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Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies

During this one-year course you will explore everything from blow drying, styling and cutting hair to colouring, dressing and treating the hair and scalp, in our commercial salon, The Lounge.

You will gain insight from haircare specialists and local industry professionals with an opportunity to gain a membership that is recognised by the industry.

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!

  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Blow-dry and style hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cut ladies hair
  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Set and dress hair
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Style hair with electrical equipment

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of practical assessments, examinations and an internal synoptic assessment.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above, including English and maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

If you already have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths but wish to achieve a higher grade, we can also support you to do this.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2021), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

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

Once you have successfully completed this course, you may choose to develop your knowledge and skills further by completing the level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing.

You are also eligible to become a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council. As a Junior Hairdresser/Stylist, you could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include!

  • commercial salons
  • independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
  • armed services
  • HM prison service
  • cruise liners
  • hospitals/care homes

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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“Being able to practise my skills on paying clients has given me the confidence to secure an apprenticeship working in a local salon.”

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies

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Why study Hairdressing and Barbering with us?

Real Experience

Practise your skills and knowledge by cutting, colouring and styling paying customers' hair.

Extensive Courses

We have a diverse range of courses with excellent progression opportunities.

Experienced Tutors

Tutors have industry experience and a passion for the subjects they teach.

Industry Competitions

Stand out from the crowd with prestigious competitions such as WorldSkills and AHT.

Creative Environment

Develop your creativity and skills in our modern, commercial hairdressing salon, The Lounge.

Latest Brands

You will work with the latest salon brands such as L’Oréal and OSMO.