Hairdressing Diploma – Level 2

Following on from your Level 1 Diploma, this qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge to work competently as a hairdresser in a professional environment. This job ready diploma is based on the National Occupational Standards and ensures that the essential techniques, presentation and people skills required to excel within a hairdressing career become second nature to all participants.

KC's VTCT Level 2 qualification will see you covering and implementing salon health and safety, how to advise and consult with clientele, the importance of presenting a positive image, changing hair colour, technical hair and scalp conditioning, essential basic hair cutting techniques and practices, styling and finishing…the list is endless.

You'll take part in both regional and national external competitions, as well as curate an extensive portfolio of your work to take with you as your career progresses. This intensive course will leave you with the knowledge and confidence to flourish within the hair industry and make a lasting name for yourself.


  • What will be studied

    This Level 2 Diploma covers all aspects of working in a unisex hairdressing salon, modules will include:-

    • Extensive Health and Safety
    • How to give clients a positive impression of both yourself and your organisation
    • Basic techniques for cutting hair
    • The key principles of how to advise and consult with clients
    • How to change a hair colour
    • Styling and hair finishing techniques
    • Setting and dressing hair
  • What are the entry requirements?

    All under 19's are required to have the following:-

    • 4 of more GCSE's at grade F or above
    • Hairdressing Diploma Level 1 qualification
    • A good standard of education

    All candidates are required to have:-

    • A strong work ethic
    • Excellent people skills
    • Provide a suitable reference
  • Where does this course lead to?

    Completion of this course will allow hairdressers to become eligible to become a State Registered Graduate Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.

    You will also be able to continue on to study

    • Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma
    • Salon Management Level 4


  • What qualifications will be gained?

    At the end of this one year study period you will gain a Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 qualification

  • How will this course be delivered?

    Lectures will be a mix of theoretical and practical work

    You will be taught through presentations, practical demonstrations, independent work, 1:1 support, tutorials and group critiques.

    As with Level 1 of this qualification, a work placement of a minimum of 60 hours will be completed as part of this qualification which will be arranged by the college. A work placement is essential in the hair industry, allowing you to experience what it is truly like to be 'on the job', to learn from your colleagues and to perfect your skill and confidence.

    You will also be working under supervision within our awarding-winning Elements salon which is on-site at our main Kidderminster College campus.

    Work placements and work experience at Kidderminster College is designed so that you are able to build both your confidence and skills to that you will be able to work effortlessly within the industry.

    You will get a chance to enter external competitions and really show-off your skills in both a regional and national setting.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed continuously via:

    • Practical assessments and observations
    • Assignments
    • Online examinations
  • How to get a place?
    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE 
  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or email for more information and advice.

    In order to participate in this highly popular course you will require a uniform and kit

    Whilst on this course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson takes, such as:-

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad
  • Exam Board:

    You will be able to continue on to study

    • KC Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma
    • KC Salon Management Level 4 Diploma

    Career opportunities as a junior stylist exist in a huge variety of contexts, for example:-

    • Within a commercial salon
    • As an independent/self-employed/mobile or home-based hairdresser
    • Within television, film, theatre and media
    • In the Armed Services
    • On cruise liners
    • In hospitals or care homes


Start Date : September 2021 End Date : July 2022 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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