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Diploma in Hairdressing Level Two – standalone

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in the hairdressing industry

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Hair
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 52
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £2573
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Course Information for Students

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in the hairdressing industry. It allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in this field.

You should want to pursue a career in hairdressing and should be employed – or volunteering on a regular basis – in a salon.

  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Working in the hairdressing industry
  • Shampooing and conditioning hair
  • Cutting women’s hair
  • Colouring and lightening techniques
  • Perming
  • Client consultation
  • Displaying products to promote sales
  • Salon reception duties

This course will be delivered on-site.

The cost of the course is £1,200.

You will need hairdressers’ scissors and other equipment, as well as a laptop to access your e-portfolio.

You will be assessed through a range of practical assessment techniques, observations, assignments and online examinations.

You will be supported by an assessor throughout your course.

You could progress to a Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma, or advance your career in a salon, as a salon owner or as a self-employed hairdresser. 

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Course Information for Employers

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Hairdressers and Barbers


Hairdressers and Barbers

Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors


Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 1, 2023 1:30 pm