Course Overview

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies (QCF) is ideal if you aspire to a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser or stylist. The qualification is based on the hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional body, The Hairdressing Council.

Course Structure

This qualification can be achieved through you gathering evidence in the College’s realistic working environment without the necessity for paying clients.

The content of the course comprises all the elements you will require to work as a junior hairdresser/stylist.

Mandatory Units include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Client Consultation
  • Shampoo and Conditioning Hair
  • A Research Unit - Working in the Hair Industry
  • Cut Women’s Hair
  • Colour and Lighten hair
  • The Art of Dressing Hair.

You will also develop your skills and understanding by studying technical Units.

You will be required to attend some twilight and evening sessions.




Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade D/3 including English and Mathematics.

Successful completion of a Level 1 Hairdressing qualification.

You will be invited for an interview and will be required to take a skills test.


English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.


On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to become a graduate State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.

You may choose to further develop your skills by progressing to a Level 3 course.


Things You May Need

You will be required to purchase and wear a uniform and buy some equipment such as make-up and brushes. All the necessary uniform can be purchased from the Department throughout July, August and September.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
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Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
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For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
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