Women's Hairdressing Level 2 Certificate

Course Overview

The hairdressing industry is a fast-developing skill set that is different every day. There are over 30,000 Hair Salons within the UK and currently taking on new stylists every year. If you are passionate about Hairdressing and wanting to expand your skills and knowledge; then this is the right course for you.

Our Level 2 programme is designed to prepare you for working on clients. It will allow you to gain confidence and skills in becoming a junior stylist within a Hair Salon. We will ensure you are supported every step of the way; ensuring you succeed and progress to a career in the Hairdressing industry.

The main purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing Services is to enable you to develop your hair skills, techniques and knowledge, which will prepare you to progress to the next year of Hairdressing.

The course is a 2 year programme. You will achieve your Level 2 Certificate in the first year.

Your future is our top priority. Preparing for industry is your top priority. We can work together to ensure your dream is fulfilled!

Course Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including math’s and English. Completion of a successful interview with a Hair and Beauty Expert is also required.

Course Skills & Benefits

All units in this qualification have been specifically designed to prepare you for working on clients in a real salon environment. You will develop knowledge of the hairdressing sector and work alongside colleagues completing clients in a real salon environment.
You will gain skills of demonstrating professional standards and expectations needed to work in a salon. These skills you will learn on the first-year journey will be carried through to your second year.

Mandatory Units

Client Consultation
Health and Safety
Shampoo and Condition Hair
The Art of Colouring Hair
The Art of Dressing Hair
Working in the Hair Industry

Optional Units

You will learn colouring and cutting basic techniques to prepare you for progression onto the 2nd year - Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing.

Course Progression

You will progress on to your Level 2 Diploma for the second year. This allows you to really grasp the technical skills involved in Hairdressing.

What else could I do?


Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies
Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques
Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services

What are my Career Options?

Junior Stylist in a Hair Salon
Progression onto an Apprenticeship or 2nd Year Full Time Course Salon Reception Work
Leading on to become a Hair Stylist Mobile Hair Stylist
Cruise Liner Hair Stylist

Course Assessment

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:
Observed work
Witness statements
Audio-visual media
Evidence of prior learning or attainment
Written questions
Oral questions
Case studies

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and there European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on the 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners - please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

These is a Kit and Uniform that must be purchased within the first 6 weeks of your course. Please discuss this with a Hair and Beauty Expert on your interview.

Course Additional Information