Hairdressing Level 2

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

This qualification is designed for learners who either work in, or wish to pursue a career in, Hairdressing.

The course reflects this exciting and dynamic industry and will help prepare you to meet the standards required by industry, future employers and clients.

Throughout the course you will learn, develop and practice the skills required to provide Hairdressing services for clients with various hair types. Units studied will include, Health & Safety, Shampoo and Condition, The Art of Dressing Hair, Colour and Lighten Hair, The Art of Colour, Cutting Women’s Hair, Client Consultation and Working in the Hair Industry.

To further enhance your employability skills, there will be opportunities for you to complete a one week work placement. This compulsory aspect of the course gives you the chance to apply the knowledge gained in class to the real world of work.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a portfolio of evidence and guidance, overseen by your Assessor, who will confirm your underpinning knowledge and observe your practical performance, ensuring you meet the required standard.

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 and above, including English, and Maths. It is a requirement, however, that you retake GCSE English and Maths as part of your programme, if you do not have Grade 4. This will ensure you can progress to a Level 3 course or apprenticeship, and will improve your future employment prospects.

Where can it take me?

You could progress to a Level 3 vocational course, such as Hairdressing.


You could consider a junior position as a Hairdresser in a salon. Self-employment could also be an option.

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