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Hairdressing (Level 2) Apprenticeship at Central College Nottingham

Course description

You will need to be employed for a minimum of 16 hours a week in a hair salon. Students will come into College one day a week to complete the NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing and Functional Skills at the appropriate level.

Course content

Units studied include:

  • Advise and Consult with Clients
  • Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp
  • Change Hair Colour
  • Style and Finish Hair
  • Set and Dress Hair
  • Cut Hair using Basic Techniques
  • Responsibility for Actions to Reduce Risks to Health and Safety
  • Give Customers a Positive Impression

Plus optional units related to the course.

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grades A* to D (one of which must be in English Language), or equivalent qualifications. Level 1 in Hairdressing or Level 1 Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy is desirable but not essential. A good reference will be required.


There is continuous assessment of each unit. You will need to present evidence of competence via practical assessments and production of a personal portfolio of evidence.

Future opportunities

Career Opportunities:

Further Study:

  • NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing
  • Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Level 3

Career opportunities include:

  • High Street Salon
  • Health Spa
  • Luxury Cruise Liner
  • Hotel/Salons Abroad
  • Setting up Your Own Business

Further information

You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week in a hair salon. Your 30 hours includes one day in College. You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform. The uniform must be worn at all times in College. The kit costs approximately £219.00.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 09 March 2016
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    • This brand new facility, which opened in September 2014, offers hair and beauty courses from level 1 to level 3 in a modern industry-standard salon which is also open to the public.

      For appointments call 0115 914 6302