Level 2 Certificate in Women's Hairdressing

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details


College 16-18,Adult


Hair & Media Make-up

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 632.00
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Course Overview

The hairdressing industry is a fast-developing skill set that is different every day. There are over 30,000 Hair Salons within the UK and currently taking on new stylists every year. If you are passionate about Hairdressing and wanting to expand your skills and knowledge; then this is the right course for you.

Our Level 2 programme is designed to prepare you for working on clients. It will allow you to gain confidence and skills in becoming a junior stylist within a Hair Salon.The main purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing Services is to enable you to develop your hair skills, techniques and knowledge, which will prepare you to progress to the next year of Hairdressing.

The course is a 2 year programme. You will achieve your Level 2 Certificate in the first year.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 3 or above (including maths and/or English language).

What you will Learn

All units in this qualification have been specifically designed to prepare you for working on clients in a real salon environment. You will develop knowledge of the hairdressing sector and work alongside colleagues completing clients in a real salon environment.

You will gain skills of demonstrating professional standards and expectations needed to work in a salon. These skills you will learn on the first-year journey will be carried through to your second year.


As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:
Observed work
Witness statements
Audio-visual media
Evidence of prior learning or attainment
Written questions
Oral questions
Case studies


You will progress on to your Level 2 Diploma for the second year allowing you to really grasp the technical skills involved in Hairdressing.

What else could I do?
– Barbering
– Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies
– Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques
– Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services

Career Options include:
– Junior Stylist
– An Apprenticeship or 2nd Year Full Time Course Salon Reception Work
– Leading on to become a Hair Stylist Mobile Hair Stylist
– Cruise Liner Stylist

Career Options

Hairdresser, Salon Owner

Mandatory Units

Mandatory units for this course are:

Client Consultation
Health and Safety
Shampoo and Condition Hair
The Art of Colouring Hair
The Art of Dressing Hair
Working in the Hair Industry

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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