Hairdressing Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: HB002
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study Mode: Full time

This is a Level 2 Hairdressing programme that will develop your hairdressing skills enabling you to be job ready for the hairdressing industry. Learners will gain professional skills in the areas of cutting, colouring and styling hair.

What will I study?

The study programme will cover mandatory and optional units which will give you professional skills ready for the world of work in this industry. Mandatory units include:

  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Change hair colour
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques

Optional units will be discussed at the start of the course. They cover a broad range of topics such as reception duties, plaiting and twisting hair or attaching hair to enhance a style. Not all these areas will be assessed.

Entry Requirements

For students leaving school you will need a suitable reference from your tutor, evidence of good attendance and punctuality and a commitment to succeed. For mature learners (19+) you will need to display commitment to learn and achieve.


How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments on models in realistic working environments with industrial timings. Theory assessments can be online or paper based.

What can I do next?

You will be able to progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing if you are successful with your studies.

Your Study Programme

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Based in the Elizabeth Building within our £65 million campus, our salons are equipped to the highest industry standards. We have our very own commercial Spa Academy Hair and Beauty studios, including a spa, five hairdressing salons, a specialist barbering salon, a nail room, four beauty therapy studios and a media make up studio.

Enrichment & Employability

Every year, our hair & beauty students compete in Regional and National competitions such as the annual Association of Hairdressers and Therapists, The National Hair Federation Competition and Skills Olympics.

We also take our students to regular external events such as trade exhibitions, fairs and seminars, and trips to Wella, Illamasqua and Dennis Williams, to enhance their knowledge and learning experience.

To help our students learn about working in the industry, we host an annual industrial week where a number of employers and manufacturers such as Dermalogica, Jane Iredale and NSI come in to college to teach extra-curricular skills and provide advice on how to gain employment or progress to the next stage of your career. Many of these employers also offer work placements and voluntary opportunities, to help our students become ready for the workplace.

In additional to this, students also have the opportunity to take part in community events at schools, community centres and charity events which builds confidence, skills and enhances your CV.

Many of our students have gone on to own their own salons and you can even progress onto higher education following your studies.

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