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Hairdressing NVQ - Level 2 at Dudley College

Course description

A Hairdressing NVQ is for anyone who is serious about a career in hairdressing,. The qualification will help you to develop your skills and knowledge to become a qualified stylist.

Course content

Basic practitioner level hairdressing programme covering:

• Consultation/hair and scalp analysis
• Shampooing and conditioning
• Setting and dressing hair
• Styling hair
• Cutting
• Colouring
• Basic cutting of mens hair
• Teamwork/values and behaviours.
• Functional skills/GCSE resit
• Work experience and voluntary work
• Reception duties
• Health and Safety and environmental sustainability.

Entry requirements

A successful interview and practical activity. You must demonstrate good communication and personal presentation skills and display a positive attitude to study.


Continuous course assessment including:

  • Assignments (for revision)
  • Online tests.

Production of a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to external verification.

You are expected to take part in the college's work experience programme and open days during your course of study.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.


Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund


Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555

Future opportunities

Hairdressing NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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