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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.
Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
Level 2
Full-Time, Part-Time

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. 

Assessments will be carried out on paying clients. 


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Available Sessions

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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing





Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing





Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing





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Ideal If:

You would like to train to become a Junior Stylist and work in the hairdressing industry.

You'll Learn:

How to style and finish hair, cut hair and colour and lighten hair. You will also advise and consult with clients and fulfil reception duties

You'll Love:

Getting experience in the college salons, Shadeka, Revive and De Courcey. Visits to Denman, Professional Beauty in Dublin and Belfast and entering competitions.

Specialist skills delivered by external companies such as Wella and Salon Services.

You'll Progress:

Successful completion of this course can lead to employment or further study on the Level 3 Hairdressing programme. We also offer Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up.

You'll Need:

to be over 16 years (part-time will be over 18 years)

2 GCSEs at Grade D or above - preferably English and Maths (for full-time course)

And successful outcome at skills test and interview.

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

The full-time course will be timetabled over 21 hours per week ie - 15 hours of vocational classes, 2 hours per week employability training and 4 hours per week Essential skills English, Maths and ICT.

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. 

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. 

Completion of the VTCT COVID Infection Prevention qualification is mandatory in the first month of your 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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