NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing Course in Bolton

With no experience necessary to enrol on our Level 2 NVQ diploma in hairdressing, consider this course an excellent introduction to your hairdressing career. If you want to lay strong foundations for your growth into the industry, begin your journey with RJL Education in Bolton now.

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  • Course overview

    Although a Level 2 course is entry level, a qualification from RJL Education will be supplemented by Level 3 hairdressing techniques. This will equip you with the skills that you need to confidently qualify from your course and walk into a successful career. You must be over the age of 16 to enrol.

    Your professional tutors will assess your progress on the course, providing a personal appraisal upon completion. This is to make sure you are progressing on the course and achieving the learning goals required by the centre.

    Due to the fast-track nature of the course, you must complete it in its entirety with no breaks or holidays other than over the Christmas period when the centre closes. This is to ensure you achieve your potential as soon as possible.

    Important information

    No previous qualifications required
    Fast track 20-week course
    Uniform provided
    Kit provided
    Lifetime access to our learning portal
    Must be over the age of 16
    Compulsory 100% attendance
    Book both NVQ hair courses at checkout and pay £6,798 (saving £500)
    On-site accommodation available
    Hotel accommodation available (low rates)


    Cost of £3,999
    Deposit of £499 is required for one course.                                                                                                                                                Book two courses and pay a deposit of £999
    Finance options available

    If you need help funding your course, click here


    Enrol now for an immediate start
    Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9am – 5pm (3 days per week)

    Our modules

    The modules on our course structure are VTCT approved, and are recognised by Ofqual and industry professionals. Our mandatory units cover what is needed to grow your skills and advance your career.

    • Style and finish hair
    • Set and dress hair
    • Cut women’s hair using basic techniques
    • Change the hair colour
    • Advise and consult with clients
    • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
    • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
    • Fulfil salon reception duties

    Our unique extras:

    • One practical day training off site at the Wella Academy*
    • Social media marketing (instagram, tiktok, facebook)
    • Business development growth/profits
    • How to use Olaplex
    • Balayage techniques
    • How to relax the hair using KeraStraight

    *For more information about the Wella Academy and the extra discounted learning available to you once you have enrolled with us, click here.

    Our kit

    RJL Education provides all our Level 2 NVQ diploma students with hairdressing and learning kits. These include:

    • Dolls 18″ real hair training head with clamp
    • Japanese scissors & thinning scissors
    • Cutting comb
    • Hairdryer
    • Straighteners
    • Pack of round brushes
    • Paddle brush
    • Sectioning clips
    • RJL over the shoulder bag
    • RJL Tunic

    Your future turnover

    We estimate that your potential turnover as a full time working level 2 are…

    ** Some regions will charge more or less, this is RJL’s guide to pricing


    What’s next?

    Once you have completed your course, you will gain a full NVQ Level 2 diploma in Hairdressing. Should you wish to take your education even further, you would then be able to apply for NVQ Level 3 diploma in Hairdressing.

    Book both our NVQ Hairdressing courses at the same time when you check out to make a saving of £500.

    This will require a deposit of £999. If you need help funding your course, click here

    Month 1

    You will be taught core skills during your first month, including shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp, styling and dressing hair, and the basics of cutting and colouring. Alongside these important practical skills, you will learn theory modules on topics such as health and safety, consultation skills, and even business management, during which you will learn entrepreneurial skills such as how to make a positive impression on social media.

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    Month 2

    During your second month, your practical training will become more specialised. You will gain an in-depth understanding of colouring techniques, using the different types of Wella lightening products, as well as more complicated cutting techniques such as graduation bobs and layered haircuts. You will also practise using different social media platforms to create pictures and videos of your clients. Your theory will also take a step up, as you’ll learn why we use rollers or heated appliances when setting hair, as well as understanding hair structures and growth cycles. You will learn about the ICC colour chart, neutralising unwanted tones, how products affect hair structure, and more.

    Month 3

    In Month 3, you will start recapping a variety of cutting techniques on both long and short hair, as well as begin to practise more advanced colouring techniques including foils, balayage, freehand techniques, and root fade. Your theory modules will start to become more specialised, including costs of running a salon, identifying profits against stock, understanding business promotions, booking systems, and more. Also this month, you will join other learners on an organised trip to the Wella Academy, where you will attend a full day on their focus 2 programme.

    Month 4

    Month 4 will see you learning more complex hair cutting techniques, including using club cutting and razor thinning. You will also gain further understanding of business management, such as promotion, reception, and giving off a positive impression. In this month you will learn about chemical straightening, Kerastraight, and relaxing natural hair. When it comes to theory, you will gain an understanding of how chemical and non-chemical relaxing products affect hair.


    Month 5

    In your final month on this course, you will gain the chance to implement all of the skills and theory you have learnt, aiming to work to salon timings and guidelines. You will be working within a realistic salon environment, completing all assessments and working on advanced techniques. Once you have completed your qualification, you are eligible to become a State Registered Graduate Hairdresser with The Hairdressing Council.

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    "Ruby and her team are just brilliant! The courses and tutors are 5*, friendly atmosphere, 100% knowledgeable in their field and training to the highest standard. Whether starting your career from scratch or wanting to build on your skills I would definitely recommend RJL Education."

    Enrol now

    Invest in yourself and build a beautiful future with RJL Education. Grow your career and develop as an individual by enrolling on one of our courses now.

    our luxury accommodation

    On the first floor of our education centre, we are proud to offer a luxury range of one, two, and three bedroom apartments to our learners. Combining high spec and beautifully designed apartments with a very convenient location, our secure apartments offer our learners the chance to live on-site as they complete their courses. Find out more about our accommodation options now.


    NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing

    Qualification Level:
    • Level 2
    • Included
    Course Length:
    • 5 Months (20 weeks)
    Course Days Of The Week:
    • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9am - 5pm
    Enrolling For:
    • January 2023
    • 100% attendance compulsory
    Vctc Registration Fee:
    • £93.50
    Multi Buy Saving:
    • Save £500 when you book both Level 2 & 3 courses at checkout - requires a £999 deposit