Hairdressing (Men’s & Women’s)

Level 2 Diploma

a student working on a client's hair in the college salon, with their lecturer

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Hairdressing (Men's and Women's) - Level 2 Diploma SF-HAIR2D-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus

Type of study

Academic Year 2021-22 (1 years)

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You will cover cutting, perming, styling and colouring men’s and women’s hair. You will work on clients in a professional salon environment which will prepare you to work in the industry. You will complete work related industry placements, which in the past has lead our previous students to secure themselves employment in the industry.

Four GCSEs at a grade 3 or above and of these four, one must include Science and preferably the other three remaining to include English and Mathematics.

The units you will cover include; 

  • Working in the Hair Industry
  • Health and Safety
  • Client Consultation
  • Promote Products
  • Cutting Women’s Hair
  • Colouring Hair
  • Perming Hair 
  • Art of Dressing Hair
  • Cutting Men’s Hair
  • Cutting Men’s Facial Hair


You will be taught in a realistic salon environment by lecturers with a vast experience in the industry. Your practical lessons will be in a fully working salon which is open to the public. You will have the chance to enter into competition work such as L’Oréal and VTCT World Skills. You will have practical assessments for each unit to do in the salons and a theory exam for each practical unit.

You will be internally assessed for your practical units and externally assessed for theory exams.

This course requires you to purchase a uniform and kit and we include trips to enhance your learning and experience of industry. All of these costs will be explained at interview and students in receipt of financial assistance will be supported with these costs.

Level 3 Hairdressing, Level 2 Barbering, Level 3 Theatrical Make Up, L3 Hair Professional Apprenticeship or employment.

The teaching and support was absolutely brilliant, they couldn’t have done anything more or anything better, if I had any questions my lecturers would always stay behind to help me if I needed it and their emails were always open, it was second to none. This college is the best by far.

Amber Searle, BTEC student

The teaching has been really good, I’ve loved all of my teachers, they’ve all been really nice and supportive.

Jodie Hook

The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.

Katie Whittingham, A Level student