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
Full Time, Vocational

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 led 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.

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