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Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing (Part Time Day)

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist.

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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?: Y
Weeks: 10
Hours: 9.00
Start: 08/05/2025
Tuition: £1265
Days/Times: Monday 9.30 - 18.30
The Roundhouse

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Course Information for Students

This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a hairdresser/stylist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of anatomy, health and safety, client consultation, and products, tools and equipment. You will also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to effectively consult with clients, shampoo and condition, and cut and finish their hair. You will also develop interpersonal skills, which will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude.

Initial assessments in English and Maths will need to be completed, achieving at least Entry Level 3 if you have not previously achieved a Grade 4/A-C in English and Maths.

There is a range of mandatory and optional units to complete, including:

  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • The art of colouring hair
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cut women’s hair
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon.
  • Perm and neutralise hair

We encourage all of our students to gain a work experience placement to enrich your learning form the classroom. 

This course will be delivered on-site.

You will study for 8 hours per week over 1 day. Your timetable will consist of the following lessons:

  • Practical Class.
  • Theory and Class.
  • Assessment Workshop.
  • One:one appointment with your Personal Tutor.

There is a kit and uniform to purchase prior to the start of your course in September: full details will be given at your interview.

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.

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:

  • Observed work
  • Witness statements
  • Written questions
  • Oral questions

Further study

You can progress to Level 3 Hairdressing, Level 2 Barbering or a Hair Apprenticeship.


This course is an excellent starting point for a career in the Hair and Beauty sector.  The following career progressions are dependent on the level of qualifications that you achieve.

  • Into employment as a Hairdresser or Barber in the industry.
  • Employment as an Industry Specialist for Hairdressing or Barbering.
  • Working independently/self-employed/mobile/or in a home-based setting.
  • Salon Manager.
  • Employment/further training in television, film, theatre and media.
  • HM Prison Service.
  • Cruise Liners.
  • Hospitals/Care Homes.

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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

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Course Information Last Updated On: May 2, 2024 4:42 pm