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The VTCT Level 2 Award in the Art of Dressing Hair is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in the creative art of dressing hair.


You will learn a variety of artistic techniques which will allow you to create a range of hairdressing designs using professional products and tools.  The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in hairdressing and provide you with the foundation for further learning, and to enable you to perform your own salon services.


 The units of study are :

  • Dressing Hair

The course will teach you to develop the creative skill of hair styling, dressing and finishing hair. You will learn how to identify the capability of your client’s hair which will allow you to choose from a range of products, tools and equipment to complete the look. You learn and then need to demonstrate the ability to blow dry, set, put up hair, use products and then finish your client’s hair using a variety of heated styling equipment before finally dressing the hair with accessories.


This course is completed over 4 days. The majority of this time will be spent gaining and learning practical techniques and carrying out treatments in our salon working on real clients with some training on head blocks. 


A gap is recommended between the training days.


There is also a theory content to ensure that you have the underpinning essential knowledge for each unit. Home study is required to ensure that you meet the necessary criteria through our Online Classroom OlivElearn.


This Course is fully accredited by VTCT - Vocational Training Charitable Trust, is a Government-approved awarding organisation.


Requirements: You will need to attend in a Plain Black T-Shirt and Black Trousers. You will also need a selection of brushes & Combs and a long hair headblock for this course.



Times: 9am – 4.00pm
Duration : 4 days


Dressing Hair L2 Award VTCT

SKU: AH20072
  • This course is ideal for those wishing to take a step into hairdressing and show a creative skill for styling hair for photographic work, bridal and other ocassions.  It works wonderfully for Makeup Artists who wish to do bridal hair as part of their overall service.   


    It is especially ideal for pre-16s students, beginners and adults who wish to pursue an introductory career into hair dressing. 


    Throughout the course you will be assessed by a combination of one assignment, one test and four practical assessments of your work in our salon; and you will compile a portfolio of evidence and looks achieved. 


    You will need a set of brushes & combs to work with; you will also need a  real long hair head block to practise with at home.  For your assessments you will be expected to bring in your own hair accressories to enhance your work.   


    Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable). This qualification is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.


    This qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the standard setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications.




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