19 Years and Over


City & Guilds is the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, offering over 500 awards across a wide range of industries, and progressing from entry level to the highest levels of professional achievement.

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


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 assessments. Formative and summative practical assessments will be carried out for each unit. You will be continually assessed through written means including knowledge questions, assignments, tasks and oral questions. You will build a portfolio as part of your qualification. Each unit is graded pass, merit, Distinction and an overall grade is awarded with all grades calculated together to gain a level mark pass, merit or distinction and awarded on completion.

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

Additional information

Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

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: 12/09/2022

End date: 23/06/2023

Time: 5:45pm - 8:45pm

Days of week: Tu W

Weekly hours: 8.00

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