Course: Hairdressing Level 2

Study Level

Level 2


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


2 Years



"We love our partnership with East Coast College. Giving the opportunity to youth to come into the industry in a professional manner. We value this method of training, and at a high quality standard, all thanks to the college."

Noir Hairdressing

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

Modules you may study include:

  • Cutting hair
  • Colouring and lighting
  • Styling and finishing
  • Treating hair and scalp
  • Reception duties
  • Creative cutting and colouring
  • Client consultations
  • Hair perming

We have great relationships with many salon owners and other related businesses in the industry and can help you find work experience opportunities locally. This could be in a small salon or a larger business to gain real life experience and prepare you for the world of work after college.

Why study with us:

  • You will train and gain experience in our large on-site salons
  • You will interact with real clients and learn customer service skills
  • You will get the chance to show off your creative cuts and colours in national and in-house competitions


You will need to have achieved at least three GCSEs at grade 3 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.

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

  • Level 3

  • Full-time

Hairdressing Level 3: View Course