City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing Level 2

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Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

City of Newport Campus

Start Date

Start Date
02 September 2024


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language grade D or above.

In a nutshell

This is the next-level course going deeper into the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful hairdresser.

This course is for you if...

... You love all things hair and beauty
... You’ve completing the Level 1 hairdressing course
... You want a blend of practical and theoretical study

What will I be doing?

The hairdressing sector is fast moving and there will be opportunities to learn new skills during and after your training.

You’ll learn about:

  • Client consultations
  • Reception skills
  • Shampooing
  • Blow drying
  • Setting
  • Colouring
  • Cutting
  • Perming
  • Promoting products and services
  • Hair/scalp treatments.

The course is delivered through a combination of:

  • Theory classes
  • Practical workshops
  • Real salon environments at the college
  • Commercial sessions
  • Demonstrations
  • Group work
  • Work placement - either weekly or on block

You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in:

  • Industry talks from experts in the field of hairdressing
  • In house competitions and the opportunity to enter Inspiring Skills Excellence in Wales and UK/World Skills competitions
  • Industry interviews

You’ll be assessed through practical and written assignments, online tests, portfolios, successful work placements and client feedback. Upon successful completion, you’ll gain:

  • NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing
  • Appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set and meet the needs of industry
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English
  • Creative Enrichment Skills (community activities and demonstrations)

What is expected of me?

To enter the course, you’ll need the Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language grade D or above.

You’ll need to be self-motivated, hardworking, numerate and have a friendly personality. There’ll be an expectation that you attend work placement in your programme. All delivery takes place on campus and there will be one evening a week when you may be in college until late. Attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a major requirement of this course.

What comes next?

Level 3 in Hairdressing or employment at a senior apprentice level.

Additional information

As a condition of your place on this course, you will be expected to purchase the appropriate kit, from our approved supplier, costing approximately £82 - £91 subject to review/inflationary price increase.

To reflect industry expectations, you will be required to wear a Coleg Gwent salon uniform which is to be ordered from our approved supplier. Details on how to order your uniform, with supplier payment options, can be obtained from your Head of School, Lecturer or Technician. The price for 2024/2025 is around £45, subject to inflationary price increase.

Additional costs could occur during the year for educational visits.

All costs are under review and subject to change.

Where can I study City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing Level 2?

City of Newport Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 02 September 2024

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team