Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

Course description

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards (NOS). This qualification will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a hairdresser. 

On completion of this qualification you will be able to be responsible for health and safety in the salon, have excellent customers care skills, be able to advise and consult with clients, shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, change hair colour, cut hair using basic techniques, style and finish hair and set and dress hair.

Students of this course can to go on to further study in Level 3 hairdressing as an apprentice or employee.


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. On application you will be invited for an interview to discuss your needs.

Now enrolling for April 2022

Course type
Part time - one day per week over 12 to 16 months. Additional home study is required for projects, portfolio evidence, research and revision. 

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Find out more

This is the perfect way to begin your career in the hair industry. Learn from our experienced tutors whilst gaining real working experience in our brand new hairdressing training facility. Our unit-based approach means you can complete your training in stages, building confidence and professional competence as you go.

  • You will learn

  • Fees

  • How to apply

  • Health and safety in a hair salon
  • Customer service
  • How to advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treatment of the hair and scalp
  • Hair colouring
  • Hair cutting techniques
  • Style and finish techniques
  • Perming
  • Setting and dressing hair
  • Promoting additional products and services

All training and course materials - £3,010.50 (normally £3,345). 

Awarding Body registration and Examination fees included. 


Applicants who are eligible for ESF funding and are:

  • UK nationals living in England and Non-UK nationals subject to conditions – please enquire
  • 19-23 years old who hasn’t already achieved a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification

Kit required - £200

Once you have decided which course is right for you, please contact us to apply..  

If you're not sure and would like to talk through your options, meet the tutors and have a look around the academy, please arrange an appointment with us. 

Important information


What our graduates say

"I have really enjoyed studying my Level 3 Beauty Therapy course at IBHA. Our teachers Sam, Jodi and Debbie have been excellent and all have years of industry experience. The course is very detailed and I feel confident about going out and using my skills; it has also been great having the girls downstairs in the salon to mentor us too! IBHA also has the best CPD options and additional courses with industry leaders like Nouveau Lashes and Decleor. I'm so glad I chose to study here and will miss it lots when I graduate. Thank you so much." August 2017