Course: Hairdressing Level 2

Study Level

Level 2

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


2 Years



Do you want to develop your hairdressing skills and work with different clients to create that perfect hair style? From our superb campus salons – Images and Visions – you will learn all the techniques you will need to start a career in the industry.

This programme includes a variety of modules including:

  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work

Two additional optional units:

  • Perm and neutralise hair
  • Plait and twist hair and neutralise hair
  • Salon reception duties
  • Cut men’s hairstyles

Work experience is part of your course and this is arranged individually to ensure you get the most from the experience. Within your programme of study you will also develop a range of employability and personal skills, as well as attributes essential for performance in further study or your working life.

We run in-house competitions and also encourage you to enter national competitions such as Wella Xposure.

During the course you will receive practical and theory lessons. In practical lessons you will work through a series of units to develop your hands-on skills. The theory sessions provide you with the underpinning knowledge needed to apply your skills in the salon and practice sessions.


You will need to have achieved at least two GCSEs at grade 4 or above. You can also apply for this course if you have completed Introduction to the Hair Level 1.



Theory is assessed through a combination of external multiple choice exam papers, written on-line assignments and oral questioning. Practical sessions are assessed using observation, oral questioning and examining products of work.


Upon completion of this course, you may wish to progress on to Hairdressing Level 3, or undertake an apprenticeship where you will be able to demonstrate the skills you have learnt and gain invaluable experience working in the industry. Or you may prefer to find work within the hairdressing industry.

We have former students who are assessors, senior stylists, salon managers, salon owners, working on cruise ships or continuing at college with a teaching qualification.

Related Study Programmes

Hairdressing Level 3

  • 1 Year

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  • Full-time

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