Level 2 Diploma 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

£ 1286.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


Course Overview

Once successfully completing your Level 2 hairdressing certificate, the Level 2 Diploma is your second stage towards seeking a career as a employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on the hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognized by the UK’s leading professional body (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior hairdresser/stylist.

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. We will ensure you are supported every step of the way, ensuring you succeed and progress to a career in the Hairdressing industry. Learners will start full colour and cutting skills on clients.

Your future is our top priority. Preparing for industry is your top priority. We can work together to ensure your dream is fulfilled!

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 and demonstrating professional standards and expectations needed to work in a salon.
These skills you will learn on this second year will develop to a higher level to enable you to perform services independently and progress on to Level 3.


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


Progression opportunites include:
Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies
Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques
Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services

Learners completing this qualification are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Hairdresser with The Hairdressing Council.

Career options as a junior stylist/hairdresser include:
– Commercial hair salons
-Independent/mobile/home-based settings
– Cruise ships

Career Options

Hairdresser, Salon Owner

Mandatory Units

Mandatory units for this course are:

The art of cutting women’s Hair
Plaiting and twisting hair
Perming hair
Promote products and retailing
Create an image based on a theme

Optional units include:
Cutting Gents Hair

Contact Details

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

Extra Costs Involved

Exam Validation Body

Hours Per Week

How Long To Complete

Programme Structure

Contact Details


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.
READY TO begin your journey?

Apply Now

Course not quite right for you?

try these similar courses