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Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

The Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing is ideal for those wanting an insight into the Hairdressing industry. The course is practical based and offers learners the opportunity to train in a wide range of skills such as cutting, colouring, perming, and a variety of hair styling techniques.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • The art of dressing hair
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Health and safety practice in the salon
  • Cutting women's hair
  • Colouring and lightening hair
  • Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp
  • The art of colouring hair
  • Working in the hair industry

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course and are required to complete your assessments on a commercial client (paying customer).

At the start of your course, you will practice the skills on friends and family members, following this, you will be required to bring clients in for your assessments.

You are also required to build a portfolio of evidence to support what has been carried out over the period of your course.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to a grade D) or above, including English and maths.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are 19+, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Students who complete this course are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.

There's a wide range of career opportunities as a junior hairdresser/stylist within:

  • Commercial hair salons
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
  • Product manufacturing and training
  • Television, film, theatre and media
  • Cruise liners
  • Armed services
  • HM Prison Service

Students will also have the opportunity to develop their skills further by undertaking more advanced qualifications at level 3, including:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

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