Hairdressing - Level 2 NVQ Diploma

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Are you good with people, hardworking and creative? Then this could be the course for you! Our City and Guilds, NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing (SCQF Level 5) course will enable you to build on existing basic hairdressing skills and enable you to follow a career in hairdressing. 

The course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge in basic hair cutting, colouring and styling and prepares you for further study and/or employment as a trainee hairstylist within a salon. 


No formal qualifications are required however good communication skills and a keen interest in Hairdressing are essential.

Skills for Work: Hairdressing level 4 or 5 or equivalent would be an advantage.

Applicants who meet the recruitment criteria will be provided with access to a Hairdressing kit, appropriate protective clothing and textbooks. 

Important note: Due to Health and Safety Regulations, applicants must be at least 16 years of age by 31st October 2024.


Units can include:

  • Shampooing and Conditioning Hair
  • Styling Hair
  • Cutting Hair
  • Colouring Hair
  • Long Hair Work
  • Competition Work
  • Commercial Salon
  • Work Experience

The above units are examples of what will be delivered within this course but may vary across campuses.


It may be necessary to attend a twilight class (4:30 until 6:30), one evening per week dependant on timetabling requirements.

Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: