Women's Hairdressing Level 2 Certificate

Level 1 Diploma
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 Women’s Hairdressing is to enable you to develop you 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 Certificiate 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!

Further Details

Course Location

Stockport College


College 16-18

Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Hair & Media Make-up

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including maths and English.
Completion of a successful interview with a Hairdressing Expert is also required.

All units in this quallification 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.

Client Consultation
Health and Safety
Shampoo and Condition Hair
The Art of Colouring Hair
The Art of Dressing Hair
Working in the Hair Industry
You will learn colouring and cutting basic techniques to prepare you for progression onto the 2nd year – Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing.

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 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 are my Career Options?

Juinor 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

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knnowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electonic 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 a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0300 300 0090 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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Stockport college at a glance
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Wednesday 2nd February

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