Hairdressing VTCT (Level 2) Diploma

Hairdressing VTCT (Level 2) Diploma

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Hairdressing VTCT (Level 2) Diploma

This is a vocational qualification designed for learners aged 19 or over seeking a career as an employed or self-employed hair stylist.

The units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this specific job role.

This is a vocational qualification to develop practical skills, communication and professionalism. Throughout the year, students will work on external clients in hairdressing commercial sessions.

Duration 36 weeks
Study mode Part Time
Start date 02/09/2019
Campus Printworks Campus
Course code 72901-01
Fee 19+ £1,200

What you learn

This course includes all the required elements to work as a hair stylist. Mandatory units include;-

  • Working in the hair industry
  • Creating an image based on a theme in the hair and beauty sector
  • Colouring and lightening hair
  • The art of colouring
  • Cutting women’s hair
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Promoting products and services to clients in a salon
  • Following health and safety practice in the salon

Students will have the opportunity to further develop their understanding and skills with the addition of optional specialist units providing flexibility to develop knowledge.

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will develop a wide array of skills including:

  • Hairdressing up to L2 standard
  • Communication skills
  • Confidence skills
  • Industry understanding
  • Work experience and enterprise skills
  • Competition opportunities
  • Minimum standards and expectations within the industry
  • Health and safety legislation within the industry
  • Dexterity skills
  • E-learning is a key part of this course

How you will be assessed

Students will build a portfolio of evidence and be assessed continually throughout the programme.

Practical observations through assessment.

Written assessment will include assignments, workbooks and case studies

End of units tests

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

Printworks Campus.

Entry requirements

Learners will be invited in for an information and interview session on completion of the application form.

Previous employment, life experiences and a good level of maths and English.


Previous attainment of a level 1 qualification in hairdressing along with a successful skills test and interview.

What's next

Students can continue on to the Hairdressing Level 3 course, which will broaden employability and career opportunities.

Learners could also progress on to:

  • Working in a commercial hair salon
  • Working in retail concession
  • Working independently as a freelance/ in a home-based setting

Campus Locations

Printworks Campus

Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JY
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite

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