Canterbury College - VRQ Hairdressing Level 2
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Qualification: VRQ Hairdressing Level 2
Start date: 20/02/2023
Weekly hours: 9 hours
Location: Canterbury College
Fee: £3,384
Duration: 30 weeks

VRQ Hairdressing Level 2

From consultations to styling, this course has a strong vocational emphasis, enabling you to develop practical hairdressing skills recognised by employers.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will have the opportunity to develop the essential skills required in order to build a career in hairdressing. Students have the opportunity to compete in College competitions, with winners going on to national and international WorldSkills competitions.

The course has a strong vocational emphasis, allowing you to develop practical skills recognised by employers. You'll be encouraged to develop your own abilities, and also to communicate and interact with external clients.

  • Consultations and diagnostics;
  • Cutting;
  • Colouring;
  • Styling and setting;
  • Stock control;
  • Interacting with the public;
  • Health and safety;
  • Functional Skills.

This qualification will require you to develop an effective working methodology, which will enable you to react positively and creatively across a diverse range of assignments and creative activities.

How will I be assessed?

You will be continually assessed throughout the course and will complete practical assessments on paying clients, as well as written assignments and online tests. You will create a portfolio of evidence to display your achievement.

What may it lead to?

This can lead to the Level 3 Hairdressing course at Canterbury College, entry onto an Apprenticeship scheme or employment within the hairdressing industry.

Additional information & other costs

Students will need to purchase a uniform and hairdressing kit from our approved suppliers and must abide by our professional dress code.

Work experience is highly recommended but not essential.

Fee-paying models may be required for some assessments.

More information and course fees can be discussed at interview.

*This course may be free to those who are 19+ and are unemployed or on a low income. To discuss requirements, please contact our Student Information Centre on 01227 811188 or email

Entry Requirements

Please see our Group entry requirements

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111