Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

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12th August 2021
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NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing

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Course Overview

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Start your career in the hairdressing industry with our 6-month adult learning programme

The Learning Curve Group Hair & Beauty Academy is a dynamic and innovative vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing and barbering training at one of our state of the art hairdressing academies in Borehamwood, Camden, Chiswick, Loughton and Croydon. 

With our Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, you will achieve your qualification attending our academy 2 days a week for six months. Our adult courses are perfect if you're looking to launch your career as a hairdresser, with no experience necessary.

Each of our Academies is equipped with a state of the art training hairdressing and barbering salon and we offer training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience. Our technical training team are all professional teaching staff from within the industry to ensure that the training reflects current trends and meets the needs of hairdressing salons and barber shops.

All the staff at the LCG Hair & Beauty Academy are friendly and helpful. I completed my NVQ level 2 in Hairdressing on the adult course which helped me get a job in a salon. I enjoyed training with LCG so much I have decided to stay on to study for NVQ level 3. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is thinking about training to be a Hairdresser.

Lorna, Elstree & Borehamwood

Course Details

This is a 6 month programme at one of our 6 academies, where you will come in 2 days a week, either in the day, evenings or weekend.

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing and it will be packed with all the exciting practical skills and knowledge you require to learn how to cut, colour and style hair. You will be provided with a personal Tutor who will take you through your learning journey.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to advise and consult with clients and then provide a complete hairdressing service which includes, shampooing and conditioning, colouring, cutting and setting and dressing, and styling and finishing hair. You will also learn to develop communication and customer service skills, as well as become aware of environmental sustainability and commercial skills. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

On completion of your level 2 you will have the opportunity to progress through to your level 3 where you will
learn a range of new skills.


Course Units:

  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Set and dress hair
  • Styles and finish hair
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

The course will be internally and externally assessed using a variety of assessment methods including developing a portfolio of evidence and multiple choice questions.

Month One:

You will be inducted to your programme and learn about health and safety, client consultation and the science of hair. Your practical zoom sessions will commence, as you learn how to shampoo and treat the hair followed by learning how to style and dress hair.

Month Two:

You will develop your shampooing, styling and dressing techniques and learn the theory surrounding them. You will also complete your first haircut, learn how to correctly hold scissors and access our range of tutorials and live zooms that take place throughout the week to help you develop these skills further.

Month Three:

You will continue to develop your confidence with cutting hair. You will be taught the next steps for layering and graduation cuts. You will learn the science and techniques for colouring hair and will also begin working on real clients (lockdown dependent!)

Month Four:

You will continue to develop your cutting skills incorporating colour techniques. All your skills will be combined, as you practise to perfect each skill and work through theory elements to increase awareness and confidence.

Month Five and Six:

During your last 2 months you will gain the assessments you need to complete your qualification. These assessments will be carried out on clients in our state-of-the-art academy salons.
At the end of month 6 you would have achieved all aspects of your level 2 learning journey for you to now progress to your NVQ Diploma L3 Hairdressing course, where you will enhance your creative skills and develop your confidence to succeed in the industry


Two days a week for 6 months. Please note times and days may vary in each Academy for this programme so please ensure you check the exact timing for your academy of choice.


The course fee for the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing is £2,787.50 + VAT. Total £3,345.00
All students are required to purchase a uniform and kit costing between £104.00 and £180.00


The qualification may be fully funded in some circumstances, under the GLA or AEB budget.


During your 6 month programme you will also achieve a Level 1 Certificate in Enterprise skills and Employability. This will teach you key skills that will come in useful when you search for a job, or set up your own business after the course.

You will have the opportunity to develop your maths and English skills. You will be provided with a specialist teacher to teach you the skills required and you will have the opportunity to achieve your Functional Skills qualification.

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