Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ




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City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (6008-02)

Commit one day a week to develop your hairdressing skills and become a qualified stylist with a combination of practical and theoretical assessments at the College Salon.

SKU: 1207F7311
ID: 24690

Fees are per academic year, subject to change


Pay a deposit of £212.50 per item

Is this course right for me?

This is an intensive part-time course compared to the full-time alternative route therefore good attendance, motivation and commitment are required. The course maintains the fun and experimental salon aspects as well as giving learners the opportunity to participate in educational trips, competitions and promotional events to enhance their learning.

This course normally runs one day per week, for 34 weeks, starting in September.

  • If under 19, relevant Level 1 or two GCSEs at grade D or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh
  • Good personal presentation and communication skills are required
  • Each application is considered on individual merit

Units to be studied 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 effectiveness at work
  • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques
  • Perm and neutralise hair

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Online examination
  • If taken as an apprenticeship then reviews with your assessor and employer will take place every 1-2 months and you will be expected to have developed your skills and knowledge between each review

Upon successful completion learners can progress to the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing.

  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • Hairdressing kit - this includes the basics you will need during the course and into the future - £399
  • Hairdressing uniform - £32/£58
  • Barbering kit - £183
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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