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Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

Swindon College has developed hairdressing courses for mature students who wish to train for a career in the hairdressing industry.

This course is run over two evenings a week. Your timetable will consist of various subjects including; Workshops, Salon Sessions, Information Sessions (these could be in a class room/computer suites and the learning resource centre), Tutorials (to check your individual progress).

You will also have the opportunity to take part in hair shows, competitions and visits to trade exhibitions.

Entry Requirements

Admission is subject to a successful interview, enthusiasm, patience, good communication and artistic flair. A good level of Maths and English is desirable.

Fees information

The course fees are listed in the course information box below. You could be entitled to have your fees waived if you are aged 19-23 and do not have a full level 2 qualification or you are aged 24+ and unemployed. Please contact Students Services at Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1DY. Tel 01793 491591 or e-mail for details.

What do I need to bring?

Notepad and pen. *See under fees. You may be required to supply models/clients for practice/treatments on during sessions.

Assessment/Exam information

This programme follows a series of units that encompass all the information and practical work required by the Awarding Body VTCT.
A portfolio of evidence is obtained by completing practical services, assignments and written/oral questions.

Other information

We aim to achieve the highest professional standards. Our staff expertise and learning programmes have earned Swindon College the best reputation in the South West of England. The constant demand for our college leavers from commercial salon owners is proof of the quality that we deliver.
All classes are led by experienced and well qualified staff, whose main aim is to lead, guide and mentor students through their course, enabling and encouraging them to learn, expand their knowledge and maximise their individual potential.

What can I do next?

On successful completion you may now apply for an NVQ Level 3

Qualification description

NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
34 weeks per year 03 Sep 2018 28 Jun 2019 Tuition fee: £1,000.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Part Time
Times: 18:00 - 21:00
Hours per week: 6.00
Study days: TUWETH

Any extra costs

Students aged 19+ can contact Student Services regarding fees.
There will be some supplementary costs for equipment, books, course trips and visits.
Financial assistance may be available to cover these costs, please ask a member of staff about the Financial Support Fund.

How to apply

Apply for this course by contacting student services on 01793 498106 or email