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NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing (Apprenticeship)

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Rhos-on-Sea, Dolgellau
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    Part-time: 91 weeks (day-release basis)

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NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing (Apprenticeship)


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Course Description

Are you working as a stylist, or are you about to start your career in hairdressing? Would you like to enhance your knowledge and technical skills? This apprenticeship course enables you to gain a valuable Level 2 qualification whilst you work. It builds on your existing understanding and helps you to excel as a stylist.

The course covers all aspects of ladies' hairstyling, training you to a high standard in cutting, perming, colouring, bleaching, blow-drying and setting, as well hair/scalp treatments. In addition, you can acquire knowledge and skills in reception, health and safety and retailing.

Entry Criteria

  • You must be currently employed in a hairdressing salon
  • You should have a Level 1 hairdressing qualification, or equivalent professional knowledge
  • You must be enthusiastic, committed and willing to learn
  • You must have a calm, caring personality and well-groomed appearance
  • You will be required to attend an interview and provide a reference
  • You will be expected to purchase kit, uniform and books, costing approximately £270 (subject to change)

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Theory classes
  • Practical workshops
  • Real salon environments at the college
  • Commercial sessions
  • Demonstrations
  • Role play exercises
  • Group work


The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Portfolio of practical assessments for each unit
  • Assignments and tasks
  • Multiple-choice tests covering the underpinning knowledge
  • Your behaviour will also count towards your assessment, in terms of maturity, development, interaction and communication


The course gives you a valuable qualification and brings your hairdressing skills up to an advanced level. You will have the ability to excel, and will be able to progress from a junior position into a full stylist role.

You will also be prepared for further study at a more advanced level. You could continue to study part-time and progress onto the NVQ 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship course, which is also offered at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

Campus Information Dolgellau

Aimed at those who would like to pursue a career in the exciting, fashion- orientated world of Hairdressing.

Unit Information

This is a practical course to enable you to become a stylist. You will study all aspects of Ladies' and Mens' hairstyling including cutting, perming, colouring, setting, blow-drying, long hair, hair/scalp treatments, client consultation, reception, and health and safety. The course will provide you with the knowledge to pursue a career in Hairdressing.

Campus Information Rhos-on-Sea

The course consists of the following units:

Mandatory units:

  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Set and dress hair
  • Style and finish hair
  • Change hair colour
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risk to health and safety.

Optional units:

  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Promote additional services or products to customers
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
  • Plait and twist hair
  • Perm and neutralise hair
  • Attach hair to enhance a style

Additional Essential Skills units:

  • Communications Level 2
  • Application of Number Level 1
  • Information Technology Level 1

Other details

Course type: Apprenticeships

Level: 2

Programme Area:

  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy



Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

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