VTCT Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing)


September 17th 2024

Career Paths

  • Salons
  • Spas
  • Mobile Hairdresser
  • Home Salon
  • Renting a Chair in a Salon
  • Cruise Ships
  • Film & TV

Level 2 Hairdressing Apprenticeship

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a work based learning programme. You will be required to work in a salon whilst you complete your training. It gives you the opportunity to learn, develop and demonstrate the skills of your trade in a real working environment.

Employers embrace apprentices in their salons and benefit from a more productive workplace as a result.

With the support of your employer, tutors, colleagues and peers you will flourish on the Omni Academy Apprenticeship programme.

Our Apprenticeship courses have been designed to be completed within 12 months. If you are not already in employment within a salon we will support you to find a placement. With excellent relationships with top local salons & spas we will make sure you have everything you need to complete your training successfully and achieve that all important qualification.

Earn While You Learn and Gain Hands on Salon Experience

As part of your apprenticeship you will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week in your salon. You will be paid for these hours. The Apprentice minimum wage is £6.40 per hour, however your employer may pay you more.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience within a salon environment whilst maintaining the nurturing and supportive care from your training provider.

Course Requirements

Students will need to achieve Maths & English GCSE’s at Grade 4 and above.
Didn’t get these results? Don’t panic! We can enroll you for Maths & English Functional Skills qualifications which will bring your existing grades up to the Level required.

There are no other Hair related entry requirements for this course. As this is a completely new skill set for most people, you will be taught everything you need within the course.

This course requires students to have a good level of written and spoken English. For more information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Course Duration

1 day per week for 1 year, Mondays (The rest of your week will be spent at your salon placement)

Course Content

* Hygiene, Health and Safety
* Shampoo & Condition Hair
* Style & Finish Hair (eg. Hair up, Blowdry, Set, Curl, Tong, Straighten)
– Basic Styles
– Creative Styles
* Cutting Hair
– Basic Styles
– Re-styles
* Colour & Lighten Hair
– Basic Colouring Techniques
– Creative and Colour Correction Techniques
* Perming
* Self Management
* Team Work
* Cross Promotion Techniques
* Consultation

Course Cost

Good news! Apprentices do not have to pay for any training as this course is fully funded.

The only cost is your Hairdressing kit, which will have all the tools and products needed for the duration of your training and beyond, uniform and textbooks!

Details supplied upon request.


At Omni we like to give you as many options as possible to help you achieve your qualification. Please see below a selection of what we offer. If you would like to discuss an alternative plan, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01932 23 23 22. See our funding page for more information.

Option 1:
Secure your place with a deposit, pay your balance 1 month before your course begins.

Option 2:
Installment Plan. Secure your place with a deposit, pay your balance via monthly instalments spread across the course length. Please be aware there is a 10% instalment fee applicable to this option. Please call us on 01932 23 23 22 for more information.


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