City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Course Content

Mandatory units:

  • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Change hair colour
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques


Optional units:

  • Perm and neutralise hair

Who is the course for?

Level 1 NVQ Certificate in hairdressing and barbering qualification is the beginning of a career in hairdressing, an industry that is ever-changing and has no boundaries to success. Your qualification will introduce you to the basic elements that you need to and enable you to work on a range of practical skills in a real working environment.

Assessment Method

To gain this qualification you will need to show plenty of evidence that you have undertaken each unit. It is a practical qualification, so each learner gets through grounding in all the skill areas by a qualified tutor who will assess you using:

  • Observations -“ direct observation by your tutor watching you produce work
  • Oral questions - direct questions asked by your tutor to check your understanding
  • Written questions -“ questions you must answer in order to check your understanding of the subject area
  • Mandatory written paper -“ a written test paper that must be taken under controlled conditions.

Entry Requirements

For learners who have literacy and numeracy to a Level 1 standard or the equivalent qualification (City & Guilds Level 1NVQ Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering).

Future Opportunities

Your qualification will give you the basic elements that you need to help you become a qualified hair stylist and you can progress to further levels such as our Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing or employment within the industry.

When the course is run?

Tuesday 9am -“ 4pm and Thursday 9am -“ 4pm

For more information visit www.greenbankcollege.org.uk