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Hairdressing Courses at Lancaster & Morecambe

Hairdressing Level 2

egg-timerFull Time
arrowLevel 2
hat16-18, Adult FT
calendar1 Year
pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 04/09/2023

Hairdressing Level 2 is a course which focuses on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the hairdressing industry. During this course you will gain a variety of skills such as shampooing and conditioning hair, colouring hair and dressing and styling hair. You will also learn basic cutting and perming techniques.

Upon completion of this course learners will receive a Women’s Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma.

Course Overview

Learners will have three days a week in College which will involve a mixture of both theory and practical sessions to ensure learners develop all the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for their assessments. Assessment methods include; assignments, coursework, portfolio presentation, exams and practical performance. Learners will be expected to carry out home studies for exam revision and to complete assignments.

Course content includes the following:

  • Working in Industry

  • Health & Safety

  • Client Consultation

  • Shampooing & Conditioning Hair

  • Promoting Products & Services

  • Cutting Women’s Hair

  • Colouring & Lightening Hair

  • Styling & Dressing Hair

  • Perming & Neutralising Hair

  • Creating an Image

  • Plaiting & Twisting Hair

Course activities include visits from guest speakers, including annual visits from Steiner Cruise Ships, and outings to competitions and external taught sessions. In the past students have visited the Wella Academy in Manchester and each year our students are given the opportunity to compete in National Hair & Beauty Federation competitions in Blackpool.

Our students also take part in a variety of activities within College such as fundraising events and in-house competitions.

Industry Links

All students are required to carry out an industry work placement which allows the students to demonstrate their skills in a real working environment and learn more about Hairdressing techniques in practice.

Progression Routes

There are a variety of progression opportunities available within College including: Hair Dressing Level 3, Hairdressing Level 2 Apprenticeship, Hairdressing Level 3 Apprenticeship and Barbering Level 2.

There are many exciting roles to go into in the Hairdressing industry such as:

  • TV Hair Stylist

  • Hair Colouring Technician

  • Music Production Stylist

  • Freelance Hairdresser

  • Teacher

  • Social Media Stylist

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in this industry.

Entry Requirements

To study this course, you must:

  • Show enthusiasm and a proven interest in the subject area

  • Provide evidence of good skills in practical subjects

  • Enjoy working with other people

  • Show commitment to study

  • Be able to work independently

  • Show good interpersonal skills

You must also have 3 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS English or Maths at grade 3/D or higher.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A30002-A1A