The 10 best ways to ensure success in your NVQ in the hair and beauty industry

22 February 2023

An NVQ is a wonderful step towards growing your career and reaching new heights of success. The beauty and hair industry is a thriving and constantly evolving industry, with huge opportunities for growth. Our NVQ courses are perfect for people at the beginning of their career, as well as more experienced professionals who want to uplevel and upskill to take their jobs to the next level.

Here are some key steps you can take to ensure that you make the most of your NVQ course with RJL Education.

Be specific with your goals

Before you start your Hairdressing NVQ, it’s important to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. Do you want to gain the right practical experience to thrive in a busy salon environment? Would you rather improve your skill set to begin or expand your self-employed business? If you are focused on your end goal, you can approach your NVQ in Hairdressing with confidence and clarity. 

Know what to expect

Familiarise yourself with our specific NVQ process. Our NVQ courses differ from typical ones offered at colleges. Our Level 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses are fast-track, meaning you can complete it in a fraction of the typical time. We also offer unique business and marketing modules, so you are fully prepared to hit the ground running once you qualify. 

Stay organised

Keep track of your progress and make sure you’re meeting all of the required deadlines. RJL NVQ Hairdressing courses include regular assessments so you can easily track how your practical and theoretical skills improve. 

Get involved in the community

Engage with your course mates, your expert educator, and professionals within the beauty and hair industry as a whole. This will not only help you stay motivated, but it will also give you the opportunity to learn from others and make connections that may be helpful in your future career.

Practise, practise, practise

The more you practise, the better you’ll get! Make sure you’re taking advantage of every opportunity to hone your skills and develop your abilities. That’s why we make sure our learners leave our courses with all the necessary experience to feel confident in their skills, and able to start work in salons straight away.

Seek feedback

Ask your educator for feedback on your work and make sure you’re incorporating any suggestions for improvement. Our team of educators are all industry experts with tonnes of experience, ready to impart the best knowledge and techniques onto you. Make sure to make the most of their experience, they’re there to help! Find out more about our educators here

Stay up-to-date with industry trends

Make sure you’re staying current with the latest trends and techniques in the beauty and hair industry. This will not only help you stay competitive, but it will also give you a competitive edge in your future career. Once you qualify from a course with us, you get lifetime access to our online portal, which keeps you up to date with new tips, tricks, and trends that emerge within the hair and beauty industry.

Be proactive

Take the initiative to learn and grow, even if it means going above and beyond what’s required of you in your NVQ. This will show your dedication and passion for the hair industry, and will help you stand out to potential employers.


Make connections with industry professionals and other NVQ learners on your course. This will give you a network of support and can help you stay motivated and engaged throughout your learning experience.

Celebrate your successes

Don’t forget to take a moment to celebrate your accomplishments and reflect on all of the progress you’ve made. Celebrating your successes will help you stay motivated and focused, and will give you the energy you need to keep pushing forward.

Enrol on a Level 2 or 3 Hairdressing NVQ at RJL

The beauty and hair industry is a wonderful field with many opportunities for growth and success. By following these ten tips during your time at RJL you’ll be well on your way to ensuring success in your NVQ. Take a look at our NVQ courses here, and if you want to see what other courses are available, check out our courses page now!