NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing in Bolton

An NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing is the perfect way to kickstart your career. No experience required - our hairdressing NVQ Level 2 Fast Track will help you set excellent foundations for your future in the hair and beauty industry.

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  • Course overview

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    Our fast track Hairdressing NVQ Level 2 course includes unique business modules and Level 3 Hairdressing techniques. After qualifying in just 20 weeks, you’ll have all the skills and confidence needed to step straight into a hair salon or go it alone.

    Important information

    • No previous qualifications required
    • NVQ Level 2 hairdressing fast track 20-week course
    • Uniform and 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

    0% finance options available directly with RJL Education

    *VTCT Registration fee applies £104


    Below are the dates you can enrol onto our fast track NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing course:

    Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm (3 days per week)

    If you cannot commit to this many days, request a call back and we will look into extending the duration to fewer days at the training school.

    Our modules

    The modules on our NVQ Level 2 hairdressing 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 hairdressing 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 Hairdressing NVQ Level 2 fast track also includes these extras to set you up for a successful career:

    • 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 of 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

    What’s next?

    Open doors fast with your NVQ Level 2 hairdressing qualification. Once you have got to grips with the basics, you can start planning ahead and consider what sort of path you want your career to take. 

    If you are ready to take your training up a notch, check out our NVQ Level 3 hairdressing course. This course is designed to teach you complicated techniques that will help you excel as a senior stylist. 

    If you dream of venturing into occasion hair, our Bridal and Occasion course could be the perfect next step for you, especially once you are confident with Level 2 techniques. Also, consider our Curly Blow Dry course  or fast track hair extension course if you love making customers feel their most beautiful.

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    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.

    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.

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    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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    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


    • 1
      • Day 60
      • Week 300
      • Month 1200
      • Year 14,400
    • 3
      • Day 180
      • Week 900
      • Month 3600
      • Year 43,200
    • 5
      • Day 330
      • Week 1500
      • Month 6000
      • Year 72,000

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    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.

    Luxury accommodation

    Don’t live in the area?

    We have luxury accommodation situated right above the education centre in Bolton. This means that you can study in comfort instead of having to do punishing commutes every day if you don’t live in the area. You can find out more about our accommodation here.


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    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
    • 100% attendance compulsory
    Vtct Registration Fee:
    • £104.00
    Multi Buy Saving:
    • Save £500 when you book both level 2 & 3 courses at the checkout - requires a £499 deposit

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