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The Leeds Hair Academy
NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Hairdressing

Training for Hair Salon Jobs at Yazz Academy, Yeadon, North LeedsOur NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Hairdressing course enables students to become fully qualified hairdressers at our NEW Academy opened in Yeadon, Leeds in March 2013, running in partnership with the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy.

The course is taught by dedicated NVQ educators. Lessons include theory work, demonstrations, projects and hands-on workshops.

Attending The Yazz Academy is your foundation for a successful career in Hairdressing. Study with us and you will learn at an industry accredited salon that provides a passport to jobs worldwide. When you enroll with us you can look forward to working under expert tuition and in the company of like-minded students all in a friendly, fun and stimulating surroundings. With courses accredited to the highest levels by City and Guilds and VTCT nowhere is better equip to help you graduate with the right blend of theatrical skills, practical abilities and relevant qualifications.

For further information and to register your interest in this course please contact the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or

NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Hairdressing
Course Duration: 12-16 months

Students will complete the NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing within 16 months with an opportunity for successful candidates to progress to NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing. The NVQ Level 3 has a course duration of 12 months.

Course Outline

The NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare students for entry into the hairdressing industry. Practical work experience will be an essential part of the course and you will already be in or seeking full time employment in an independent salon that we will work closely with allowing you to build up realistic commercial experience. Progression onto Level 3 will consist of creative cutting and colouring as part of the course.

Course Content

  • Cutting techniques
  • Colouring Hair
  • Client Care
  • Health and Safety
  • How to shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Consultation and communication skills
  • Styling, dressing and finishing the hair


During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected by students for assessment.
Assessment will consist of observed practical evidence and online testing.

What will I earn?

From 1st October 2010 a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices was introduced for young people aged 16-18. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the apprenticeship. You will work a minimum of 30 hours a week (Maximum 40 hours a week/8 hours a day if under the age of 18) with 20 days paid holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays. A grant of up to £1500 is available for salons accommodating our students (subject to meeting requirements).

Entry Requirements

  • Preferred GCSEs grade C or above in English and Maths
  • 16-18 years of age
  • Limited places available for 19 years+
  • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage


  • NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing

Career Opportunities

  • Stylist
  • Technician
  • Hairdressing product and manufacturers
  • Open your own business
  • Cruise Liners
  • Teaching and Assessing

How to Apply:

Email for an application for or telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411

Equality and Diversity

The Yazz group is committed to achieving equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so The Academy will actively work to achieve quality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality or faith.

Vacancies For Apprentices

We have salons in Leeds who are recruiting for apprentices to come to our Leeds Hair Academy.  If you are interested in working in a salon while you are gaining your NVQ qualification please get in touch with us.