19 Years and Over


The Level 2 Certificate in Women’s Hairdressing is a vocational qualification which is ideal for those seeking a career as a hairdresser / stylist. The majority of your learning will take place in the College’s own well-equipped salon which is a real working environment. You will carry out assessments on real paying clients in line with commercial service timings. In addition, you will also undertake work experience in an external salon.

This qualification is recognised by the UK’s lead hairdressing professional association and will prepare you for a career as a hairdresser/ stylist.

Entry Requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved following:

· Hairdressing or skills test / interview outcome

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for a variety of hairdressing techniques and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a hairdresser/stylist. You must achieve all mandatory and optional units which include:

• Working in the hair industry
• Follow health and safety practice in the salon
• Client consultation for hair services
• Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
• Cut women’s hair
• Colour and lighten hair
• The art of dressing hair


All units contain internal and external assessment elements and include an externally set and externally marked theory exams. Formative and summative practical assessments will be carried out for each unit. You will be continually assessed through written means including knowledge questions, assignments, oral questions and online exams, which are marked externally. You will build a portfolio as part of your qualification.

Awarding body

City and Guilds


Fees: 1200.00


On successful completion of this qualification you could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

– commercial salons
– independent/self-employed/freelance/home-based settings

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for employment, you may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further in the following area:

– Level 3 Certificate in Women’s hairdressing
– Level 2 Certificate in Barbering

Additional information

You will need to purchase a uniform and a kit for this course. You will be advised of these and their cost at your admissions interview.

Photographic evidence and reflections of each client service carried out is needed for all elements of this course to reference portfolio assessments.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 16/09/2021

End date: 20/05/2022

Time: 5:45pm - 8:45pm

Days of week: Tu W

Weekly hours: 8.00

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