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Women's Hairdressing VRQ Level 2 Diploma at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing (QCF) is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; the creative art of cutting or dressing women’s hair, how to provide effective shampooing and conditioning services, the artistic skill of colouring and lightening hair and how to provide a good consultation service for your clients.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your practical skills to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform salon services.

Course content

  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Working in the hair industry
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cut womens hair
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Display stock to promote sales in a salon
  • Promote products and services to clients
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Plaiting and twisting hair

Entry requirements

2 - 4 GCSEs grade A* - D (preferably including English and Maths), or A recognised Level 1 qualification

You will need to purchase salon wear, Level 2 hairdressing kit, textbooks and a fee towards consumables used on the course.


Continual assessments throughout the course Written assignments Written / online exams Practical assessments undertaken on paying clients

Future opportunities

  • Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Trade test may be required during progression interview)
  • Employment in a hairdressing salon
  • Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017
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