Level 2 Certificate in Women's Hairdressing

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


College 16-18


Hair & Media Make-up

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

17:00 -

Course Fee

£ 632.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


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 Certificate 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!

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 3 or above (including maths and English Language).

What you will Learn

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.


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


You will progress on to your Level 2 Diploma for the second year.

Career Options

Junior 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

Mandatory Units

Client Consultation
Health and Safety
Shampoo and Condition Hair
The Art of Colouring Hair
The Art of Dressing Hair
Working in the Hair Industry

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

Extra Costs Involved

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Hours Per Week

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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