Level Two VRQ Diploma in Women's and Men's Hair

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Retail and Commercial Enterprise

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title VRQ Diploma in Women's and Men's Hairdressing Level Two
Code 1149
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This course covers all the basic areas of hairdressing and offers a City & Guilds qualification.


Working in the hair industry Following health and safety practice in the salon Client consultation for hair services Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp Promoting products and services to clients in a salon Cutting women's hair Colouring and lightening hair Perming and neutralising hair The art of dressing hair Plus additional units from: Creating an image based on a theme within the hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy sector Displaying stock to promote sales in a salon Scalp massage Salon reception duties Plaiting and twisting hair

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is through observation of practical skills carried out on paying customers in the salon environment. Learners also participate in written and oral questioning or online multi-choice tests.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs grade D/3 and above Or level one diploma Or introductory diploma Or NVQ level one Or equivalent Where appropriate, any relevant previous experience or qualifications can be accredited towards the qualification.

Your next steps...

This qualification could help you gain employment in salons as a stylist or continue onto an NVQ Level two part-time course.