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Hairdressing (Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma) — Full-time

Course outline

This is a great course for anyone who wants a career in hairdressing. You will be taught all the basic skills to be able to have a lifelong career in this incredible industry.

Units include:

  • Salon manager
  • Working in the industry
  • Consultation
  • Shampooing and conditioning hair
  • Promote products and services
  • Basic cutting
  • Colour and lightening
  • Perm and neutralise
  • Art of dressing
  • Create an image based on a theme
  • Salon reception

You will be taught personal and social development skills, which will help prepare you for the industry and employment.

Our hairdressing lecturers will offer you a wide range of expertise, guidance and support whilst delivering an interesting course. 100% commitment to our learners is our passion and sharing our industry experience is a huge enjoyment we will provide.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2023/24.

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Location Date
Stoney Street

Start: Monday 4th September 2023

Course code: C043142 / Q043143


City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing


1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 9–3 (A*–D), including English and maths – one of English or Maths must be grade 9–4 (A*–C).

Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above.

All students must undertake and pass a practical dexterity test prior to enrolment to ensure you are suitable for this course.

If you are a progressing student, you must have achieved 90% attendance and passed a relevant Level 1 course. Please speak to your tutor regarding your progression options.

Teaching & assessment

Practical assessments will take place in one of our salons working on members in the group and clients, you can also bring along friends and family members for a pamper.

Theory assessments will take place through exam, assignments and creating a mood board.


Following the successful completion of the course and tutor recommendation, you may be able to progress to:

  • Level 2 Beauty Therapy
  • Level 3 Hairdressing
  • Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up
  • Level 2 Barbering
Additional information

You will need to buy a kit and uniform. Kit and uniform costs are to be confirmed and will be discussed at interview.

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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