Hairdressing (Colouring and Cutting) Level 2 Technical Certificate

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This course is for those who would like a career in hairdressing. You will develop your knowledge and skills of hairdressing services and treatments working in our commercial salon.

This qualification has been designed to equip a learner with the basic technical skills and knowledge required for progression into the hairdressing industry as a junior stylist in cutting and styling.

This is a full-time course which will require you to purchase mandatory work wear and your own personal hairdressing equipment.

This vocational qualification will enhance your chances of employment and progression onto future courses.

What I'll learn

The topics covered in this qualification are:

  • Principles and practice of hairdressing
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Style, set and finish hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Plait and twist hair

You will work on a range of clients of different ages, genders and ethnicities to develop your competence to work on all clients.

You will also learn theory to complement your practical work.


How I'll learn

This course consists of a mixture of practical and commercial classes, theory projects, independent study, tutorial sessions and assessments.

Work experience is also an important element of this course.


How I'll be assessed

To gain this qualification you will need to pass all mandatory elements as set by the Awarding Body City and Guilds:

  • Theory exam
  • Synoptic assignment
  • Employer Involvement


Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English and maths


Level 1 Hairdressing and Functional Skills or entry by successful interview with an emphasis on life skills, employer references, previous education and communication skills.

It is essential to purchase personal equipment and salon work wear costing £400-£500.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.