit and three assignments to ensure essential knowledge and understanding.

Future opportunities

This qualification is the minimum requirement for the qualified hair stylist. Level 2 is an essential requirement for progressing onto Hairdressing Level 3.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Pibwrlwyd is a friendly campus in a rural setting on the outskirts of the market town of Carmarthen which is also the commercial centre for a large and thriving area. The campus is home to a wide range of curriculum that spans further and higher education. Key activities on the campus include Automotive Engineering, Business and Management, Catering and Hospitality, Equine Studies, Animal Science, and Teacher Training. All activities are well supported by resources and facilities including:

      Modern ICT equipment and laboratories
      Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salon (Salon Pib)
      A well-stocked Learning Centre / Library
      Merlin’s training restaurant which is open to the public and available for small meetings/seminars
      An indoor riding arena with disabled access as well as an outdoor arena
      State of the art motor vehicle workshops
      An exotic animal care centre which incorporates reptiles, fish and amphibians
      The location, facilities and staff all contribute to creating a close learning community on the campus where everyone is supportive and caring particularly towards the students’ needs.