Hairdressing - Level 2 Certificate

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pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 15/09/2021

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 techniques.

Entry Requirements

There is no formal entry criteria for this course, just a commitment to your studies.

The qualification is suitable for anyone already employed in beauty and hairdressing establishments and anyone who wishes to acquire expertise in this area. As you will be working with members of the public you need to be enthusiastic, confident and enjoy working with people on a daily basis. To remain on the course you will need to show your commitment to the course by having excellent attendance, punctuality and behaviour.

Course Activities

Learners will attend 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 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.

Upon successful completion you will gain a City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing.

Progression Opportunities

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.


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: B31281-A1A