Hairdressing, NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Course code: HFWG102P

Subject area: Hairdressing

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 2

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

6th Sep 2021 - 1st Jul 2022

Witney Campus

Contact details

01993 703464

Abingdon & Witney College works in partnership with Lee Stafford and is proud to be home to the only Lee Stafford Hair & Beauty Academy in Oxfordshire. If you’re interested in a career in a salon environment, there’s no better place in Oxfordshire than the Lee Stafford Academy.

This exciting course at the Abingdon campus will allow you to develop your creative practical skills and teach you the theory alongside the practical units. Students will learn specially designed ‘recipes’ which are unique to Lee Stafford Education, reflecting some of the most cutting-edge styles seen in salons across the UK. You will learn how to complete the basics of hairdressing in all areas. Starting with health and safety and communication skills then progressing onto colour and cutting hair. In the Hair Studio you will have access to excellent industry-standard resources such as Wella. The enrichment side to the course opens more doors for you. Why not learn how to complete spray tans and Gelish, the list goes on. We offer so many different enrichment courses so you can gain lots of information and practical skills whilst you’re studying with us at Abingdon campus.

These are the typical units you will study over the duration of the course:

Health and Safety: During this unit you'll develop advanced skills in how to stay safe whilst in a salon. You also will learn how to identify different hair and scalp conditions to keep safe and to prevent spreading cross infections and infestation.

Cutting Hair: During this unit you will learn essential basic cutting techniques to enable you to be a stylist. Alongside cutting you will learn how to shampoo and condition hair and of course you will need to know how to finish the hair. We teach you how to blow-dry and set the hair for all hair types.

Colouring the hair: During this unit you will be learning a lot of hair science (it’s not all practical). We make it fun and interesting to help you remember the key terms and terminology. You will learn all the basics colouring techniques starting from full head colours to full head foils.

Plaiting and Twisting: During this unit you will learn how to plait and twist the hair. This unit is great to show your creative hair up skills

By the end of this course you will have developed a broad portfolio of creative work that will help you to progress.
This course is ideal for developing your skills in hairdressing, English and maths before progressing on to a Level 3 Hairdressing course. This course will also provide you the necessary skills to apply for an Apprenticeship or entry level job.
4 GCSEs at grade D/3 and above usually including Maths or English and a successful interview.
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost of £245 for kit / clothing and £25 for books. (Costs are given for guidance only.)

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £27.45
Kit / Clothing: £306.30

Total Cost: £333.75

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £1,250.00
Exam Fee: £87.00
Books: £27.45
Kit / Clothing: £306.30

Total Cost: £1,670.75

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £27.45
Kit / Clothing: £306.30

Total Cost: £333.75

On completion of this course you will receive a Level 2 NVQ is Hairdressing.
The majority of the theory work will all be based on an online portfolio whilst most units have an exam and course work related to them. This is a practical lead course and most units have 3-7 assessments. These will be completed on paying clients. You will also study GSCE or Functional Skills English and maths to support your entry to employment or further studies.
You will learn a variety of skills including colouring, styling and cutting hair. As well as practical skills you will obtain a range of transferable skills including written and oral communication, team working and self-directed learning.