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NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hair at The Academy Hair & Beauty Ltd

Course description

What will the course involve?

The Academy, in partnership with employers and sixth forms, offers NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing. This course runs for 12 months. If you are over the age of 18 you will come to The Academy 1.5 days per week and do a salon placement to build skills and experience. If you are aged 16-18 you must be an employed apprentice in a salon and will come to The Academy one day a week.

The course involves successful completion of the following specialist units:

  • Health and Safety
  • Positive impression of yourself and the organization.
  • Consultation
  • Shampoo and Condition hair
  • Colouring hair
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cutting hair

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto this course, you are normally required to have:

  • A minimum of 3 D’s but C’s or above are preferred
  • A VRQ in hair or beauty or other related qualifications
  • A strong commitment to working in the industry 


You will be assessed throughout the course by building a portfolio of evidence. To gain the full NVQ all nine units need to be completed. You will be responsible for bringing clients for practical assessment. You may be required to complete Functional Skills in maths and English to Level 1 or 2.

Future opportunities

You can progress to a NVQ Level 3 or seek employment in the industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Academy Hair & Beauty Ltd directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 1 Year