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

Course description

You will get the knowledge, skills and understanding to be a junior hairdresser/ stylist. This qualification is recognised by the UK’s leading professional hairdressing associations.

Course content

ou will learn to:

• Advise and consult with clients

• Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

• Cut hair using basic techniques

• Change hair colour

• Style and finish hair

• Set and dress hair

• Ensure responsibility to reduce health and safety risks

• Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation

• Promote additional services or products to customers

The purchase of a hairdressing kit is essential for this course. Personal appearance must reflect industry standards.

Entry requirements

A level 1 hairdressing qualification, English and maths at grade 1 or above. You should demonstrate knowledge of the hairdressing industry and wish to take up a career as a hairdresser.


Observations of practical ability, photographs of work, treatment plans, written assignments, external tests, online learning and portfolio completion.

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: 06 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 years


  • More information
    • The Huddersfield Centre opened in September 2013 and is fitted with state of the art equipment.
      The new centre offers:
      Nine floors of classrooms and workshops, gym, training restaurants, hair and beauty salons, mock air cabin simulator, student services, ATM machines, free wi-fi and much more.