Women's Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

Once successfully completing you’re your Level 2 hairdressing certificate, the Level 2 Diploma is your second stage towards seeking a career as a employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on the hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognized by the UK’s leading professional body (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior hairdresser/stylist.

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. Learners will start full colour and cutting skills on clients.

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

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Hair & Media Make-up

You will need 4 GCSE’S at Grade 3 or above plus maths and English and a successful interview with a Hair and Beauty Expert.

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 and demonstrating professional standards and expectations needed to work in a salon.
These skills you will learn on this second year will develop to a higher level to enable you to perform services independently and progress on to Level 3.

The art of cutting women’s Hair
Plaiting and twisting hair
Perming hair
Promote products and retailing
Create an image based on a theme
Cutting Gents Hair

Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies
Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques
Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services

What else could I do?

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

Career opportunities as a junior hairdresser/stylist exist in a variety of contexts, including:
Commercial hair salons
Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
Product manufacturing and training
Cruise ships

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

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and ther 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.

There 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.

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