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Hair, beauty and holistics - VTCT NVQ in Hairdressing level 2 at Kirklees College, Dewsbury Centre

Course description

You will be trained to be a professional and employable stylist.

Course content

You'll cover:

  • health and safety,
  • giving clients a positive impression,
  • advising and consulting with clients,
  • shampooing, conditioning and treating the hair and scalp,
  • changing hair colour, style and finish,
  • setting and dressing hair,
  • cutting hair using basic techniques, and
  • salon reception duties.

You will work in the college's hair salon, a realistic working environment.

Entry requirements

• A level 1 hairdressing qualification, English

at level 1 and maths at entry level 3, or

• an initial assessment indicating that you are

working at level 1 and you are able to

achieve level 2 English and level 1 maths

within one year.

• You should demonstrate knowledge of the

hairdressing industry and wish to take up a

career as a hairdresser.


Your practical skills in providing hairdressing services will be assessed in a commercial hair salon.

You will also need to submit a portfolio of the work you complete during the course as evidence.

Financial information

As a full time student you should not need to pay any course or examination fees (under 19).

There may be a cost for equipment, educational visits, printing etc.

Future opportunities

A level 3 hairdressing industry qualification.

Employment, including salon work, self-employment, and cruise ships

Further information
01484 437070

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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: 27 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years