Level 2 Certificate in Ladies Hairdressing (16-18 years)

This course offers the opportunity to develop skills in hairdressing, providing the foundation for a range of work opportunities in an industry that is both interesting and varied. 

Course Content

This qualification covers all the core skills and knowledge to equip you to seek employment or further training within the hairdressing industry.  The skills you will learn include services such as shampooing, conditioning, styling, dressing and setting hair, cutting and colouring.

Mandatory units:  

  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp.
  • Colour and lighten hair.
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Cut Ladies hair
  • Follow health & safety practice in the salon
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Working in the hair industry
  • Salon reception duties

All students receive tutorial guidance and are set personal targets to ensure satisfactory progress on the course.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be 16 years of age at the start of the course and have 3 GCSE's at grade C - D including English or Maths at grade C .   Good IT skills are essential as is access to a computer and the internet outside of college.  Satisfactory references, successful interview and diagnostic screening is required prior to any placement offer.

Duration and Delivery

One year, up to 3 - 4 days a week in College, plus one day a week work experience in a salon.   A minimum of 150 hours must also be gained working in our College Headmasters Academy salon.


This qualification will allow you to progress into employment or widen your career choices by progressing onto a Level 3 qualification such as the Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing, providing a clear disciplinary record and minimum 90% attendance have been achieved mostly merit/distinction grades. This qualification could also lead you to an a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing.

Additional Information

All learners will receive tutorial guidance and are set personal targets to ensure satisfactory progress on the course.  Learners will need to purchase their own kit and uniform for practical lessons.  To be awardedCandidates are assessed during practical 'on the job' situations.  Assessment will be continuous and students are required to demonstrate competency in a variety of tasks. 

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