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Part time Certificate in Hairdressing

Programme Description

This level two part-time, exiting taster course is designed for those who have an ambition to work in the hairdressing industry. It covers all the basic hairdressing treatments and it will provide you with a good foundation from which you could progress to higher level courses.

Learning in the college’s commercial training salon you will develop the essential skills needed for your career path as a hairdresser.During the course you will develop practical expertise and essential knowledge of the industry.

This course provides you with the practical opportunities allowing you to complete your assignments and put your skills into practice in a real hairdressing salon environment.

Throughout this course, you will be assessed through practical skills tests and written assignments that will run alongside the modules you are studying. This level two certificate includes the required elements to work effectively as a hairdresser including cutting, colouring, perming and dressing hair.

Programme Features

The college runs a commercial training salon which is open the public and provides you with a real working environment, allowing you to gain a sense of how it will feel to work in the industry. 

There is an emphasis on supporting you in becoming an independent learner through individual planning, target setting and development. 

You will be involved in a thriving programme of activities including trips and events as well as taking part in national competitions.

This is a part-time course held over one evening a week.

Progression & Employment

This course focuses on providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to progress to a higher level course, apprenticeship and ultimately employment as a junior hairdresser. 

Undertaking the right training at the start of your career is a great long-term investment in your career prospects.

Progression would be to a level two diploma course or in commercial salons or working in industries such as television, film, theatre and media, cruise liners, wigmakers, barbers and self-employment.

Programme Content

The level two hairdressing  course consists of mandatory units delivered over one year part time:

  • The art of dressing hair
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Working in the hair industry
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Colour and lighten hair

Programme Assessment

As part of this programme the following methods of assessment will be used:

  • Practical examination
  • Continuous assessments
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Written assessments

Programme Entry Requirements

Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview however a positive attitude to learning a vocational skill is required. 

We require a minimum of four GCSEs at grades A* to D with two C grades, one being either English/Welsh (first language) or maths. Or we accept successful completion of a level one vocational qualification in a relevant subject.



Additional Costs

Course cost £254.

You will have access to a range of equipment and resources. In addition, the kit and a uniform will need to be purchased.

This information will be given prior to your start date. Funding may be available and discussed with your tutor on induction day.