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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

This course prepares you for a career as a junior stylist or progress to further courses of study.

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We have 3 sessions available for this course running in Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
16 £0.00 Apply Now
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
16 £0.00 Apply Now
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
16 £0.00 Apply Now

During your study, you may need financial support and SERC is here to help. Find out more information on student fees and financial support in the Student Finance section.

Course Overview

This course enables you to train to become a qualified hairdresser.

Modules studied may include:

  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Plait and twist hair
  • Fulfil salon reception duties

This course can be done on a full-time or part-time basis. 

The full-time course will be timetabled over 21 hours per week ie - 15 hours of vocational classes, 3 hours per week employability training and 3 hours per week Essential skills English and Maths.

Full time students who do not have at least a grade C in Maths, English and ICT will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT.

Entry Requirements

This course is for students age 18 and over

2 GCSEs at Grade C or above (this is for the Full-time Course)

Mature students who do not possess the entry requirements will be considered after interview and a skills test.

You will be required to complete an interview and skills test.

Where will it take me?

This course can lead directly to a career as a junior stylist. Alternatively, further study at a higher level ie Level 3 will lead to jobs such as stylists, working on cruise ships or management positions in the hairdressing industry.

How will it make me more employable?

If you are a full time student you will ‘Get the Edge’ by:


  • Gaining a vocational qualification demonstrating your technical competence
  • Gaining a Personal Development qualification demonstrating your employability skills (communication, teamwork, critical thinking)
  • Gaining hands on experience through Placements and Industry Projects
  • Getting involved in activities such as the SERC Volunteer Programme and SERC Student Companies.


This course will help you succeed in a highly competitive job market by developing the skills and knowledge which employers need you to have.

You will receive training in the College's fully equipped Hairdressing salons.  The salon operates as a real business, providing services for the local community.  The college provides a high standard of training and learning and has excellent links with employers.

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

This course will be achieved through assessment of competence in each skill area by observation, oral and written assessment on paying clients.

Additional Costs

Students will be required to provide their own materials and equipment eg kit and uniform. There will be an extra cost for these which will be discussed with you by the tutor.

This is a VTCT course
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures

  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted

  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.

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